New gin launched by Ad Gefrin distillery in Wooler

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The new Ad Gefrin distillery in Wooler has produced its first gin.

Thirlings Dry Gin is the second spirit to be offered by England’s northernmost distillery following the launch of its inaugural whisky blend, Tácnbora, at the end of last year.

The £14m distillery and Anglo-Saxon museum opened in March.

Ben Murphy, director of distilling, said: “We are really excited to be launching our second spirit – Thirlings Dry Gin.

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Ad Gefrin's new Thirlings Dry Gin. Image: Sally Ann NormanAd Gefrin's new Thirlings Dry Gin. Image: Sally Ann Norman
Ad Gefrin's new Thirlings Dry Gin. Image: Sally Ann Norman

"We have been working on this for some time, and I am really proud of the result.

"Again, it represents an authentic story of what it means to literally ‘distil’ Northumberland.

"We really hope that people enjoy it.

"With the weather so great, it’s the perfect time to try a long dry gin – and if you add a premium tonic and a twist of orange, Thirlings will be just perfect!”

Crafted with meticulous care, it is described as a testament to the flavours of Northumberland, from the evocative Cheviot Hills to the sweeping coastline.

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Each sip captures the essence of Ad Gefrin’s natural surroundings: heather and pine from the hills, elderberry and dill from the hedgerow, and Irish moss and sea buckthorn from the coast.

At 43.6% ABV, Thirlings Dry Gin lends itself to classic cocktails, with a premium tonic or savouring it neat, ensuring it will be enjoyed by both gin connoisseurs and newcomers alike.

Thirlings Gin is available in person from Ad Gefrin Anglo-Saxon Museum and Distillery, and online at plus a few selected stockists. RRP £39.00.