Welcome to Wharf Distillery
We are an independent small-batch copper-pot distillery producing a range of exciting spirits and liqueurs from our location in the old market town of Towcester in South Northamptonshire. We are one of England’s smallest whisky distilleries and distil apple brandy from locally sourced apples. We also have a range of single malts, gin, vodka and rum, all crafted by hand to create the highest quality spirits. We welcome everyone to come and see how it is all done on our small copper pot stills.
Note: We are currently refurbishing the distillery so are not yet back open for tours and tastings. However, our distillery shop is open most weekdays and Saturdays, or you can order online here.
Grain to glass
Currently we are the only grain to glass distillery in Northamptonshire which means that we don’t just buy in neutral spirit to make our products, we actually ferment raw ingredients to create an initial base alcohol.
We are proud to craft a great range of spirits. Our products range from English Whisky, gin, brandy, liqueurs, as well as our own range of exotic blends and flavours of liqueurs and aperitifs. Our distiller crafts new artisan spirits from a diverse range of local ingredients, all created in our handmade Portuguese copper alembic pot stills.
Whether you are looking for the perfect after dinner drink, or an ideal mixer for your home cocktail creations, we have amazing spirits for you to sample. Find us in local independent shops, local markets and food festivals in and around Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and North Buckinghamshire.
Meet Our Growing Team
LaurenceAfter his Hard Core dry cider was crowned Champion Cider of Britain in 2011 Laurence began distilling some of the rougher stuff into apple brandy until, in 2017, Laurence decided to refocus solely on distilling and founded Wharf Distillery.
AliceAlice provides the creative force behind Wharf Distillery as well as managing our bottling and fulfilment capabilities. Alice is a whizz on the social media where her images of the distillery and products bring our Instagram and Facebook pages to life.
NickNick joined us on a cider-making course several years ago, and jumped when the opportunity arose to become a part-time distiller. Having joined us in 2019, he now distills everything from our signature Apple Brandy to our award-winning Gins.
IreneAlready known to us for many years, we were delighted when Irene agreed to join the team in 2021. You can find Irene bottling miniatures, tracking inventory, despatching orders, or manning our distillery shop where she always extends a warm welcome to all our visitors.
PetePete is one of our trainee distiller and also mucks in with bottling and labelling. As a retired Police Office and Teacher, Pete brings a bit of order to the distillery.