Author Archives: Laurence Conisbee

  • Wharf Distillery voted Drinks Producer of the Year

    Hot News! In December we were thrilled to be judged/voted Drinks Producer of the Year at the Circus Magazine Independent Food & Drink Awards – particularly special as initial nominations were put forward by the general public. The final decision was a mixture of a judging panel and more public voting. We are very humbled to have been given …

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  • Cattle Creep wins an English Whisky Silver Medal

    Wow! We have just been awarded a Silver Medal for our first whisky with 87/100 by the London Spirits Competition! As England’s smallest whisky distillery you can imagine we are well chuffed. The first release from Cask I has now gone however the second (award-winning) release form Cask I, an expression at 58.8%, is available. There were only 60 bottles …

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  • Say Hello to England’s Newest Whisky

    You won’t find us on any Whisky map, and you probably won’t have read anything about us either but tucked away in a small corner of the Northamptonshire countryside resides what is probably the smallest whisky distillery in England and in November this year our first few bottles will quietly be released to the world. …

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  • Gintroducing…. Safine Drenc!

    It was never going to happen. We never planned to do it. In fact, it wasn’t even on the list of things to do. So why, you may ask, are you bringing out a Wharf Distillery Northamptonshire Gin? And why now!? At the distillery we are very fortunate to also have a shop. Well we …

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  • The Threat to Traditional Cider and the 35% Juice Conundrum

    The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced in the budget a new tax on ‘white cider’ over 7%, to create a new duty band for cider between 7 and 7.5%. So what exactly is white cider, and what does this mean for traditional cider? Well “white cider” is a meaningless term, there is no such thing in …

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  • The Writing on the Wall

    Like a revered piece of Banksy grafitti, the writing had been on the wall for a couple of years and was beginning to fade, so it was inevitable that we would have to find new premises, and quickly. The clock had been ticking for a long time. The site of our new home came as …

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  • Still Time to Expand

    In 2011 we started producing our own apple brandy and in 2014 we acquired our first still, Velocity, extending our product range to include malt spirit. In 2016 we now feel the time is right to expand the range further, increase our capacity and to create a dedicated brand for our unique artisanal spirits and …

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  • Historic Site Under Threat from Development

    Change could be underfoot for us as landlords consider development of the historic Galleon Wharf site for luxury housing. So what does the future hold? For over a hundred years Galleon Wharf has played a key role in the history of Wolverton but all that could soon change if the landlord (Suisse Property Holdings Limited) …

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  • Groundrush

    There is always a long list. On this list are all the jobs that need doing now; all the jobs that need doing soon; and all of the other things I’d really like to do as they are so much more fun than the previous two categories. Unfortunately I never get around to writing this …

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