The birthplace of our founder and a worldwide centre of excellence there is no better place to establish a new distillery and we look forward to welcoming both locals and visitors to our site.
TOAD is grateful for the support of Oxford City Council and the Oxford Preservation Trust and the wider community. Our work to develop the South Park Depot continues. The centre piece of the site is an 18th Century Grade II listed Threshing Barn which currently houses our maturation casks. TOAD is using ancient populations of heritage grain that are organically grown on four local farms. The vast majority of the rye, wheat and barley is pre 1904, which is likely to have been used when the barn was first built, relinking this historical farm to its agricultural ancestry and supporting local industry.
We plan to build a dedicated visitor centre with meeting facilities, bar and restaurant serving wood-fired pizza, artisan breads and cakes made from the same ancient heritage grain.