We have built two stills at Yorkshire Dales Distillery both of which incorporate copper plated columns and enable the flavouring of spirits through 100% vapour infusion. It is these features and the properties of our unique and ancient natural mineral water from Swaledale, which we use for all aspects of production, that enable us to produce such noteworthy smooth spirits. Using the smaller Still we can produce batches of up to 50 bottles, ideal for meeting the requirements of many of our customers. Our larger Still is identical in all aspects, except scale, enabling us to create larger batches whilst maintaining the same care and attention to detail in our work.
Inspired by the rugged and challenging beauty of our home, the Yorkshire Dales, our own range of handcrafted London Dry Gins and Vodka are beautifully smooth and utterly unique. Many of our botanicals are sourced or created locally including a honey drawn from hives less than a mile from the Distillery, our own hay smoked black peppercorns, which are infused into Smokey Ram Yorkshire Vodka, and pink grapefruit peel which we prepare and dry.
Having been created and developed by us at the Distillery, all of our spirits are distilled in very small batches before they are hand bottled, labelled and signed ready for you to enjoy.
Having spent most of Tony’s Army career based in North Yorkshire, Sarah and Tony Brotherton settled in a small village on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and established Yorkshire Dales Distillery in April 2016. Their passion for handcrafted quality spirits is born from a longstanding family love for and work in the industry.
Tony’s cottage farm living grandparents were the original G&T fans inspiring a passion for home grown quality and the finest natural ingredients; Grandad used to scrimp on the gin for himself if times were hard but he always made sure that Grandma had her share.
There is a rapidly growing Team at the Distillery and the employment and training of Veterans, ex-offenders , young people and the long term unemployed is prioritised.