A very Unique Location
Our Gin distillery has now relocated to join our Whisky Distillery at The unique Cat & Fiddle within the Peak District National Park. We also have our onsite shop where you can discover our full range of Forest Distillery products and grab yourself a nice hot beverage at the same time.
The Cat & Fiddle Distillery, macclesfield forest
Forest Gin Distillery
Enjoy an informal, friendly tour around our award winning Forest Gin Distillery & Bar
The Forest Gin Distillery has now moved to to join our Forest Whisky Distillery at the Cat & Fiddle. Surrounded by nature, and with our own ancient spring producing a constant supply of fresh water. Our distillery is a beautiful old building, daily distilling spirits of the very purest quality. This is where we make all of our Gin.
We have a bar within the distillery, which we open to the public most weekday afternoons. We’re occasionally hampered by snow and only have a very small team here, so it is always best to book before visiting.
We offer regular distillery tours at weekends and would love to host you here. Because of our size, we can only release a few tickets at a time and they do tend to sell out very fast. Please see below to book.
the Forest Distillery bar
Why not join us for a G & T by the fire at The Forest Distillery Bar
Open Tuesday to Friday: 1pm -5pm
The Cat & Fiddle, sitting at 1689 feet, is Britain's highest altitude whisky Distillery
Once a famous old coaching Inn opened in 1813, the Cat & Fiddle is now the home of Forest Whisky. This is where we distill local grains with wild yeasts and our own spring water to produce rare, single malt English Whisky. Also on site, we have a take-out shop open daily, alongside intimate tours and tastings. If you just fancy a drink by the fire, then comfy seats are also available, but please be advised that these are by pre-booking only.
Due to the high demand, all tables and events at all venues must be pre-booked using the links below.
the cat & Fiddle Distillery - bar & shop
The Cat & Fiddle Bar opening Hours
Monday to Sunday: 12pm -5pm
(Pre Booking Only)
The Cat & Fiddle Shop opening Hours
Monday to sunday: 10pm -5pm
The Little Shop & Gin Garden
Our Little Shop & Gin Garden, our little shop & bar is situated in the beautiful historic Pavilion Gardens in Buxton.
You can take in the picturesque views whilst enjoying a cold G&T in our little gin garden, or pop into our shop where you can grab yourself a bottle of our award winning Forest Gin or Whisky. For those strange folk who don’t enjoy spirits, we have a curated range of wines and local beer as an alternative treat.
Chat with our weasels in the store who will tell you the story about how we began and will tell you all about our spirits and the perfect serve! We also offer regular samples and tastings.
Also available is a large range of hand selected wines from around the world, so there is certainly something for everyone, alongside a range of local gifts, pottery and homeware.