our story

Black Cow is the only vodka made entirely from grass-grazed cows milk, which results in an exceptionally smooth vodka with a unique creamy character. Our Pure Milk Vodka™ is made at The Black Cow Distillery, located right in the heart of Childhay Manor organic farm, a 13th-century Manor set in the beautiful rolling countryside of West Dorset on the coast of South West England.

Dairy farmer Jason Barber who together with Paul Archard started Black Cow in 2012, recognised the potential in what was left over from the milk after making cheese. Inspired by tales of Mongolian conquests in more ways than one, the journey to producing the world’s smoothest vodka began.

 
 

How Black Cow is made by animator, Cat Bruce

 

Founders

 
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Jason barber

co-founder

The charismatic inventor of Pure Milk Vodka and face of the brand.

His family background in farming and cheese making are, of course, reflected in the Black Cow process. The world’s oldest surviving family of cheddar makers, the Barber family have been making cheese and producing milk for over 200 years. 

 
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Paul 'Archie' Archard

co-founder

Trained at Chelsea School of Art in sculpture, Archie has worked as an artist, production designer and commercial director.

Archie’s direction, drive and creative flair has fuelled the motion and trajectory of Black Cow.