OUR STORY

Wyrd (pronounced ‘weird’) is an Anglo-Saxon term used to describe the deep sense of personal destiny and connectivity to all those events and experiences around us, whether through fortune, fate or chance.

This concept captures our journey perfectly.

OUR STORY

Wyrd (pronounced ‘weird’) is an Anglo-Saxon term used to describe the deep sense of personal destiny and connectivity to all those events and experiences around us, whether through fortune, fate or chance.

This concept captures our journey perfectly.

Owners Kay and Mark Williams

It was over 20 years ago in the Oban distillery on one of our first holidays together that I turned to Kay and said ‘I’d love for us to do something like this’.

A lot has happened in the intervening years. Finally, in 2018 we had the chance to make that wish become a reality by leaving the corporate world and setting up our own distillery in the New Forest. All right, we are nothing like the scale of a Scottish distillery yet….. but we are on our way with our first spirit which we are proud to have made ourselves.

With the help of old friends and new ones, all who have been enthusiastic to share their thoughts and expertise, we are really happy to launch our first product and we hope people will enjoy it.

Head Distiller, Mark

A career in food research and chemistry has taught me what goes into making a high quality, safe and desirable product. Starting our venture has still been a steep learning curve though. A Masters in Chemistry, being a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry has helped but there is an art to be learned in crafting a product as well as understanding the science.

It has been a great boost to be recognised with a scholarship from the Worshipful Company of Distillers for my WSET exam results in 2018 too. Hopefully more awards will follow as we build our range of spirits!!

Keep it Wyrd

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