The Freer Spirit

Join us as we embark on an adventure to make outstanding English whisky, gin and other flavoursome spirits underpinned by craftsmanship, honesty and adventure.

Located in the heart of Yorkshire, our family-owned and operated micro-distillery will fire up its stills later this year. Our spirits will be produced in small batches and without automation, using the very best ingredients that England has to offer.

Follow our journey on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, or join in the adventure by becoming a member of our Founders' Club.


The Founders' Club is our community of adventurous people who hunger for something a little different.

Become a part of the Cooper King story and help found England’s most exciting new distillery by joining the Club. Spaces are limited. Join now for exclusive rewards: 

  • Exceptional hand-made small-batch spirit.
  • Collectable Inaugural Release whisky from cask number 001, available to members only.
  • Limited edition Founders’ Gin - hand bottled and individually numbered, available to members only.
  • Access to new releases ahead of the general public.
  • Your name in our Hall of Fame or on the Founders' Plaque.
  • Cooper King merchandise and lifetime discount.

On top of that, for every membership sold we'll plant a tree through the Carbon Fund to help offset our carbon emissions.

Choose from the four lifetime membership options below.

    Membership Options


    Kick-start an independent craft distillery and reap the rewards.


    seed £30

    Only 350 available worldwide.

    Don't wait until we're open. Become a Freer Spirit now and a Cooper King ambassador.

    Receive a Founders' Club membership card and gain access to special offers, pre-release spirits and help develop experimental products...                                                                                

    juniper £195

    Only 350 available worldwide.

    Be amongst the first to get your hands on our delicious Yorkshire spirit. Our limited edition Founders’ Gin is available to members only, hand bottled and numbered at the distillery and delivered straight to your door along with locally-grown raspberry liqueur, distillery merchandise, and much more...                         

    barley £195

    Only 350 available worldwide.

    One for the whisky fans. Receive exclusive Founders' Cask single malt whisky, sample our un-aged and double-distilled 100% malted barley spirit 'new-make', enjoy Cooper King Distillery merchandise and gain access to special bottlings. Our non-chill filtered and naturally coloured whisky will be bottled from early...

    copper £495

    Only 220 available worldwide.

    Be the proud owner of a very special bottle of Cooper King Inaugural Release single malt whisky, drawn from the precious first-filled cask, number 001. This very limited release is available to members only and won't be on general sale. Taste the spirit as it ages over the years to become whisky and gain access to special...

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