Small batch-produced oils and spirits ready to be decanted, gifted or taken home
Sun: 11.30 – 17.00
Plain old ordinary olive oils and spirits no longer cut the mustard these days and Demijohn’s offerings seek to please even the most adventurous foodies with more infused concoctions than you can shake a stick at. Looking primarily to British distillers for their spirits means that some of those demijohns contain tipples that are hard to find in the north such as the cider brandy (also described as a British calvados) made by a Somerset producer and a fine bramble Scotch Whisky Liqueur from East Lothian.
Come summer time, the staff are sent out to a site near Wetherby, after they’ve received a call from Demijohn’s rapeseed oil producer, armed with bags so they can pick the elderflower for the shop’s vinegar. The bags are then sent up to the people at the Dalmeny Estate in Edinburgh where this elderflower vinegar is made before customers can get their hands on it. Be quick once it’s in store as it’s immensely popular.
“It’s good to have a taste of and come across something you’ve not tried before, pick a bottle or glass, fill it and then come back to refill that container at reduced cost.”