Distillers and owners, Rachel and Andy, are lifelong gin drinkers, but after a long search for the perfect gin, they concluded that it didn’t exist – so they decided to create their own!
“Our boutique gin inspiration hit us when we were by the sea on our wedding anniversary. We blazed home with the idea 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 they 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, they were respectively a BBC radio reporter and a Royal Signals Army Officer.
“But, although we love travelling the world, we also love our home in Oxfordshire, the essence of which we also wanted to incorporate into our spirit. Our botanicals include blackberries foraged from our village hedgerows and our gin is cut with Blenheim Palace Natural Mineral Water from the home of Winston Churchill and just down the road from our distillery”.
Ours is a very personal gin; each bottle is hand-crafted and we handwrite 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. Our gins are the pinnacle of craft distilling and have won numerous international awards, including being named World’s Best Contemporary Gin 2020 at the World Gin Awards.
The Sky Wave Distillery
North Tanker Shed 105
Oxfordshire OX26 5HA