The beginnings of gin dates to the 17th century where the Dutch thought it wise to infuse alcohol with Juniper berries, for medicinal purposes of course!
The British troops then used this “medicine” to build some courage, which seem to have worked.
The mid 1700 saw officials attempting to knock gin on the proverbial head, but there was no keeping down of a good thing and riots resorted order and the ample consumption continued to grow.
At Durbanville Distillery there is a push to further refine the spirit that has seen civilization through troubling time over the last 300 years. The heritage of gin is retained whilst applying modern engineering innovation and unique distillation methods to produce a smooth, soft and fresh gin.
Using the purest botanical ingredients and a method of cold distillation to retain the essence and soul of the Juniper berries.
The gin is twice distilled with botanical infusion between distillations. No flavouring, colourant or sweeteners are added after final distillation. The result is a gin which can be enjoyed on-the-rocks or as the perfect accompaniment to your cocktail.
Ingredients: Grain Alcohol, Juniper, Lemon & Lime Zest, Coriander, Fennel, Cinnamon, Cloves and Aniseed.
Nose: Fresh aroma of citrus, juniper and spice.
Palate: Well-balanced soft spirit with clean citrus flavour in foreground. Floral flavours linger until the juniper and fennel rounds the spirit off.