About Us.

The Hooting Owl Distillery started life at Barmby Moor House, a historic coaching in at the foothill of the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Our Owl, “Sir Owlfred Tyton Hodgins” sits aloft the porch as he has done for a couple hundred years. We take our inspiration from the history, the military,  the flora & fauna, the art and flavours from around the Yorkshire region to create a top-quality range of hand-crafted, small batch spirits. In early 2024 the distillery moved to within the city walls of York, to become the first licenced distillery inside the bar walls, the only distillery currently in the city.

We are an artisan distillery producing London Dry Gins, Fruit Gins, Premium Vodka, Quality Rums and soon to be launching two new products, a York Gin based on the history of our great city, and our take on Bourbon – The Corny Owl.

The capacity of our new distillery is circa 1,000 bottles of distilled spirit per day with multiple distillation runs from our 9 small batch stills. We do not operate to capacity as we hand-craft our products in order to guarantee quality and consistency.

 Our distillery is open to the public from Midday, 7 days a week you can relax in our lounge and watch the distillery in action.