The Oxford Artisan Distillery

The Oxford Artisan Distillery

The Oxford Artisan Distillery
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Oxford Artisan Distillery welcomes visitors to its distillery, in the heart of Oxford, for a behind-the-scenes experience where you can discover our approach to craft distilling using sustainably farmed populations of heritage grain and bespoke hand-built copper stills. You’ll see what goes into our spirits and truly understand what grain to glass craft distillery is all about. In addition we have a distillery shop open to the public daily for no charge.
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keith
Oxford, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a wonderful tour. Mitchel was very entertaining and such a wealth of knowledge. Loved the whole experience. I can’t believe you are having to relocate. Oxford will miss you!
Written 25 May 2024
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Mark R
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A week near Oxford my wife and sister-in-law arranged a surprise trip to The Oxford Artisan Distillery as myself and brother-in-law has a love of whisky. I’m so glad they did as it was a great experience. We got to taste some fantastic whiskies, very generous measures, the guide (sorry forgot his name, old age) was very informative but very informal, like you have known him for years. All the people there were friendly and chatty, loved it. Only one complaint………..I purchased to much whisky lol
Written 18 April 2024
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Caitlin G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Fun and fascinating tour learning about the OAD. It was just two of us on the tour, our guide Carmen was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable (as was everyone we met working on site). Great value and delicious - we got to try five or six different spirits and learned about each. We're now planning to gift some tour tickets to friends.
Written 27 March 2024
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We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and the tastings! Thank you for this lovely review.
Written 10 April 2024
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1402chrish
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Absolutely terrific time on our whisky tour today! Our guide, Mitch, was outstanding - he brought the whole thing to life, was really friendly and clearly knows his stuff. A fascinating story behind this unique distillery and we learnt so much about the nuances of making whisky. It gives you a real appreciation and we were engaged from start to finish. Oh and the whiskies (and vodka!) were out of this world. Thank you so much for a brilliant afternoon.
Written 26 March 2024
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Thank you for this great review! We are so glad to see you enjoyed the tour and the tastings.
Written 28 March 2024
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frogman10
Houston, TX55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We drove to the Oxford Distillery during our five day stay in the Cotswolds. The distillery and surrounding grounds are very impressive. I had negotiated with my wife that I would accompany her on a day trip to Stratford on Avon in return for a tasting at the distillery. We arrived and the gentleman selling tickets asked who was driving. I told him I was the driver as my wife doesn’t drive a stick shift in our rental car. He explained that I would be given a hospitality sample but that drivers were discouraged from actual tasting. This is understandable since American tourists (including myself) are an absolute menace on the narrow muddy roads. As we were waiting for the tour we decided to get our money back since my wife doesn’t care for gin or whiskey. Tequila or wine would have been different! They were very nice about refunding the 50 pounds which we promptly used to buy a bottle to bring home. I completely understand the driving and drinking policy but would have preferred to know it in advance.
Written 15 March 2024
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Good morning, I am sorry to hear that you did not end up making it on the tour. As I am sure you understand, it is our responsibility to encourage responsible drinking. I hope you enjoyed the bottle you took home, we are always interested to see what Americans think of our English rye!
Written 19 March 2024
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cmurphyracette
Boston, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Mitchell (and Rupert) were fabulous tour guides! We couldn’t recommend it more highly. The tour gift cards also make a great gift for someone!
Written 26 February 2024
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Thank you so much for this review! We will make sure Mitch (and Rupert) get to read your review.
Written 12 March 2024
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Lynda S
Southam, UK115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very interesting and informative tour with various tastings of gins, whiskeys and vodka. Great value for money. Would have been good to see it working. Our tour guide and his dog Rupert were lovely.
Written 25 February 2024
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We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and tastings. Mitch and Rupert will love to read this review.
Written 6 March 2024
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JR
Linguist in KS70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant tour with such enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable staff made for a great visit and really insightful. Don't expect a simple tasting event, this is so much more about the farming and production of the ingredients that make up the variety of Brilliant and unique gins, whiskies and vodka.

Highly recommended and great value.

Keep up the great work and commitment to delivering your sustainable beverages
Written 24 February 2024
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It is great to see our tour guests value our mission as much as we do! Thank you for this lovely review.
Written 6 March 2024
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Julia B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Brilliant tour with a very informative young lady, Carmen. The tastings were excellent and we enjoyed the whole experience
Written 22 February 2024
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Thank you for this lovely review, glad you enjoyed the tour!
Written 6 March 2024
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Brighton9
East Sussex, UK418 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
It's not really a tour as there are only a couple of stills to see; however the presentation was interesting a there was a very good tasting of the products.
Written 18 February 2024
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We are glad that you enjoyed the farming story... and the products.
Written 21 February 2024
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