Our Ashmolean Dry Gin is a collaboration between The Oxford Artisan Distillery and the Ashmolean Museum, the University of Oxford's Museum of Art and Archaeology and one of Oxford’s most prestigious institutions. Founded in 1683, the Ashmolean’s world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.
This spirit is inspired by the Museum's collections from around the world and is crafted with 17 botanicals including exotic jara lemon, rose, jasmine, and spices from the Middle East and Asia. Full tasting and juniper-led, with notes of cardamom and myrrh, the finish is clean with a lingering taste of orris and lemongrass. This is a spirit to savour in a G&T with 1 part gin to 3 parts light tonic, and garnished with a slice of jara lemon or orange.
As with everything at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, the gin base is distilled from our ancient heritage grains, grown just for us within 50 miles of Oxford. Eschewing pesticides and chemical fertilisers all of our crops are grown sustainably, contributing to an abundance of wildflowers, insects and birds across our farms.
The bottle illustration is Spray of 'Morning Glory', by Takeuchi Seiho (1864 - 1942), part of the museum’s Eastern Art collection.