Chesterfield’s first distillery leads the ‘ginaissance’!


Ambitious fledgling business Derbyshire Distillery is riding the crest of the nation’s gin resurgence, as Rebecca Erskine finds out.

THE UK is experiencing its highest-ever gin sales in what has been coined a ‘ginaissance’. 2018 records show that combined yearly sales of gin in the UK and British gin overseas have doubled in the last five years alone, peaking at £2.2 billion. No better time it would seem than for the Borough of Chesterfield to welcome its first commercial distillery…