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Scottish Independent Retailer of the Year 2008 (Judges Special Award) Scottish Retail Finalist Environmentalist Retailer 2007 Scottish Retail Finalist Best Newcomer 2006 Scottish Food Guide Recommended (since 2005) Slow Food UK Recommended (since 2006

Demijohn's Angus Ferguson in York store

Demijohn's Angus Ferguson in York store


Demijohn was founded in 2004 in Edinburgh's Old Town by Angus and Frances Ferguson and is York's only award winning liquid deli from Scotland. Demijohn also has outlets in Edinburgh, Glasgow and online.

Inspired by our own love of good food and drink, we have brought together a remarkable collection of British wines and spirits. Our shelves are lined with products such as Sloe Gin, Rhubarb Vodka or single Malt Whisky, first class olive oils and vinegars, including a range of delicious fruit vinegars made from hedgerow fruits such as Brambles and Raspberries. Our products represent an underworld of small artisanal British producers who make some of the finest things known to mankind.

We allow our customers to try something completely original and delicious in an extremely fun way. When you visit our shop you will not only get to taste what we are selling, but we will let you know all about it as well. We then individually bottle your choice from our distinctive demijohns into our selection of attractive Italian glass bottles. Those lucky enough to own a Demijohn bottle are encouraged to return to our shops and have it refilled, for the cost of the refill only.

To find out more please visit our website or come and see us and try a little of the underworld for yourself!

Demijohn has a wonderful array of Christmas gift ideas. Our newest product is Walnut Liqueur which is made from walnuts picked this summer by the Demijohn team in East Sussex. It has a deep delicious flavour and is perfect for after Christmas dinner or a late night tipple. Prices start at £9.20 for a 100ml bottle that can be gift wrapped and personalised for free. For someone who is a real foodie Demijohn’s Oil and Vinegar Carousel makes a much desired gift. A presentation rack of three beautiful Goccia 100ml bottles filled with two vinegars and an Extra Virgin Olive Oil make it perfect for the table or smart kitchen and is definitely one for showing off. Priced at just £34.25 it is highly affordable.

Gin has risen in popularity massively over the past few years with premium gin sales growing over 100%. Demijohn’s gin is no exception and is a sure hit as a Christmas gift. Our Gin Tower, comprising three beautiful 250ml Impilabile stacking bottles containing a selection of some of our finest gin based liqueurs and spirits. On the top is our distinctive boutique house spirit gin, which we call Demijohnnie Gin while sandwiched in the middle is rich Damson Gin Liqueur from East Lothian and on the bottom is our spectacular Seville Orange Gin. Priced at £53.30 it is fun present for a fun, gin loving person.

For something more sumptuous Demijohn has created a portable drinks cabinet called The Sporting Box. Handmade from red cherry wood it includes 16 shot glasses and four Mystic 500ml bottles filled with the drink of your choice. The bottles can even have a complimentary message added for free or the wood box be engraved for a small additional cost. Priced from about £595 it makes a very special Christmas present.

Speciality: Flavoured spirits, wines, oils and vinegars

Opening details

Monday to Saturday- 10am to 6pm
Sunday - 11:30am to 5pm

Private tastings available by arrangement.

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Map reference: SE 600520  Lat: 53.96087 Long: -1.08582

Demijohn is located on Museum Street which runs between Lendal Bridge and York Minster and is opposite the Museum Gardens entrance gates. Car parking is available either in Frederic Street or Leeman Road car parks. A York city Park and Ride bus stop is located on the opposite side of the street in front of the shop. York railway station is a 3 minutes walk via Lendal Bridge.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from York station



01904 637487


11 Museum Street,


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed


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