The Oxford Artisan Distillery has announced an exclusive partnership with drinks agency Sip and Savour to scale up the UK distribution of its spirits portfolio.
The Oxford-based certified organic grain-to-glass distillery currently produces Oxford Rye Organic Vodka and Oxford Rye Organic Gin, while it’s Oxford Rye Whiskey is due to launch in December.
The premium portfolio also features Oxford Pure Rye Spirit, Ver Viola Gin, Cuisse De Nymphe Gin Liqueur, Ashmolean Dry Gin, Oxford Botanic Garden Physic Gin and limited editions Anniversary Rye and Madeira Vodka.
The spirits will be distributed through Sip and Savour’s network, which includes some top UK bars and restaurants in the on-trade, as well as off-trade channels.
Sip and Savour will focus on building and developing The Oxford Artisan Distillery brand, increasing its distribution in the UK and driving awareness through marketing campaigns
Robin Johnston, director of The Oxford Artisan Distillery, said: “The Oxford Artisan Distillery is delighted to announce our partnership with Sip and Savour as our exclusive distributors in the UK.
“With decades of industry experience between them, the team’s ability to take us to the next level is unparalleled, and they join us at the perfect moment following our recent organic certification and as we look towards a whiskey launch in December and a period of accelerated growth.”
Jamie Walker, managing director of Sip and Savour, added: “The Oxford portfolio is one that balances heritage and modernity, forging the way in sustainability and organic credentials.
“It’s an outside in product, meaning everything starts with the liquid which is reflected in the exceptional liquids they produce.
“We are excited to be partnering with such a fantastic company of people that are so passionate about creating fabulous brands with such a dedication to sustainability and an organic approach.”