News from White Peak Distillery
Like everyone, we've spent the last few weeks adjusting to the new ground rules. Having had to close the Distillery shop and postpone our tours and other events in mid-March, we've focused our efforts online and with local delivery. And we would like to say a big thank you to all our supporters!
What's more, this has all helped us to continue to produce our 'Team Spirit' hand sanitiser. We've now produced 500 litres with most donated to key workers; including NHS hospitals, NHS community nurses, fire service, schools, care homes. All round its been a great team effort and its been nice to play a small part for those in need.
Tours & Zoom
Having postponed our tours on 17th March through to the end of May, following last night's advice from the PM it now seems we must push that date back again to at least 30th June. We'll be in touch with those affected in the coming days. Rest assured that if you have a booking or a voucher there's no best before date and we will do our best to work everything out as quickly as we can.
In the meantime, we have grabbed the digital bull by the horns and have launched a 6-week (initially) series of Zoom-based Thursday night tasting events. The focus for these is single malt and can all be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. We send you a tasting pack and all you need to do is download Zoom and we can meet up from a very safe distance! For more details and to make a booking, please see website link below:
With the Distillery shop closed until further notice, we're continuing to offer safe sales via our website for mailing out and, if local, for doorstep delivery. We’ve had to scale back operations due to the virus, so we can’t process online orders quite as quickly as previous but we hope this won’t be an issue for most of you.
We’ve reinstated postage & packing on all orders (Royal Mail 2nd Class where possible to keep our costs down) to help with some of the sanitiser costs. For every order you place online that includes gin or rum (500ml or 700ml) we are including a free bottle of Team Spirit sanitiser! We have two mailing days each week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, for all orders received up to 4pm on the day prior.
We're offering a free Friday delivery service for online orders from local customers in postcodes DE1, DE4, DE22 and DE56, for orders placed before 5pm on Thursdays. Please leave a mobile number in the online notes section so we can keep in touch as necessary about your delivery e.g. if you're out exercising!
We’re doing all we can to ensure the well-being of our staff, customers and community, and are following recommended hygiene protocols for packing and handling orders. In addition, for local deliveries, we will drop at your doorstep, ring the door bell and retreat a safe distance. If no one answers we will take a photo and send you a picture of where to find your delivery (to the mobile number added in your order details).
Finally...we’re pleased to let you know that in late May our Derbyshire rum will be available to order online. After more than 12 months in research, since the start of this year we've been busy making our first full-scale rum batches. Most of this is being aged in casks for the future, but we kept back some un-aged, white rum and liked it so much we've decided to do a limited bottling. This first rum release of 250 bottles will be available on our website from noon on 27th May (we can't take pre-orders at this time).
For more information on our rum project, please visit our website: