As the saying goes: ginning is winning! We roundup 5 of the best gins available to South Africans for every budget in mind!
Price: from 699
So, what makes Brooklyn Gin a “super-premium” gin is the crafting method and ingredients that are used. To make this delicious gin, Brooklyn uses a meticulously perfected recipe containing natural ingredients like Eureka lemon, Key and Persian lime, navel oranges and kumquats. All of which are hand-cut to release essential oils and bring the complexity of the tastes to the fore. Furthermore, these ingredients are used fresh, as opposed to many other gins that use dried ingredients in their manufacturing process.
Price: from R385
Infused with fynbos from the coastal region and dunes of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Inverroche Gin Amber is a rich and aromatic, amber coloured gin with fresh citrus, slight juniper, sweet toffee apples and delicate floral notes which intertwine to deliver a dry, woody finish.
Price: from R369
Distilled with juniper and 5 other botanicals, Malfy Italian Gin is produced at the distillery in Moncalieri, just outside of Torino, an area famous for its wines and spirits. The lemons used to infuse the gin are from the Amalfy coast, which is where Malfy’s name is derived from. These Italian Coastal lemons give Malfy Italian gin the lemon-zest aroma of a freshly picked lemon.
Price: from R359
Hendrick’s is a premium gin made with a number of unusual twists, in small batches of only 450 litres at a time. Unlike ordinary gins, Hendrick’s is distilled in Scotland and is made with infusions of cucumber and rose petals, producing a wonderfully refreshing gin with a delightfully floral aroma.
Price: from R149
While it’s one of the most common gins around SA, it doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s one of the best and revered worldwide. The classic taste of Gordon’s Gin is derived from its triple distillation process as well as from the strength of the juniper berry. The recipe also includes coriander seeds, liquorice, orris root, orange peel, lemon peel and angelic root which ties all the 120 botanicals used together to form a long, complex taste.
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