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The Oxford Artisan Distillery

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Old Depot, South Park, Cheney Lane
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX3 7QJ United Kingdom
01865 767918 Visit Website »

Welcome to The Oxford Artisan Distillery, this ancient city’s first distillery – and one of the world’s very few true craft distilleries.

We cultivate, craft, create and curate the very finest spirits using sustainably grown populations of ancient heritage grain. In fact, the rare and distinctive subtleties in our spirits are a direct result of our dedication to selecting genetically diverse rye, wheat and barley grown on small, local farms.

As well as growing our own grain, we’ve built our own hand made beautiful copper stills, and we bottle our own spirits with the reverence they deserve. In fact, from the terroir of the soil to the temptation in each sip, every aspect has been meticulously considered and painstakingly honed.

Join us to discover the principals and production processes that make our spirits.


Standard Tour (£20 / 45 minutes): You will be shown how we make vodka, gin, absinthe and rye whiskey and how we go the extra mile to make ourselves a true craft distillery. You will finish with the chance to taste our wonderful spirits.

Founder’s Tour (£50/ 90 minutes): Hosted by one of our founders this tour gives a unique insight into our journey, how we select our ingredients and how we make our vodka, gin, absinthe and rye whiskey. In addition, we will host an extended tasting taking you through our different spirits and finishing with a large gin and tonic.

We are located on South Park Depot, Cheney Lane, 1.5 miles from the city centre. For the 13:00pm weekday tours only, we offer a complimentary minibus pick up and drop off from Broad Street in the city centre of the city to the distillery.


Opening Times

Tuesday to Sunday for tours at set times:


  • Tuesday to Friday: 11.00 and 13.00 (Standard Tours)
  • Saturdays: 11.00, 13.00 (Standard Tours) and 15.00 (Founders Tour)
  • Sunday: 14.00 and 16.00 (Standard Tours)



Standard Tour (£20 / 45 minutes) including pick up and drop off from Broad Street (1pm tour only and booked in advance).

Founder’s Tour (£50/ 90 minutes) including pick up and drop off from Broad Street.



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