Our story began in 2014 when Lindsay & Karl Bond began home distilling tiny batches of spirits from the kitchen table in our home next to Macclesfield Forest.
These initial distillations were purely for our own enjoyment, so we threw in handfuls of berries, mosses and ferns which our 6 year old daughter Harriet had foraged from the forest and surrounding hills. Slowly but surely, word spread about our gin, and we decided to decant the liquid into porcelain bottles to see if anybody would be interested in tasting it…
We are very proud to say that things have rapidly moved on. The Forest Distillery is now housed within a beautiful stone barn in the Peak District National Park. We now distill single malt English Whisky in our state-of-the art 500 litre pot still. Our gin is recognised as one of the worlds finest spirits having won an unprecedented two separate double-gold medals at the San Francisco Spirit Awards. Our products are sold in the finest bars, restaurants, hotels and lounges around the world.
We are still a tiny, independent distillery, and between 5 of us here, we continue to produce our products in the same ways that we did at home, using pestle & mortars and tiny pot stills. We forage for our ingredients regularly in the Forest and we always do our very best to ensure that these fresh, natural flavours come through to your glass.
我們的故事開始於2014年，當時Lindsay和 Karl Bond 開始在我們家麥克萊斯菲爾德森林(Macclesfield Forest)旁邊的廚房餐桌上蒸餾少量烈酒。 這些最初的蒸餾純粹是為了我們自己的享受，所以我們撒了一把漿果、苔蘚和蕨類植物，這些都是我們6歲的女兒哈麗特從森林和周圍的山上採來的。慢慢地，關於我們杜松子琴酒的消息傳開了，我們決定把酒倒進瓷瓶裡，看看有沒有人有興趣品嚐它……
我們很自豪地說，事情已經迅速地向前發展了。森林釀酒廠現在坐落在山頂地區國家公園的一個美麗的石頭穀倉裡。我們現在用最先進的500升蒸餾罐蒸餾英國單一麥芽威士忌。我們的杜松子琴酒被認為是世界上最好的烈酒之一，在San Francisco Spirit Awards中獲得了前所未有的兩枚獨立的雙金獎。我們的產品銷往世界各地最好的酒吧、餐廳、酒店和酒廊。