• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 8 Months in 8 Minutes

    Ok, I confess, I’m probably not the worlds best blogger. Strangely I quite enjoy the act of blogging, time however always seems to get the better of me, and what seemed like just a few weeks between blogs actually became months. In this case 8 months! So here we go, a catch up of the …

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  • Virtual Orchard Goes Large

    First of all, let me apologise for the hiatus of blogs since the harvest in September. Poor I know but a lot has happened in the time that has passed and I guess I have been rather pre-occupied. OK, so I’m possibly being a bit cryptic, apologies again, just lots of updates and not sure …

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  • Hot Off the Press

    What a great start to the season. Three quarters of a tonne of hand-picked apples from nine different orchards and, 6 hours later, 500 litres of glorious juice. Everything didn’t quite go according to plan though and, at 9.30am I was wondering whether there would be any juice at all! The day started with an unusual …

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  • Let the Harvest Begin

    Today was a good day. Today I started collecting apples ready for the first pressing of the year this coming weekend. Well technically I started yesterday, but that was just a few kilos, whereas today was nearer half a tonne. The weather was spot on too: a nice cool breeze and a little bit of …

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