Chatsworth Gin - Produced on the Chatsworth Estate

After years of development between Peak Ales and Chatsworth, we’re extremely proud to present our brand new small batch Chatsworth Gin. Distilled at our original barn on the Chatsworth Estate Chatsworth Gin has been created in our hand crafted still, made by German company Arnold Holstein. The still took 7 whole months to arrive from order to delivery, and has been named ‘Isobel’, a family name of the directors, Rob & Debra Evans.Selected botanicals from the Chatsworth garden & greenhouse have been used in the creation of this classic London Dry Gin. The infusion of Chatsworth lemons, lemongrass and lemon verbena produce a crisp citrus character which is complemented by the herbal notes of the banana leaf. The connection between Chatsworth and the Cavendish banana is integral, and we believe the addition of banana leaf, as a botanical, is unique. We hope you agree that the blend is a great success.Suggested serve – Chatsworth Gin with Fever tree Indian tonic water, plenty of ice and a slice of lemon.

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The Cavendish Greenhouse

The Cavendish Greenhouse

The Chatsworth Vinery

The Cavendish Banana Story

In the 1830s, Joseph Paxton, head gardener to the 6th Duke of Devonshire, introduced bananas to Chatsworth when he received a specimen plant from Mauritius. In November 1835 the banana plant flowered, producing more than 100 fruits, and Paxton was able to offer plants to enthusuasts around the country.The importance of the Cavendish banana came to the fore when Panana Disease virtually wiped out the established Gros Michel variety, and over the next 10 years the more resistant Cavendish banana became the main commercial crop around the world.However, once again, Panama Disease is threatening the world's bananas, and scientists are working hard to find a solution. One project hopes to develop a Cavendish banana plant using a disease resistant Madagascan variety to ensure that bananas will be enjoyed far into the future.

Produced by Peak Ales

Situated in converted outbuildings on the Chatsworth Estate, Peak Ales is the culmination of years of planning and hard work by owners Robert & Debra Evans. In 2003 Robert and Debra had a carefully prepared plan – sell the house, uproot their family, leave secure jobs and set up a microbrewery in the Peak District, simple? Rob knew he only had one chance to get this right, working hard to find premises suitable to fit in with his dream. Chatsworth suggested he took a look at Cunnery Barn on the Chatsworth Estate, the barn buildings were in disrepair but the potential was obvious; the perfect location for a microbrewery had been discovered.Mighty oaks grow from little acorns as they say and by 2012 it was becoming clear we’d hit capacity and keeping up with demand became a challenge, at the end of 2014 we upgraded our brewing equipment to a 20 barrel plant and the main brewery moved to a purpose built premise in the picturesque location of Ashford in the Water. The brewery had left, but the barn is pretty special and we didn’t want to leave, so a brand new plan to create a Brewery Visitor Centre & Gin Distillery was created, to consist of a brewery, a distillery, a shop and tasting room plus venue hire options.

Founder, Rob, in the Peak Ales brewery

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Address:The Barn Brewery, ChatsworthBakewell, Derbyshire. DE45 1EX

Phone: +44 (0)1246 583737