DropWorks Rum Distillery
BOOM! That’s the sound of DropWorks launching a new genre of British Rum!
Set within Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, DropWorks was founded by industry expert, Lewis Hayes, who believes that Rum has so much to offer the world: “at DropWorks we are creating a fresh, new face for Rum by injecting a new lease of life into the category. We are launching truly high-quality, unique Rums, and we want to deconstruct Rum to create something new and exciting. We have invested heavily in producing bespoke products which allow us to make Rum that is as light as Vodka, fruit driven as Cognac, funky as tequila, as smoky as Mezcal, as oaky as Whisky or as spiced as Gin. The team have decades of experience in distilling spirits and are committed to continuously bringing new and innovative Rum products to the market through new processes and ways of flavouring products. We’d love you to come and join us on this mission of making quality Rum accessible to all”.
The DropWorks Distillery spans 17,000 sq ft, including an 8,000 sq ft barrel store and 3 mile underground tunnel for storing the casks. The facility can produce up to 2 million bottles of rum a year and up to 10 barrels of Rum a day! But scale is only part of it, the quality of the products being produced is what the team are most proud of. The equipment is also very impressive – the DroWorks Distillery houses the first double retort-still in England which has a 1,500 litre capacity as well as a 1,500 litre hybrid still with an impressively large 8 plate column, which nearly didn’t fit in the building – tense times! As well as a 3,000 litre pot still.
All raw materials, including molasses and the first sugar cane honey to reach the UK are fermented and Distilled at the DropWorks Distillery, where quality control over the production process is managed to high standards. The DropWorks own Wild Trinity Yeast consists of 3 strains that lives together symbiotically – a world first that is used in some of their products and gives some excellent, funky flavours.
DropWorks Distillery Tours offer something for everyone – informative, a sense sensation and most of all – lots of fun!!
Located at Welbeck, there is an award winning farm shop on site, a wonderful cafe to relax in before or after your tour as well as art galleries, a brewery and a school of artisan food offering various classes. Visiting DropWorks really can be a whole day out! The team cannot wait to welcome you!