How is Gin made?
We often get asked about how our Gin is made, what it’s made of or where our Gin comes from, so here is a quick overview of how our Original Handcrafted Dry Gin is made, for you to share next time you’re enjoying Gin drinks with friends.
- A mix of classic and exotic South African botanicals lead to a liquid with a flavour as unique as its heritage: Juniper berries, sweet orange peel, sweet lemon peel, orris root, angelica root, coriander seed, cassia bark, baobab powder and Cape gooseberry.
- All the botanicals except Cape gooseberry are macerated overnight, for approximately 12 hours. Due to the delicacy of Cape Gooseberry, this is distilled separately.
- The distillation takes place in a beautiful antique copper pot called ‘Constance’, who is over 100 years old. The process produces a liquid to approximately 81% ABV, which is then bottled at 43%.
- The Original Gin was created by Johnny Neill, an 8th generation family member from a family that have been distilling since 1762. Johnny strove to create a gin that paid tribute to his English distilling heritage and a homage to the enigmatic beauty of his wife’s South African homeland.