With local artisan distilleries flourishing and dedicated gin bars opening, now is the time to revisit this classic spirit
This distillery in Salt River was established by two former lawyers with a passion for gin. Try the smooth London Dry Gin with a refreshing palate of citrus and rosemary, R350.
Situated in the heart of Wellington, Jorgensen’s is a family-run venture. Part of the Ginspiration Series, Saffron Gin is the distillery’s latest creation and is infused with a single thread of the precious spice, R300.
By day, Simon Von Witt is an environmental consultant but, by night,
he is the man behind this micro-distillery. Try its flagship gin, Inception, and relish
the indigenous blend of buchu, rooibos and honeybush, R259.
Inspired by the spirit of exploration from a by-gone era, Musgrave Gin draws on the exotic flavours of the African spice route. This variety holds bold notes of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, R309.
Taking its name from an American speakeasy, this newcomer from the East coast is sure to take centre stage in no time thanks to its easy-to-drink infusion of juniper, coriander, angelica, passionflower and lemongrass, R215.
Operating out of the coastal town of Stilbaai, Inverroche has gained international recognition as a pioneer of artisan distilling. Try the Verdant of its three varieties, for its fresh floral notes, R270.