for curious minds
The Oxford Artisan Distillery is the very first distillery creating spirits in this ancient city's long and illustrious history. Located at South Park Depot we are distilling a range of hand made spirits including gin, absinthe, vodka and rye whiskey all with transparency of provenance from grain to glass.
We are the only distillery in the world to be using ancient populations heritage grain, all sustainably grown exclusively for TOAD on organic farms within a 50 mile radius of our site. The rare and distinctive subtleties in our spirits are a direct result of our commitment to these diverse populations of heritage rye, wheat and barley.
In order to create our own distinctive spirits from field to bottle we also had to design and build our own stills with the help of artisans and engineers who share our ideals on craft and total provenance. South Devon Railway Engineering are steam engine craftsmen and are the greatest historical industrial coppersmiths in England!
We welcome visitors to the distillery for a behind-the scenes-experience where you can discover the principles behind our approach to distilling and follow our production processes which make our craft spirits so special.
You’ll get the opportunity to really see what goes into our spirits, everything is very visible and it’s a perfect environment to truly understand grain to glass craft distilling.