Durham Distillery

Food and Beverage

Deal Type
Growth Capital

Initial Investment
September 2017


Finance Durham Fund


Durham Gin is a small-batch craft distillery that creates spirits using a 400-litre copper pot.  The company, which is now one of the region’s leading craft distillers, produces gin, vodka and gin-based liqueurs sold under the Durham Gin and Durham Vodka brands.

Jon Chadwick founded the business after enjoying craft spirits along America’s East Coast, Ivy League University towns. Jon put his skills to use setting up the North-East’s first distillery in his hometown of Durham, initially launching the distillery with its signature, Durham Gin.

Cemented within the roots of Durham, the company’s brand incorporates elements of the city, the logo was inspired by Durham Cathedral’s Medieval Rose Window and colour palette complements the ecclesiastical purple from the Bishop’s vestments.

Durham Distillery

It has been a fantastic process working with Maven’s local team, which has a long-standing experience in assisting start-ups like ourselves go from strength to strength. 

Jon Chadwick, Founder of Durham Distillery

Meet the lead executive(s)

Michael Dickens
Michael Dickens

Investment Manager

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