PROTEA GIN, 500 ml, 46 % abv

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A unique Vacuum Distilled Gin, that is inspired by the rich Fynbos biodiversity of the Western Cape, defined by bright juniper, a soft nectar floral aroma, and complex citrus and spice finish.

Jan van Riebeeck established a supply station for the Dutch East India Company in the Cape, and because no sugarcane was grown in the Cape the Khoi-Khoi showed the Dutch how to harvest or milk the Suikerbossie Protea (known as Sugarbush) for its “honey nectar”. This nectar was then boiled into a syrup called “bossiestroop” that was used as a sweetener in food or drink and even used as a cough medicine or sugar alternative for diabetics.

When making our Protea Gin we harvest this nectar from individual Suikerbossie flowers by hand, squeezing the flower gently without damaging it. We also macerate the King Protea to provide an additional floral layer to this soft and syrup like Gin.