the forest distillery

The home of Forest Gin & Forest Whisky

Made by our family with love

The Forest Distillery is a unique place where the Bond Family and our small team lovingly distil small batches of spirits from wild foraged, locally sourced and organic ingredients combined with our pure, natural spring water. 
We began distilling from our home back in 2014 and now produce small batch spirits of the very highest quality at our distillery high above the clouds in the Peak District National Park. 
Located at the 209 year old Cat & Fiddle above Macclesfield Forest, we are officially the UK’s highest altitude distillery.
The botanicals that we collect from the forest bring wild, fresh flavours to our drinks, and the spring water here is filtered through the peat of the moorlands. The barley used to create our whisky is grown just down the hill by Cheshire Farmers, then our fermenters are left open to encourage wild yeast. The oak used in our casks is grown and coopered in England. Our bottes are hand-made in Stoke-on-Trent featuring bespoke artwork, and our distillery dog is called Ted. 
We truly believe that Forest Gin & Forest Whisky are amongst the world’s finest spirits. Thankfully, many of you seem to agree with us.

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View our range of Forest Gin, Single malt forest Whisky, Blended Malt Whisky, gifts and treats

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Join us for an informal, friendly tour, or simply book a table at one of our venues

Explore Our Unique Venues

Why not book a tour around our Award winning Gin Distillery, Whisky Distillery or visit our Little Shop and Gin garden

The Cat & Fiddle Distillery, Macclesfield Forest

The Little Shop & Forest Gin Garden, Buxton

Forest Trade Sales

We are always on the lookout for UK & International Distributors

Forest Trade Sales

We are always on the lookout for UK & International Distributors.

Forest Distillery Awards

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Whether you’re looking to join one of our Whisky or Gin Distillery Tours or to book a table for a drink at the Cat & Fiddle or The Little shop & gin garden, we are the perfect place.

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