Oxley gin holds a special place in this blog already. It was the gin we chose to take on vacation with us, which means that from the outset it met a very specific set of criteria.
Firstly, we wanted something that was classically styled, and capable of “tasting like gin” in any cocktail it was put in. Second, it had to be versatile and capable of doing many things well.Finally,we wanted a gin that was capable of keeping gin devotees interested. Oxley accomplished all of these things and was a good companion on this trip. We put it to work in many Gin and Tonics (w/ Fever Tree); we tested its mettle by making a pitcher (yes, you read me correctly: a pitcher) of Corpse Reviver #2s.
On to the Review Proper: Oxley’s story
Be prepared for a bit of science class here. So Oxley is “cold distilled,” as to not impart some of the bad notes that heat distillation can impart upon a spirit…
My Take: I want to interject and formally declare shenanigans. I don’t distill myself, but I’m not sure that I’m necessarily buying this. I think cold distillation is novel, different, and can facilitate the addition of different flavors (with different results) but I’m not buying the fact that other gin and spirits have bad flavors.