Distillery & Shop
small batch natural products
In the summer of 2018 we were offered the lease on an old bridal shop in Matlock. The building has a rich history and for over 100 years was an off license, specialising in wine and spirits. We were developing a gin brand at the time, Grain Artisan and so we decided to quit everything and build a small batch distillery and gin shop in the heart of Matlock, Derbyshire. After 7 incredibly hard months, we opened in February 2019.
Our little distillery is hand built and we use a combination of copper alembic stills and pot stills to create our gins. On site we have a gin shop, selling our produce along with a few artisan products from local producers. We also have a small art gallery on site, showcasing local artists. All the art is for sale.
We source as much of our raw materials locally as we can, a lot of our fruit is hand picked from Cromford Orchard, just a couple of miles away from the distillery and we forage all year round. We filter fresh Derbyshire water, on site, for blending. We compost our spent botanicals, recycle our cooling water and we hope to offer a bottle recycling scheme soon.
Our bottle art work is hand drawn by a local artist, Wayne Fallon and individually screen printed and fired. We hand bottle and hand finish all of our gins.