Charlie & Ed Stewart-Wood
The Wood Brothers (Bros) Charlie and Ed are the 6th generation to farm their family’s land, but the first generation to use it as a base for a modern, sophisticated distillery. Located in the rolling hills of the Cotswold countryside, as a single estate distillery, everything inside a bottle of Wood Bros has been derived from their family farm and they are passionate about sustainability. They reuse the by-products of the distilling process, such as wastewater, to heat their offices, distillery and greenhouses.
The process starts out in the fields, where in late autumn they plant Winter Wheat, Barley and Rye. These crops are nurtured throughout the year and harvested the following Autumn. Each bottle of Wood Bros spirit contains around a kilogram of grain cultivated from within 500m of the distillery. Once harvested, it is milled into flour, fermented, and finally distilled by the head distiller Ed, to create a base spirit for their award-winning vodka, gin and their soon to launch whisky.
Charlie and Ed are pictured in our classic Oxford shirts. These are shirts that will see you through every occasion. Paired with a jacket for more formal occasions, or with jeans for those lazy weekend pub-lunches, it’s the most versatile shirt you can own – it’s also the one we are most proud of.
There is so much that sets it apart from the crowd. The two main things to look out for are the beautiful, rolled collar, the buttons are positioned so it is not flat and lifeless like so many others; and the extra weight of the Oxford cloth, which gives the shirt body and drape. It feels great to wear and gets better with age.
See also how that last button is horizontal, adding a bit of robustness. There is a hanger loop at the back and check out the buttons, there is a chunkiness there to give further strength. Finally, we have added our griffin logo, again in navy, but on the gauntlet, because we really don’t like to boast.
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“We love the Oxford Shirt Co. shirts, be it working in the office, doing a guided tour of the farm or distilling the next batch of gin, we live in them”
Charlie & Ed Stewart-Wood – founders Wood Bros