Welcome to the Founders Club

A once in a lifetime opportunity be part of whitby's history. The createation of our new home in the heart of whitby at abbey barns

New distillery

Visitor centre

retail shop

multifunctional space overlooking whiby abbey


Creating up to 15 new jobs

quadruple production capability

powered by the elements

iconic location

a place to enjoy the headland in all seasons

Founders Club Packages

Package 1 - £50

70cl Bottle of founders release

Distillery tour voucher

Access to exclusive offers & events

Package 2 - £500

  • members pack

  • 70cl Bottle of founders release

  • invites to exclusive events

  • Unlimited distillery tours for member plus 50% off guest ticket

  • 10% off online shop & distillery shop

  • Access to exclusive offers & events

  • £25 gift voucher for use online

Package 3 - £900

  • members pack

  • free tours for life for member plus guest

  • 70cl Bottle of founders release

  • 1 limited edition bottle per year  (for 10 years) in exclusive founders box

  • 10% off online shop and distillery shop

  • name engraved on founders wall

  • priority access to members on events

  • £50 gift voucher

  • founders membership certificsate

  • become a member of tasting committee

  • Distillery tour voucher

  • invites to exclusive events

Abbey Barns

Current condition summer 2019

The story so far

Whitby Distillery was founded in June 2017 with the first product released in March 2018. It is a self-funded business set up by local lady Jessica Slater and partner Luke Pentith. Whitby Gin was created in a utility room from which over 3000 bottles were produced.

20 months and 38,000 bottles later Whitby Distillery produces world class products including the “The Original Edition” which won Best British London Dry at the 2019 World Gin Awards amongst 5 other awards and is one of the top-rated products on Ginventory, the consumer ratings app.

Due to a increase in demand and lack of available light industrial space within the heart of Whitby the business is currently operating from an 800sq ft barn leased 50 miles from the town on a private farm but this is where you can help.

We want to bring Whitby Gin back to its rightful home in the heart of Whitby.

Whats the plan?

a big project, so let us talk you through it

We have been working tirelessly roaming the cobbled streets of Whitby and surround countryside to find suitable home for our distillery and we have acquired the perfect location.

The isolated headland of Whitby provided sanctuary for thousands of years to those in need. Fearless sailors, artful smugglers, world explorers are to name just a few. A unique opportunity has arisen whereby we have acquired the lease of two derelict barns a stones throw away from the world famous Whitby Abbey.

These beautiful, historic barns dates back to X and were part of a farm which burnt down in X. We want to preserve the building's heritage for everyone in Whitby by renovating the site to a world class standard and provide a home for our world class gin.


We plan to move our entire production to this site and open the distillery doors to visitors and residents and offer tours, tastings and a shop.

The renovation will be an eco-build which aims to have 0 carbon footprint. It will support the local community by introducing a new trade and provide a versatile space for educational, wellbeing, corporate and small commercial events. Part of our new premises will also offer guests the opportunity to visit a 'botanical garden’ and member zones. The move will also enable us increase our production and develop new delicious, innovative flavours for you to enjoy.

Finally, to bring Whitby Gin home to it’s rightful place we are launching an exclusive Whitby Distillery’s Founders Gin. The first bottles of are available exclusively as a reward to anyone that pledges £50.

Use code "Essential" for free delivery while covid-19 restrictions are in place

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