The distinctive scent of juniper berries combined with refreshing citrus flavors underpin this superb African Dry Gin. Base notes of Angelica Root, overtones of fragrant coriander and hints of delicious artemisia afra, give this gin unique strength and unparalleled depth and warmth. Together this harmonious medley of unique Cape flora is our Autograph.
This award-winning Gin was conceptualised in 2015 by three food and drinks industry specialists, focused on bringing a liquid to life that is refreshing and delicious, yet layered with the warmth of selected spices. The fruit is sourced locally from our growing partners in the Western Cape of South Africa. A contemporary, London Dry-style Gin distilled using 10 botanicals through a combination of maceration and vapour infusion. The result is a premium, small batch gin that cuts no corners when it comes to quality and consistency. It contains no less than ten natural botanicals: Juniper, Blood Orange, Orange Peel, Grains of Paradise, Coriander, Cassia bark, Nutmeg, Liquorice Root, Angelica Root and Cardamom. When pouring the perfect serve for any gin, it’s best to start at the ingredients itself as partners – in our case a slice of orange (fresh or dried) and a cinnamon stick (or piece of cassia bark) does the trick perfectly. But most importantly, a premium tonic. Expect citrus and juniper on the nose, nutmeg and cassia on the palate and a lingering blood orange aftertaste, from where it got its name.
Elephant Gin produces award-winning handcrafted premium gin products made with rare African botanicals. While its story started in South Africa, Elephant Gin is handmade in Germany with a focus on the highest quality production standards. All ingredients are hand-selected, bottles custom-made, labels hand-written and production-controlled by small batches.
As the pioneers of South African craft gin, Inverroche Distillery was founded by Lorna Scott and her family. Growing from strength to strength in the local community of Still Bay in the Western Cape of Southern Africa. In just 6 years, the distillery has grown from a small home industry to a flourishing and pioneering craft distillery. A distillery that is invested in its community and producing world class gins and spirits.
Maurice Boon Musgrave, grandfather of founder Simone Musgrave, left Plymouth in 1949 bound for Africa to start a new life exploring and discovering the people and land of Africa. Three months on a ship with a small baby, a measles outbreak and many a day of seasickness and the adventure that would change the shape of his family had begun. From then onward an African family would take on the adventure Maurice had started. The spirit of endeavor, adventure and courage lives on in granddaughter, Simone, guardian of Maurice’s passion for the unusual.
It began, as so many good things do, in the most humble way: a shed normally used to house our six dogs and an old copper geyser converted into a still. From there the dream unfolded to make a Gin that would make a difference in the local craft distillery industry.
Humans have used science to create and improve on almost every aspect of our everyday life, so why not use it to perfect a gin? This is the exact thought our scientifically minded Ginologists had after many hours of Gin tasting and analysing. How is it made, what flavours do different botanicals impart, what strength is it distilled at, should it be macerated…? These are just some of the questions they knew they had to find the answers to. Armed with their founding principles – Quality, Originality, Commitment and Experimentalism, they set off on their scientific journey of discovery. It all started by creating an all glass distillation straight-out of a lab set-up and sourcing the best ingredients from around the globe. From the juniper berries that give the gin a perfect base to the botanicals that tease the nose and satisfy the palette. It took months to develop the formulas and after 15 test batches and numerous taste tests they settled on a process that is designed to treat every single part of the recipe with the respect it deserves to unlock the best possible aromas and flavours – a process that had created something unique and worthy of the Ginologist scientific seal of quality. .The end result, Ginologist, a gin created to be shared with friends, a gin to enjoy while memories are being made. Scientifically formulated to be the perfect drink for any occasion.
Master Distiller Rolf brings an influx from the German Black Forest, where fruits and wine are distilled for centuries and the knowledge is passed between the generations. Like every passionate craftsman he is driven by a passion for ingredients and location. Foraging ingredients in the fields and digging in the African soil are constant exploration habits along the search for the perfect sip to be shared with friends and the fellow-minded.