OYESTER44 is a small-batch botanical vodka, infused with the terroir of coastal Zeeland, a region dominated by islands and peninsulas.

The realisation of one Dutchman’s dream of creating the world’s best seafood-pairing vodka, it’s based on a distillation that initially combines organic new potatoes with the zesty herbs vervain and lemon balm.

This spirit is then complemented by a unique and delicate maritime mix – a subtle oyster infusion combined with drops of filtered seawater.

Crafted in a distillery located just four steps from the sea in the fishing harbour of Bruinisse, OYESTER44 has a smooth taste, a subtle salinity and a citrus-freshness that pairs beautifully with seafood of any kind.

Its all-natural ingredients are cultivated locally and sustainably.


Our friends and family – and many restaurants and bars – already appreciate and enjoy OYESTER44’s uniqueness.

But, to find out how it compared with other, bigger, brands out there – and to see if the world was ready for it – we entered it into two of the most prestigious awards’ competitions.

New York International
Spirits Competition

New York 2018

This is run as a blind tasting by people who help decide what America’s off-licences, bars and supermarkets stock. Spirits are judged purely on their quality and taste profile. We were thrilled when OYESTER44 won a Golden Medal – which means the jury ‘loved it’ and would ‘definitely purchase’.

Result: 95/100 score.

International Wine &
Spirits Competition  

London 2018

OYESTER44 won three prestigious awards – two ‘Silver Outstanding Awards’ in the Flavoured Vodka and Vodka & Tonic categories, plus a Silver Design Award.

The jury’s tasting notes: “Shellfish salinity with a touch of shoreline – certainly evocative over a bowl of oysters. More subtle shellfish notes to start, but the flavours are well integrated with the alcohol. There’s a little pepper spice before a long, dry finish.”

Result: 89.9/100 score.

Bloody Maritime

60ml OYESTER44 Vodka
120ml Pure tomato Juice
4 dashes Dashi-Iri Ponzu Yuzu

1 tsp Wasabi Furikake
5ml Sugar Syrup

Method: Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into an ice-filled tall glass. Finish with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Glassware: Tall glass – gently rub half a lemon round the rim, dip in the Wasabi.

Garnish: Load a cocktail stick woth pickled onions, cumcumber and slices of spring onions. Serve/enjoy with a sustainable paper staw.

Vodka Cassis

40ml OYESTER44 Vodka
100ml Sparkling Cassis

We use Hero Classic – though you can make your own

Method: Build this mix in a ice-filled tall glass.

Glassware: Tall glass/Highball

Garnish: Cocktail stick with blackberries, raspberries and blackcurrants on it. Add a sprig of mint to the glass.

Own twist: To make your own sparkling cassis, just add 10ml of crème de Cassis to 90ml of sparkling water and stir well.

Dirty OYESTER Martini

60ml OYESTER44 Vodka
15ml Noilly Prat
10ml Green olive brine

Method: Stir all ingredients for 20 seconds in a cocktail shaker or glass full of ice and strain into a pre-chilled Martini glass.

Glassware: Chilled Martini glass

Garnish: 2 green olives on a cocktail stick and a twisted rind of lemon.

Espresso Martini

30ml OYESTER44 Vodka
20ml Coffee liqueur

30ml Espresso coffee
10ml Full fat cream

Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass over ice cubes.

Glassware: Chilled Martini glass

Garnish: 3 coffee beans

London Mule

60ml OYESTER44 Vodka
15ml Lime Juice

1 dash Angostura Bitters
top up with Ginger Beer

Method: Slice half a lime into thin pieces, add cubed iced, build the cocktail and top with crushed ice.

Glassware: Copa de Balon, Mason Jar or Highball glass.

Garnish: sprig of Mint and 2 lime wedges.

Vodka Apple

40ml OYESTER44 Vodka
100ml organic apple juice

Glassware: Tall glass, Highball or Mason Jar

Garnish: Apple slices on a cocktail stick

Yuzu Vodka Tonic

40ml OYESTER44 Vodka
100ml east Imperial Yuzu Tonic

Method: Build this mix in an ice-filled tall glass.

Glassware: Highball, Copa de Balon, Mason Jar

Garnish: Redhorn Whose seaweed, a sprig of lemon thyme and lemon zest.


OYESTER44 is not only a bartender’s favourite. But loved by many seafood chefs.

Matching perfectly with all types of seafood, from caviar, lobsters, it’s also THE vodka to enjoy with oysters.

We love to inspire people with vodka and food pairings, so do follow us on Instagram for recipes and inspiration.

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