An award-winning distillery is set to open a glamourous new bar and visitor space.

Sky Wave Gin, based in the North Tanker Sheds at Bicester Heritage, will open a new event space which will offer a range of experiences for guests to enjoy, including gin and food pairings, tapas evenings and cocktail masterclasses

Rachel Hicks, owner of Sky Wave Gin, said: “This is the next exciting step in the growth of Sky Wave Gin.

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Oxford Mail: Artist’s impression of exterior of new Sky Wave Gin visitor space, bar and shopArtist’s impression of exterior of new Sky Wave Gin visitor space, bar and shop

“We are often asked to host bespoke private and corporate events and our new space will allow us to broaden the range and number of these experiences.

“Our popular Distillery Visits, which are booking until the end of this year, will have a bigger home too.

“This is a great boost for the visitor economy in Oxfordshire and we thank OxLEP and Bicester Heritage for investing their confidence in us.

“We have more great plans in the pipeline.”

Oxford Mail: Rachel Hicks, owner of Sky Wave GinRachel Hicks, owner of Sky Wave Gin

Earlier this year, the distillery scooped a gold and silver medal at the World Gin Awards.

As well as this, its Navy Strength Gin won one of only two Master medals in the world at the Spirits Business competition 2022.

Daniel Geoghegan, chief executive of Bicester Motion, said: “It’s always incredibly fulfilling for us to see specialists that not only enjoy having Bicester Heritage as their home, but also upscale and continue to develop their business with us.

“We are looking forward to joining Sky Wave at their events later in the year.”

The opening date is currently unconfirmed. 


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