The company
& distillery

Proud of our world-class craft spirits

The Wensleydale Spirit Company is a proud producer of world-class craft spirits in the Yorkshire Dales. We have one key focus, and that is to produce high-quality spirits that represent our region of North Yorkshire, and which can stand alongside other leading global Yorkshire brands.

The Wensleydale Spirit Company produces the Taplin & Mageean premium craft gin collection and Wensleydale Spiced Rum from its distillery in Leyburn in the heart of Wensleydale.

The distillery

The distillery occupies a 200-year old building on the platform of Leyburn railway station, still used as a heritage line for visitors to luxuriate in the splendour of the Yorkshire Dales.

Our distillery is embedded in the landscape. It is grafted from a place that was once a storage facility for cargo being delivered into the Dales, and where trains were mended before continuing their journeys across the county. We think that it is appropriate that our methods of distillation — using steel and copper — resonate with the building’s industrial heritage, and we have breathed life back into this historic piece of Yorkshire.

Yorkshire is our passion

Yorkshire is our passion, and our growing spirit range is renowned for its quality and our meticulous attention to detail. We have won numerous awards, and continue to develop new drinks that are crafted in and reflect the sense of the Yorkshire Dales.

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