We started Tameside’s first ever distillery in July 2019.
We distil our own gin and rum in our 100 litre stills. None of the production is outsourced.
Our 100 litre stills, used to create our products.
We are not afraid to experiment. Not all of our creations see the light of day as an actual release.
We hope you enjoy the ones that do.
We are one of the few British producers of rum that is made from scratch.
Currently we are the only distillery in North West England creating rum from our own fermentation.
We start by fermenting sugarcane molasses, with plenty of “dunder” and a long fermentation time.
The wash is then distilled twice before being aged with oak.
The fermentation stage of our rum.
The 2nd distillation stage of our rum.
Willow Wood Hospice is an adult hospice providing specialist palliative care for patients with life limiting illnesses.
They celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2019.
We distil and bottle their unique gin. We support the charity by subsidising each bottle of gin we supply.
More information: www.willowwood.info
We are approved by SALSA.
What is SALSA? It is a food-safety standard and stands for “Safe and Local Supplier Approval”.
The SALSA audit – and the ongoing requirements to maintain certification – are much stricter than the hygiene inspection by our local authority.
SALSA certification is only granted to suppliers who are able to demonstrate to an auditor that they are able to produce safe and legal products and are committed to continually meeting the requirements of the SALSA standard.