Bicester-based Sky Wave Distilling Company is branching out to launch its first vodka which is already receiving incredible reviews according to the company.

Sky Wave Triple Distilled Vodka 40 per cent ABV has been described as “a fine sipping vodka” by drinks industry experts, The International Drinks Specialists.

It was awarded a rating of 94 out of 100, securing its place as a premium vodka.

The Sky Wave Distilling Company, based at Bicester Heritage, has a long-standing reputation for crafting premium, artisan spirits, having already garnered more than 74 international awards including the World’s Best Contemporary Gin, and The World’s Best Designed Gin Range, both at The World Gin Awards and just last month was named The Distillery of the Year in The Gin Guide Awards.

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Sky Wave Triple Distilled Vodka was launched at Nocturne Live staged in the Great Court of Blenheim Palace on June 13 to 16.

Nocturne Live is a unique live music event over four summer evenings in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which the distillery is a close neighbour of.

Sky Wave spirits, which are all made with Blenheim Palace Natural Mineral Water, was the exclusive Gin and Vodka Partner at the music event which featured Sheryl Crow, Chaka Khan and the Sugababes in this year’s line up.

The new vodka being pouredThe new vodka being poured (Image: Sky Wave Distilling Company)

The move into vodka was due to continual customer demand, and Sky Wave master distiller, Andrew Parsons, said: “Our customers kept asking when were we going to create a vodka, so here is it.

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"I am incredibly proud of our carefully developed recipe which delivers a smooth, creamy taste, partly helped by the use of Blenheim Palace Natural Mineral Water but also the slow, gentle distillation. 

"We are famous at Sky Wave for our subtlety, and this is a smooth, subtle, delightful vodka. What better place to launch a fine vodka than at a spectacular party under the stars, Nocturne Live.” 

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The vodka garnishedThe vodka garnished (Image: Sky Wave Distilling Company)

Sky Wave prides itself on being committed to its craft, with an "unwavering dedication to innovation".

According to Sky Wave, the new vodka is yet another testament to the creativity, intelligence and innovation flowing from Oxfordshire.

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