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12:00 AM 18th May 2024
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Tácnbora, An English Whisky By Ad Gefrin For World Whisky Day

 
Ad Gefrin - 
Photo: Lazy Grace ©
Ad Gefrin - Photo: Lazy Grace ©
Tácnbora is the first whisky produced by Ad Gefrin, a family-owned distillery and Anglo-Saxon Museum located in Wooler, Northumberland. This whisky embodies the spirit of Northumbria, with a strong sense of heritage and a commitment to bringing people together through shared experiences.

Following the success and sell-out of the inaugural batch, which launched in November 2022, Ad Gefrin is now selling Tácnbora batch 02. What makes Tácnbora particularly intriguing is its blend of Scottish and Irish whiskies, paying homage to the diverse people that once comprised the Anglo-Saxons of Northumbria (Scottish, Irish, English, and Scandinavian). With future blends currently in production which will reflect different pairings.

Ad Gefrin Distillery by Day

Photo:© Sally Ann Norman
Ad Gefrin Distillery by Day Photo:© Sally Ann Norman
Tácnbora has a strong Northumbrian provenance; the intertwining of the past and present, cultures and landscape, to bring people together to share. Made with a mix of malt and grain whiskies and aged in virgin American oak and Oloroso sherry casks, creating a distinctive and palatable spirit. On the nose, it has notes of honey, vanilla, candied citrus peel and spices, backed up on the palate with the flavours of sultanas, cream soda, and nutmeg. The finish lingers and coats the mouth with the tastes of honey, vanilla, and sweet citrus.

On World Whisky Day Tácnbora serves as a fantastic flag bearer for English whisky for its unique heritage, craftsmanship, and exceptional flavour profile. In fact, the word Tácnbora means ‘Standard Bearer’ in Old English.

Ad Gefrin 
Photo:© Sally Ann Norman
Ad Gefrin Photo:© Sally Ann Norman
Tácnbora, £42.50
Blended Whisky from Northumberland’s first legal distillery in 200 years

Tasting Notes: On the nose, notes of honey, vanilla, candied citrus peel and spices are backed up on the palate with the flavours of sultanas, cream soda, and nutmeg. The finish lingers and coats the mouth with the tastes of honey, vanilla, and sweet citrus.

Nose: Honey, candied citrus peel, vanilla, cherries
Palate: Vanilla, cream soda, sultanas, nutmeg
Finish: Sweet citrus, vanilla, and honey

700ml, 42.7% vol.
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