The Oxford Artisan Distillery has added a new violet gin to its collection this month – Ver Viola, costing £34.95.

And Ox In A Box has got its greedy hands on one of its sacred new bottles to give away to one lucky winner.

The Oxford Artisan Distillery, or TOAD as it’s known, has been concocting a gin that represents spring, and has come up with Ver Viola.

Distilled from heritage grain and 17 botanicals, its vivid hue comes from hand-filterering it through beds of organic butterfly pea flowers and rose petals.

TOAD is the only distiller to use genetically diverse populations of ancient heritage grains – revived from historical sources by a leading archaeo-botanist and grown sustainably in 150 acres, known as land races, close to Oxford.

Ver Viola aims to represent the flowers of spring, while retaining the characteristics of a London Dry, with a depth of floral complexity, and a colour that lends it perfectly to cocktails.

Opened in 2017, The Oxford Artisan Distillery is rare amongst UK distilleries in producing its own spirit, rather than purchasing Grain Neutral Spirit (GNS) from other sources.

Try Ver Viola with tonic or make a delicious summer cocktail with it. Now’s the time!

To order or find out more go to

For full competition terms and conditions see onsite. To enter share, like and follow both us and TOAD on the relevant social media posts.

The competition will finish on Sunday May 17 at 11.59pm and the winner will be alerted immediately. See T&Cs on site. Competition entrants must be 18 and over.


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