Call 01260 253245
Pavilion Gardens | St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE
Call 01260 253245
Pavilion Gardens | St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE

The Cat & Fiddle Distillery

Above – Book now to enjoy your drink of choice both indoors in the comfort our our refurbished bar or outdoors on our new covered terrace. Right – Our Whisky Still has successfully been moved to the Cat & Fiddle and our Whisky Tours are now available to book.

After founding the Forest Distillery down the hill, the Bond family realised that the cellars at the Cat & Fiddle were perfect for slow, cool maturation of whisky. Very kindly, the owners of the building (still the Robinsons family) agreed a lease, and offered lots of support for the extremely daft idea of turning the Cat & Fiddle into the UK’s highest altitude whisky distillery.

We are very pleased to announce the refurbishment of the Cat & Fiddle is now complete. Our shop is fully stocked with our own bottles of Forest Gin & Forest Whisky, and our choice selection of Wines and Local Beers. Our Whisky Still is now in place and our Casks of Forest Distillery Whisky are now resting quietly in the cellars. To show off our new whisky distillery we are now ready to start our renown Whisky Distillery Tour where you will learn the history of whisky, the distilling process and how we apply this process to our own whisky production.

Our Opening Hours:

Wednesday & Thursday 11am to 5pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am to 9pm

Sunday 11am to 5pm

The Cat & Fiddle Shop

Our takeaway shop is open 7 days a week!

Monday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm

We are fully stocked with plenty of goods to take away!

Fantastic Forest Blend Coffee, specially made for us by Kickback Coffee based in Pott Shrigley
Delicious cakes made for us by The Bridge Bakehouse in Whaley Bridge
Pork Pies from our friends N. Carter’s Butchers in Macclesfield
A range of craft beers from our friends:

Wincle Brewery
Redwillow Brewery
Shindigger Brewery
Robinsons Brewery

A fantastic Wine selection carefully chosen by our in-house Wine Weasel
And of course our full range of Forest Products including Cat & Fiddle Shop Exclusives!

A glimpse inside the Cat & Fiddle Shop

Forest Distillery Awards

Forest Gin is THE ONLY Gin to have ever been awarded two separate
Double-Gold Medals at the San Francisco World Spirit Awards

Winner in the Worlds Best 50 Gins 2021

Forest Whisky has been chosen as the BEST WORLD WHISKY
by The Independent Indy100

Gold Medal World Whisky Masters Award 2021