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

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 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 and not forgetting toys for the little weasels!

Due to high demand, all tables and events at all venues must be pre-booked using the below link:

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

Awards

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