Gooseberry Gin, Raspberry Vodka and Elderflower Vinegar are a few of the delicious, quirky liquids just arrived at a brand new liquid deli in the fabulous Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. I first discovered Demijohn 6 years ago when my best friends moved to Edinburgh and on a visit, to see them, we stumbled upon the gorgeous little shop just off the Royal Mile and I have been hooked ever since.
They have expanded from their base in Edinburgh to Glasgow, York and now Oxford, to tempt the taste buds of us Southerners and I couldn’t be more thrilled!
Demijohn is far more than a shop – it is a new way of retailing, where predominantly British-made liqueurs, spirits, whiskies, oils and vinegars are sourced and customers are encouraged to taste before purchasing.
Walking into Demijohn is a booze or foodie lover’s paradise with its large glass jars of unusual liquids, each with its own distinctive colour and taste. With staff knowledgeable and passionate about the products, there is no end of cocktails, drinks and recipes that can be made using Demijohn’s products.
As the ultimate eco-retailer, customers also choose the size and shape of re-useable bottle, which is then filled with the liquid of your choice, making it an eco-friendly purchase.
Demijohn’s founder Angus Ferguson says: “Increasingly the British consumer is searching for unique hand-made British products that not only taste great, but have a known provenance that they can understand and relate to. With Oxford being such a centre for fine food and drink, as well as having a healthy visitor market, we hope to be a great foodie attraction.
Visiting Demijohn is like a journey of discovery into foodie heaven – by tasting the products customers know what they are buying and are enlightened further by learning more about how to consume them, such as in different cocktail recipes, dressings or sauces.”
Demijohn also offers a unique personalisation service so the message of your choice can be added to the bottle for free which would make perfect wedding gifts or favours.
Demijohn’s products are both quirky and sophisticated and are sourced from small artisan producers from predominantly across the UK who, like Demijohn, have a passion for good food and drink produced in an eco-friendly way. Their Gooseberry Gin comes from East Lothian in Scotland, Organic Elderflower Vodka from a farm in Somerset, Seville Orange Gin from an orchard in Worcestershire and Butterscotch Cream Liqueur from the heart of Devon.
I have been a fan of this fabulous company for many years and I know I will become a regular visitor to their Oxford store to top up on my favourite Morello Cheery Brandy (which is to die for!). If they are still a little too far away from you then visit their website where you can order their gorgeous products online.
Love & Sparkles