PitWheel Distillery was founded by, Derrick and Charlotte Rickard, operating from their distillery, a converted garage within their home in Wingate, County Durham.

The brand itself is a testament to the coal mining heritage that is held strongly within their hearts and is so heavily remembered by many people across the North East, and in particular County Durham. Furthermore, their logo depicts the pit wheel monument which was erected in Wingate a few years ago and is a fitting tribute to the place the team call home.

PitWheel Gin launched slap bang in the middle of the global pandemic in May 2020 – crazy some may say, however the business has gone from strength to strength over the past few months with a lot of excitement in the pipeline for 2021!

Every process at PitWheel is carried out by someone within the family: from design & marketing, to producing and developing their all-important PitWheel gins, to bottling, labelling, packing and delivering them to their fantastic customers throughout the UK.

The PitWheel Gin range currently offers 3 vapour infused gins using natural botanicals, herbs, fruits and spices – Classic Dry, Original Spiced and the first release of their flavoured gins, Raspberry & Vanilla – all of which have recently won awards in the 2020 London Spirits Competition, a fantastic early achievement for the new small business!

PitWheel Distillery have recently launched miniature gift boxes in time for the the upcoming festive period and with many of their Christmas Markets being affected by the recent lockdown have scaled into offering custom made large gift boxes to create that perfect gin gift.

They also have a new release coming mid-November (available for pre-order on their website) – PitWheel Oak-Aged Orange & Ginger gin – perfect for those cosy Christmas nights in!

The team are looking onward to December praying that things start looking up – with Christmas Markets at Wynyard Hall and Morpeth marketplace still appearing hopeful.

As a relatively new addition to the small-batch craft gin market, PitWheel Distillery are dedicated to building their brand to ensure that the wheel keeps turning in remembrance of the coal mining heritage that once was……

Purchases are made via our website www.pitwheeldistillery.co.uk

Delivery is free for local customers (within specified areas) and then a standard £5.00 delivery charge for all other areas throughout the UK

Special Offer: 10% off 70cl PitWheel Gin using promo code ‘christmas20’