The Oxford Artisan Distillery | Organic September
The Oxford Artisan Distillery was officially certified as organic by the Soil Association in 2020 and are the only fully fledged organic grain-to-glass distillery in the UK.
They are the only distillery in the world that uses ancient populations of heritage rye, wheat, and barley, all sustainably grown exclusively on organic farms within a 50-mile radius of the distillery. Since their inception, the distillery has been dedicated in using these heritage grains to produce an exceptional range of spirits with rare and distinctive subtleties.
With the help of archaeo-botanist John Letts, they have been able to re-introduce ancient polycultures of grain, establishing a plethora of genetically diverse fields without the use of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, or fertilisers.
Their commitment to soil quality, land regeneration, community and the environment goes beyond their passion for spirits and the team are committed to supporting research into new ways of growing grain without agri-chemicals, and that enhance biodiversity.
As a result of their accreditation, the distillery has relaunched their two core products as Oxford Rye Organic Vodka and Oxford Rye Organic Dry Gin with new packaging and label designs. The 100% organic rye for their gin has enabled them to distil a more delicate spirit from the original recipe, allowing key botanicals to take centre stage. The vodka has remained unchanged and is a superb British made vodka made using a unique batch of ingredients to provide an unrivalled flavour profile.
The Craft Drink Co have been a key distribution partner to The Oxford Artisan Distillery for many years and are pleased to offer their superb range of spirits to the independent retail and hospitality trade.