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Tom Nicolson
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Simon Hiscock

A Gin Tasting with The Oxford Artisan Distillery

Tom Nicolson and Simon Hiscock

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

7:00pm

2 hours

Oxford Botanic Garden

£15

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Celebrate the first day of spring with a gin-tasting provided by TOAD (The Oxford Artisan Distillery) and hosted by the Oxford Botanic Garden – inspiration for the company’s Physic Gin. Tastings and sales of the distillery’s range of spirits including vodka, gin and rye spirit will be available.

Hear from the chairman and chief executive of TOAD Tom Nicolson about the founding of this new Oxford distillery and how the first craft gins came out of the distillery last year. Nicolson was born in Oxford and comes from a family that has been involved in the wine and whisky business in Scotland for generations. Toad is producing Oxford Dry Gin, Oxford Rye Vodka, Toad Absinthe and Oxford Rye Whisky. It has a licence to produce Oxford Physic Gin for the Oxford Botanic Garden. 
Physic Gin combines 25 botanicals from the Oxford Botanic Garden, the oldest garden of its kind in the country. Sweet notes of juniper and bay are prominent, but balanced with an intriguing hint of wormwood, gentian, and exotic citrus.

Professor Simon Hiscock, director of Oxford Botanic Garden, will also speak about the botanicals in gin and about the part played by the garden. Hiscock is an expert in evolutionary genetics and plant reproductive biology.
The event will include a gin bar and bottle sales.

This event lasts two hours

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine