Gin School Re-Opening!!!

We are very excited to let you know that we will be reopening on the 10th of July.

The way we run our sessions at the gin school will look slightly different. We will only be running one session a day to allow for a thorough clean down between classes. This session will be at 11:30am and may take longer than the normal hour and a half. We are also limiting the capacity of the gin school to three stills which is max 6 people, this will make it safer for our staff and clients.

We will also only be opening for three days of the week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. These are usually PEAK days, however we will do our best to accommodate existing customers, with off-peak vouchers & bookings, within these days. We hope to open up weekday sessions in time, until then new direct bookings will only be available for peak sessions and any new purchases of off-peak vouchers will only be valid for the off-peak sessions when they are available in the future.

From the 24th of July we will be running two sessions a day on the same three PEAK days, one at 11.30am and one at 3.30pm.

We really appreciate all your support throughout these unpreceded times and look forward to seeing you in the Gin School soon.

Voucher Update
Hand Sanitiser

Hello from All of Us at Devon Distillery,

We wanted to reassure our gift voucher holders that we are extending all expiry’s on existing vouchers till the 01.12.2021.
You don’t need to do anything just keep your voucher safe and use the code on the back of the voucher to book through our website once we reopen.

If you have a gift voucher from a gift and experience provider please contact them for details on how to get an extension.

In the meantime, we have been keeping ourselves busy making liquid hand sanitiser.

If you are interested, please get in contact, or if you know a company that is still trading and would be interested let us know.

Please email info@devondistillery.com for any information.

Best wishes

The Devon Distillery Team

Devon Distillery Hand Sanitiser

Dappa & Devoncello From Devon Distillery – “Grappa & Limoncello Evolved”

Devon Distillery is the UK’s first and only micro distillery creating grape-marc-spirit, Dappa. Like it’s Italian counterpart ‘Grappa’, it’s a smooth after-dinner tipple with a beautifully warming effect.

Using a custom-designed, hand-crafted, and authentic Italian copper pot still, our expert distiller produces an after-dinner drink and cocktail tincture of exceptionally high quality. We follow a traditional Italian Grappa recipe and the advice and guidance of seasoned experts from the Veneto region of Italy.

Using the Dappa as the traditional base we have developed our own DEVONCELLO. Devon’s answer to Limoncello.

A very British affair

They may originally be Italian drinks, but Dappa & DEVONCELLO are unmistakably British. Founded by Cosmo Caddy in December 2012, the first vintage of Dappa was completed in October 2013, using the finest grape skins from English vineyards such as Sharpham, Bolney, Three Choirs, Biddenden and others.

We only use British grapes, which would otherwise be wasted during the wine making process. We’re very proud of our Britishness and believe that the drink we produce is unique the world over

DEVONCELLO was launched at Dartington, South Devon on Good Friday 2018.

  • Cosmo Caddy - Dappa Distiller Supreme
  • Our copper still - bespoke from Italy
  • Distilling in South Devon

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About Our Liquid Ancestor – ‘Grappa’

The drink on which our very own Dappa is based is called Grappa – a beverage of Italian origin. It is a form of pomace brandy, made from the skins, pulp and seeds of grapes used in wine making.

As with all wines and spirits, the final flavour of the product depends greatly on the quality of the grape-skins used and the distillation process. Our very own Dappa uses only the finest and freshest British grape-skins and, as the only licensed UK distiller, it’s flavour is globally unique.

The history of Grappa can be traced all the way back to the first century AD, but only really took off with the codification of techniques by the Jesuits in around 1600AD. The very same techniques were used until recently and are extremely similar to the distillation of traditional brandy.

Grappa distillation illustration