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The Sky Wave Distilling Company Limited Claimed

Spirit of Oxfordshire



Rachel and Andy have been life-long gin drinkers, seeking out unusual and flavourful gins.  We had always been mere consumers, never thinking about distilling our own. But we couldn’t ever find that perfect gin for our taste – the one that just ticked every box.

Our boutique gin inspiration hit us when we were by the sea on our wedding anniversary. We blazed home with the idea of creating the perfect gin for us and immediately set to work.  Rachel was driven by the idea of creating a genuine craft gin, with flavours inspired by our lives and experiences.

Both Rachel and Andy have lived lives full of adventure. Epic journeys through mountain, sky, desert and sea inspired the flavour profile of this outstanding gin. Some of the botanicals we use reflect these far-away, exotic places, and the name ‘Sky Wave’ is a fusion of the big skies and big waves that have characterised our adventures. ‘Sky Wave’ is also a term used in radio; in our former lives, we were respectively a BBC radio reporter and a Royal Signals Army Officer.

But although we love traveling the world, we also love our home in Oxfordshire. From our distillery we look out over the rolling Oxfordshire countryside, the essence of which we also wanted to incorporate into our spirit. Blackberries foraged from our village hedgerows make up one of our botanicals. A neighbour grows our raspberries. We use the finest local natural mineral water from Blenheim Palace, no less. Ours is a very personal gin; each bottle is hand-crafted and we hand-write the day’s distiller’s name on each one. Each comes distilled with total commitment to the art, crafted by passionate gin drinkers, for passionate gin drinkers.

We produce seven gins:

  • Signature London Dry Gin (42% ABV) – voted ‘World’s Best Contemporary Gin’ at the World Gin Awards 2020
  • Liberation London Dry Gin (42% ABV) – Bronze Medal Winner at World Gin Awards 2021
  • NEW Orange and Madagascan Vanilla Gin (40% ABV) – available from 17 May 2021 – Free Sky Wave engraved rose gold jigger with every 500ml bottle purchased (while stocks last)
  • Raspberry and Rhubarb Gin (42% ABV)
  • Navy Strength Gin (57% ABV)
  • Spiced Apple Gin Liqueur (20% ABV)
  • Limited Edition Vermouth Cask Aged Gin (42% ABV)

Pick up a bottle from our online shop or through our network of stockists. You’ll want to come back for more!