Distillery Tours & Venues
Three Unique Venues
Our distillery is based across two gorgeous old buildings, 5 minutes drive apart within the Peak District National Park. We also have a beautiful little shop and Gin Garden housed within the 150 Year Old Pavilion Gardens in Buxton.
The Forest Distillery
The Forest Distillery is a 17th Century stone barn nestled in Macclesfield Forest. 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 Cat & Fiddle Whisky Distillery
The Cat & Fiddle, sitting at 1689 feet, will be Britain’s highest altitude Whisky Distillery.
We’ve been renovating the old building for the past 12 months and hope to move our whisky still here in spring 2021. Until then, we have a lovely little take-out shop, and again, host the most intimate tours and tastings every week within the old pub. We also have table to book if you just fancy a tipple.
Due to high demand, all tables and events at all venues must be pre-booked using the below link:
The Little Shop & Forest Gin Garden
The Little Shop & Gin Garden, our little shop & bar is situated in the beautiful historic Pavilion Gardens.
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.
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!
Also available is a large range of hand selected wines from around the world, so there is certainly something for everyone.
We even have a small range of gifts and homeware
We are delighted to announce the Little Shop & Bar will be opening from Saturday 19th February.
Our outdoor Little Gin Garden will be opening from Saturday 2nd April
Following the success of Summer 2021, we strongly recommend that you pre- book your table in advance.
Our Current opening hours are:
The Little Shop
Monday – Sunday: 9.30am to 5pm
Forest Indoor Bar
Monday – Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Forest Gin Garden
Friday & Saturday 12pm to 6pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm