Oxfordshire Sky Wave Gin flies high in World Gin Awards

Skywave Gin World Gin Awards

Oxfordshire’s Sky Wave Gin has triumphing over international competition, to scoop a gold and silver medal at the prestigious World Gin Awards.

The Bicester based Distillery, has already picked up 19 medals in 18 months.

Owner Rachel Hicks, said:  “We are thrilled to take our medal tally to 21, and all won in international competitions with blind tastings against great global entries. Our Gold medal was awarded to our Liberation London Dry Gin which was developed to reflect the kindness and nature which we all experienced in the first Lockdown. The Silver went to our Navy Strength London Dry Gin, the big brother of our Signature London Dry which was named The World’s Best Contemporary Gin in the World Gin Awards 2020. At 57% it’s a fabulously intense drink with great depth.”

It’s a great start to 2022 for the craft distillery based at Bicester Heritage. They finished 2021 on a high, with the launch of the brand new bespoke Blenheim Palace Signature London Dry Gin, developed and distilled by Sky Wave Gin’s Master Distiller Andy Parsons.

Blenheim Palace’s Head of Retail, Judy Bendall, said: “We are extremely fortunate to have a multi award-winning distillery on our doorstep and who better to ask to create our very own signature gin?”

Sky Wave Gin is the only distillery in the world to be based on a World War Two RAF site complete with its own ghost. The team have plans for expanding the business with new offerings on the horizon.

“We’ve taken on more staff and are always keen to hear from people enthusiastic to work in the distilling business. We are proud to be one of very few businesses which has a senior management team that is 75% female. We choose the best people for the job and, in this case, they were mostly women” Rachel added.