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Cooper King Distillery

Distillery

The Old Stable, Stillington Road, Sutton-On-The-Forest, YORK, North Yorkshire, YO61 1EH

Tel: 01347 808 232

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About us

Located in the heart of Yorkshire, Cooper King Distillery is a family-owned micro-distillery built on the site of a stable, featuring a shop, tasting room and production area.

 

Its initial batch of premium single malt whisky, made using Yorkshire barley, is scheduled to go into production in 2018, with a projected release date of 2023. Its first gin launches to the public on 22nd May 2018.

 

Founded in 2014, by Dr Abbie Neilson, a former scientist and Chris Jaume, a chartered architect, Cooper King Distillery is England’s only self-built whisky and gin distillery, and one of only three in the country to be run on 100% green energy.

 

With a desire to leave the rat race, co-founders Chris and Abbie travelled across the globe, in search of sun, sand and adventure. Whilst visiting Australia the pair became fascinated by Tasmania’s eight operational whisky distilleries and the hand-crafted premium whisky industry, which was just starting to take off in this part of the world.

 

With a mission to bring their discoveries back to Britain, Chris and Abbie set up a truly independent craft whisky distillery back home in Sutton-on-the-Forest in North Yorkshire.

 

Inspired by Chris’s great-great-grandfather, Charles Cooper King, the name Cooper King has rich historical ties to England and Yorkshire. Born in 1843, Charles, who was Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Marine Artillery, traced the Cooper King family history back to 1030, where he identified the Pigot family of Yorkshire, whose shield can still be seen today throughout Ripon Cathedral.

 

Taught by Bill Lark, the godfather of Tasmanian whisky, and armed with a wealth of knowledge gathered from across Tasmania’s now internationally acclaimed New World whisky distilleries and beyond, Cooper King Distillery will produce authentic premium spirits, using the highest quality ingredients that England has to offer.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Road Directions

Head north out of York on Wigginton Road and continue until the village of Sutton-on-the-Forest. At the T-junction turn right, drive through the village, and take the left at the mini roundabout. Continue for 1 mile out of the village on Stillington Road (B1363). Our drive is on the right with the sign out front. If you make it to Rideaway Equestrian you’ve gone too far!

Public Transport Directions

By bus: Take the number 40 bus from York city centre (Station Avenue or Exhibiton Square) to Easingwold. Alight at Sutton-on-the-Forest. Walk 1 mile north out of the village on Stillington Road (B1363). Our drive is on the right with the sign out front. If you make it to Rideaway Equestrian you’ve gone too far! Please note, there is no footpath on part of the walk, only a grass verge.

By train: Arrive at York Train Station, then take the number 40 bus from York city centre (Station Avenue or Exhibiton Square) to Easingwold. Alight at Sutton-on-the-Forest. Walk 1 mile north out of the village on Stillington Road (B1363). Our drive is on the right with the sign out front. If you make it to Rideaway Equestrian you’ve gone too far! Please note, there is no footpath on part of the walk, only a grass verge.

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