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The heat used for traditional distillation can have an adverse effect on natural flavors, since boiling botanicals can cause delicate flavors and aromas to be lost, altered or diminished, while harsh or "cooked" notes can emerge. Oxley, the world's first cold distilled gin, prevents the problem entirely.
Oxley's botanicals including juniper, citrus fruits, and Meadowsweet, are prepared, weighed and measured by hand, and never overheated. Produced at 47% ABV and then hand-wrapped with a leather tie, only 240 bottles with galvanized metal accents are produced each day.
Unlike other gins which typically use dried peels, Oxley uses fresh, hand-peeled citrus fruits. Meadowsweet brings a rounded, almond flavor to Oxley and further harmonizes the botanicals in the spirit. To begin with Oxley will be available in limited quantities in select markets.