Bottles of Oxford Botanic Garden gin


8th June will celebrate Oxford's Physic Gin

Published: 3 June 2019

Author: Richard Lofthouse


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Ashmolean Museum Sat 8 Jun, 12–4pm, Outside on the forecourt

To celebrate World Gin Day, and the two local gins inspired by the collections at the Ashmolean and Botanic Gardens, we’ll be merrymaking on the Museum forecourt on the afternoon of Saturday 8 June.

Come and join us for ice cold gin and tonics, a specially curated, signature Cocktail based on the Ashmolean’s very own gin, deckchairs in the sun, gin tastings, ice creams, and light snacks. As well as sampling both gins on the day, the gins will be on sale outside and in the Museum shop.

Don’t forget your ID if you’re lucky enough to look under 25.

Oxford Botanic Garden Physic Gin

Interesting and complex, this gin is a combination of 25 unique specimens from the Oxford Botanic Garden. Sweet notes of juniper and bay are prominent, but balanced with an intriguing hint of wormwood, gentian and exotic citrus. Herbaceous, savoury, and complex, this is a gin that truly represents 400 years of medicinal botanical cultivation. Click here to buy online.

Physic Gin has become a regular feature of our Alumni Weekend programmes, making its first appearance in Oxford last September and even journeying to Tokyo for the Asia Weekend in March. 

Try the gin for yourself and get an exclusive insight into the history of the plants used at Meeting Minds Oxford, 20-22 September 2019.  Booking opens in July.