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Cooper King Distillery
Cooper King Distillery is a self-built family-owned distillery in Sutton-on-the-Forest, York, producing award-winning sustainable spirits underpinned by craftsmanship, honesty and adventure. Producing England's first Carbon-negative gins
Our spirits include Cooper King Dry Gin, Cooper King Herb Gin and Cooper King Single Malt Whisky (launching late 2023), as well as a range of other delicious spirits and liqueurs.
The distillery shop is open to the public every Saturday 12-6pm, with tours running at 1pm and 3.30pm (online booking essential): Book a tour here
We are Abbie and Chris. Once a scientist and an architect, we are now the founders of England’s most exciting new distillery. In 2014, a desire to leave the rat race led us across the globe to Australia in search of sun, sand and adventure. After spending time working with some of the world’s best whisky distillers, we made it our mission to return to Yorkshire to set up a truly independent family-owned distillery.
All spirits are hand distilled, bottled and labelled here at Cooper King Distillery in Yorkshire. Using state-of-the-art vacuum distillation for the gin and a bespoke Tasmanian copper pot still for the whisky, we bring to the table a range of truly innovative spirits.
Collaborating with independent artists, partnering with local growers and even harvesting honey from our on-site beehives ensures exceptional products are produced, whilst supporting a network of local producers.
Enjoy honest spirits that taste exceptional and benefit the environment, from a distillery powered by 100% green energy. For every bottle sold, one square metre of English woodland is planted through our Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust partnership, making us the first distillery in Europe with 1% for the Planet® accreditation.
Inspired by the adventures of great-great-grandfather Charles Cooper King, and fuelled by our experiences in Tasmania and beyond, we’ve self-built and crowd-funded a bold new distillery.
Welcome to the adventure.
International Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 Cooper King New-Make, Gold Award
The Independent Best Eco-Friendly Drinks 2020 Cooper King Herb Gin, Indy Best
World Gin Awards 2020 Cooper King Herb Gin, Silver Award
London Spirits Competition 2020 Cooper King Herb Gin, Silver Award
Insider's 50 Most Exciting Companies 2020 Cooper King Distillery
i Newspaper Best Sustainable Spirits 2019 Cooper King Dry Gin, Best Buy
International Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 Cooper King Dry Gin, Silver Award
World Gin Awards 2019 Cooper King Dry Gin, Bronze Award
The Gin Guide Awards 2019 Cooper King Distillery, Winner
Bartenders' Brand Awards 2019 Cooper King Dry Gin, Triple Bronze
Made in Yorkshire Awards 2019 Finalist
International Wine & Spirits DMA Awards 2018 Cooper King Dry Gin, Gold Award
Yorkshire Choice Awards 2018 Finalist
12-6pm every Saturday
- Disabled toilets
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Advance booking essential
- Clear signage
- Online booking possible
- Outside seating
- Guided tours for groups
- Bar area
- Grounds for outdoor activities
- Mobile phone coverage
- Sole use of venue
- Free Parking
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Guided tours for individuals
- Smoking not allowed
- Groups welcome
- Coach parties accepted