Review of The Oxford Artisan Distillery Tour & Gin Tasting

Wednesday 06 February 2019


The Thames Valley Women in Property group descended upon one of Oxford’s most unique businesses last night, for what was an exceptional tasting and tour of The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD). Some 30 ladies took on this arduous task, settling down after some great networking to hear more from the co-founder about the organic heritage grain and locally sourced botanicals, listed and covenanted site, handmade stills and distilling process as well as the team’s plans for future growth (including a beautifully designed café which is soon to start on site).

Returning from the cold of the tour we were warmed with a palate-cleansing Oxford vodka shot, followed by a taste of each of the three gins the team produce, the traditional TOAD, more quirky Physic (made only with botanicals found in Oxford’s historic Botanic Gardens) and summer favourite the Ashmolean gin. Sales quickly followed, so we think that’s a sign of approval!

Many thanks must be extended to our sponsors for the evening, Royds Withy King.

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