More than 1000 years ago, Northumbria was the most powerful kingdom in all England, ruled from Bamburgh Castle and the Royal residence of ‘Ad Gefrin’ in the Glendale Valley near Wooler.

Like the ancient Kings of Northumbria, we take our inspiration from Ad Gefrin, a royal place of gathering and community, which is why we have chosen it for the name of our new distillery.

We will breathe new life into old buildings, creating jobs, futures and a stronger community in the process. Creating a new Northumbrian whisky has become our passion – the ‘Spirit of a Kingdom’ – that we want everyone across the North-East and around the world to enjoy. 

We hope that this means Wooler becomes the heart of something very special and sustainable for decades to come.