GIN. BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT.
Like our drinks, White Oat’s origin story has a memorable twist to it.
It all kicked off with a little skulduggery.
Before we had a tap room (or even a name), our distiller Tudor and one of the founders were raiding the supply room of a well-known brewery. Tudor kept watch, relaying instructions while Andy simply pilfered anything he could get his hands on. In his haste, he grabbed a big bag of white oats.
Tudor thought it was hilarious. They’re not something you’d normally put in gin… but then again, why not?
From then on, the White Oat has symbolised our spirit of roguish experimentation. Giving things a crack. Throwing caution out the supply room door. Creating old favourites with new ideas.
In an industry where things are generally done a certain way and you’re expected to be a certain way, we just aren’t.
Our drinks are more than just about gin. They’re about the entire experience - where it’s from, where you have it, who you have it with, and the memories that are created along the way.
MEET YOUR DISTILLER
Behind the Gin is our Head Distiller Tudor Duxbury. It was on his family farm in New Zealand, that boredom and a love of science led 13-year-old Tudor to a new hobby.
This hobby was fuelled by the fascination of taking a few ingredients and using science to create something completely new.
Home Distilling throughout his life, Tudor managed to turn his side passion into a career, and it turns out he’s quite good.
Now, the Gin Tudor distills is an extension of himself. It represents the adventure of sourcing the best ingredients, the challenge of achieving the perfect balance of flavours, and the excitement of creating something that people really enjoy.
He selects ingredients with a simple criterion: if he wouldn't cook with or drink them himself, they don't make the cut.
Tudor’s Gin is an embodiment of his passion for pushing his own boundaries and the boundaries of 'the norm’, and it’s a journey he invites everyone on.