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.
Distillery Tour (£20 / 1 hour):
Book our behind-the-scenes-experience where you will learn how we make our award-winning Vodka, Gin, and Rye Whisky, following every step of the journey from seed to still – and into the bottle. Hear about the exclusive organic heritage grain at the heart of our spirits, discover the principles of our unique approach to distilling, and follow the production processes which make our craft spirits so special. Starting with one of our delicious G&Ts and with tastings of our Oxford Rye Organic Dry Gin, Ashmolean Dry Gin, Physic Gin, Oxford Rye Organic Vodka and Oxford Rye Spirit throughout.
We are located on South Park Depot, Cheney Lane, 1.5 miles from the city centre and a short walk from any of the 4 buses (4, 4A, 4B, 4C) towards Wood Farm and get off at the Warneford Hospital stop. Alternatively, any bus to Oxford Brooke’s University will serve you well. We are a five-minute walk away from the campus.
We have a small amount of parking space available but advise using public transport if drinking.
Tours running times
We have tours running on:
Tuesday- Thursdays at 12 noon, 1:30pm and 3pm
Fridays at 12 noon, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm and 7:30pm
Saturdays at 10.30am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm
Sundays at 12 noon, 1:30pm and 3pm
We have reconfigured our distillery tour to provide an amazing experience designed to showcase our craft grain-to-glass distillery whilst safeguarding visitors and staff. The tour has been completely redesigned around guest safety, including a maximum number of 6 guests per tour group (till the government guidelines change), social distancing, marked standing spots and hand sanitiser available at multiple throughout the tour. We take cleanliness very seriously and the Distillery is sanitised between every tour. All guides wear a face screen.
Please note we have suspended our minibus pick-up until further notice and will reintroduce this service when we feel it is safe to do so.
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