Our People

We are globally ambitious, but always remain loyally local.  Our journey is all about the people that share it with us.

Our Team

It feels more like family than team – we are all equally passionate about the difference Ad Gefrin can make to our community.

Eileen Ferguson


Alan Ferguson


Ben Murphy

Director of Distilling

Chris Ferguson

Director of Experience

Sharon Howey


Quinn Fidler


Caroline Burn


Claire Byers

Brand & Marketing

Holly Bray

Digital Media

Debbie Dean

Executive Assistant

Jane Johnson


Richard Elphick


Our Members

By popular demand we have launched our ‘Corenkyn’ founding membership package.  Just as we are inspired by our past and embraced by our present, we wanted our Membership Schemes to give a nod to the sense of belonging that being Northumbrian conveyed – then and now.

From Old English, ‘Coren’ means chosen, and ‘kyn’ means family, so by investing in our journey and being part of our achievement right from the outset, you will indeed become a chosen member of our Ad Gefrin family, and you can take pride and pleasure in creating the strong foundations of something that will sustain for generations to come. If you are interested in further information, please follow the link below.

Corenkyn Membership Benefits

  • 8 x 70cl Ad Gefrin Whisky Spirit – one per year drawn from either Premium Blend or Single Malt (when ready)
  • Priority purchase of an additional bottle of Year One Premium Blend
  • Priority to purchase new limited edition collections
  • Free Entry to Exhibition and Tours for Member for Life
  • Permanent recognition within the Building
  • Invitation to pre-opening Events
  • Invitation for 2 persons to VIP Opening Event
  • Exclusive Original Gift
  • Discounted Rates for Private Events*
  • Ad Gefrin Limited Edition Story Book
  • 20% Discount on Distillery Tours **
  • 20% Discount at Ad Gefrin Retail Shop**
  • 10% Discount at Ad Gefrin Online Shop**
  • 20% Discount on Food in Bistro**
  • Early Bird invitations to Public Events**
  • Invitation to Exclusive annual Club Reception and occasional Gatherings**
  • Personalised Membership Card**
  • Regular Newsletters keeping you up to date
* Free of hire charge, consumables extra
** For duration of 8 yr membership

Our Community

For us, it has always been about Community. There is a deep-seated sense of hope that builds from a pride in our connection to our past and our present, nurturing a confidence in ourselves as individuals and as a community.

Wooler is at the heart - a small market town nestling at the foot of the Cheviot hills, gateway to the Northumberland National Park, and home to so many that have never doubted us and continue to support all that Ad Gefrin can be. We want to inspire self-belief, a sense of pride and self-worth in those that work with us, but more than this we want to stimulate hope for Wooler.

“Those that have the greatest faith in us are the people of our local community. They have embraced the concept of Ad Gefrin and continue to support us along our journey.”

Eileen Ferguson

Join us on our journey

Become a member

Become one of our Corenkyn as we launch our founding membership.


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