TASTE & BOTANICALS
As botanicals we use natural, organic-quality ingredients that we obtain from regional partners. The citrus fruits orange, lemon and pomelo provide the refreshing mildness of the gin. For the special character, delicate lavender flowers are combined with notes of apple and licorice. Some secret ingredients from "Grandma's Garden" complete the Ox & Studs.
MANUFACTURING - SMALL BATCH
In the manufacturing process our ingredients are washed and peeled manually. Afterwards the ingredients are prepared with the highest quality of raw alcohol for the maceration. Traditionally distilled in a small copper still, the distinctive taste is created by a slow distillation process. After an appropriate resting period to develop the full aroma, each bottle is filled, labeled and lettered manually.
The name of our gin has to do with the professional background of us 3 founders and our fashion interest. For us, the Oxford shoes ("Ox") and - on special occasions - the matching cufflinks ("Studs") are part of the man's individual accessory and are an expression of an elegant appearance. In the end, we were able to convert the combination of stylish looseness paired with lively elements in both the name and the logo. “Ox & Studs” in English also stands for bullock and stallion, which since then have elegantly decorated with a tie and bow tie both either our front label as well as the shimmering inside of the bottle .