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    The Forest Distillery

    Distilling fine spirits from the heart of Macclesfield Forest has been our passion since 2014.

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    Our special blend of wild-foraged, organic botanicals, pure spring water and the finest grains give our spirits their distinct flavour and smooth finish.

    In 2014, Lindsay and Karl Bond began home-distilling spirits using foraged ingredients from Macclesfield Forest. Forest Distillery has since become a thriving business, expanding into whisky production and moving to the Cat and Fiddle, within the Peak District National Park. Their globally-recognised gin has won double-gold medals at the San Francisco Spirit Awards. Forest Distillery remains a small, independent operation, using traditional methods and high-quality ingredients to create signature products with pure, natural flavours.

    The Cat and Fiddle proudly holds the distinction of being the UK's highest-altitude distillery, situated at an elevation of 1689 feet. Within the cosy 200-year-old stone building, guests can enjoy a unique drinking experience. Distillery tours provide an exclusive glimpse into the alchemy of Forest spirits, featuring the copper stills housed in a rebuilt barn and the seventeenth-century cellar where exceptional whiskies are matured.

    Our Facilities

    • Guided tours for groups
    • Free Parking
    • Gift shop
    • Real log/coal fires
    • Contactless Payment Accepted
    • Coach parties welcomed
    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
    • Bar area
    • Beer garden

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