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Durham Distillery

Durham Distillery is a small-batch craft distillery based in the heart of the beautiful Durham City. Our aim is to create spirits of genuine integrity; lovingly produced using traditional methods, the highest quality ingredients and a true passion for our work.

Inspired by a trip to the East Coast of the US, our founder (and local lad) Jon Chadwick, fell in love with the idea of creating an urban distillery set against the backdrop of this historic University City.

We believe in doing things properly, with each product having its own distinct place in our carefully curated range. We take pride in combining traditional methods with a new and innovative approach whilst maintaining the integrity and authenticity of our spirits.

We were the first distillery in County Durham, and we are proud of our links to the City. We all come from Durham, and we love it here! We also love really great spirits, whether that’s G&T or a cocktail and sometimes we even drink them neat.

We are members of the Scottish Craft Distillers Association, which reflects the fact that we see ourselves as having more in common with small craft distilleries in Scotland rather than with the big spirits companies. We want to become the North East’s distiller of choice for people who care about the provenance, quality and craft of the products they consume.

In 2022 we moved into a new, larger site in order to start production on our long-awaited Durham Whisky. This project has been a labour of love and to see it finally come to fruition has made all of the hard work more than worth it.

We now offer a range of tours and events within the new site, including cocktail making classes and private events.