Six Dogs Karoo Gin
No one really knows where the Karoo begins and ends. We do know, however, that in the little valley of De Wet, nestled between the Breede River Valley and the Hex River Valley, the wild things grow! Using some of these wild plants of the Karoo in the Gin, with home grown botanicals and by supporting neighbouring farmers who grow specific fruit for the distillery. The distillery was built with a view of the mountains and the greater Karoo, looking up towards the kloof from where the purest mountain water is aquired – and creating the amzing flovour that is Six Dogs. In the evenings, you can just see the lights of Worcester behind you as you take in the beautiful view up the valley and wonder if the Karoo doesn’t actually begin right there at the Distillery.
“We want people to come to our Distillery and see things they have never seen before”.
The Botanicals, the Gin and the Tasting.
“We’ve created a unique and intricate Gin of twelve select botanicals, distilled and bottled by us at Six Dogs Distillery. Sip it and you will pick up the paired notes of Juniper and Wild Lavender that introduces the Karoo. What follows is a fresh medley of citrus including Limes, Clemengold and farm grown Lemon Buchu, all shouting to come out of the glass. Cassia, Chamomile and Angelica bind the heart of the Gin while the delicate flower of the Acacia Thorn adds a top note of soft sweetness. Six Dogs is best enjoyed as is, over ice and with a good tonic; alternatively served with a garnish”
*We enjoy Six Dogs Karoo Gin with just a simple twist of Lime rind or a Sprig of Lemon Buchu (must be the lemon one). Add the gin to large blocks of ice, add your favourite indian tonic – and then the garnish. Or get as creative as you want with whatever garnish is in season.”
Jenever Montain Fynbos Gin
Without a doubt, one of the most sophisticated gin’s on the market in South Africa, and one that can easily rival any international gin!
Jenever’s interesting back ground, dates back to the traditional Dutch
word for juniper and the name used for the gins first brought the Cape over 300 years go. Montane is the name for fynbos that thrives at high altitudes, which grow on Table Mountain
By using a combination of Table Mountain and indigenous Western Cape Fynbos along with traditional gin botanicals; a gin has been crafted with a signature floral / rose-geranium flavour that is distinctive in nature and in style to Cape Town and the Western Cape.
Such a magical gin that you need only a pure Indian or lite tonic as your mix, but you can go absolutely wild with your garnish. – lime, lemon, strawberry, or even grapefruit – but for this particular; lover, just straight on ice!
Hope on Hopkins Gin
Now as a rule, I don’t like to argue with lawyers; but when they (Lucy Beard and Leigh Lisk) decided to start distilling gin instead – my inclination is to argue less.
What was created was a handcrafted spirit packed full of new flavours and an interesting range of botanicals, made by using the age old process of batch distillation with their two faithful stills.
Their dedication to their craft and respectful handling of carefully sourced quality ingredients culminates in their three Hope on Hopkins Gins: the classic “grain to glass” London Dry Gin, the South African inspired Salt River Gin and the more experimental, savory Mediterranean Gin.
A seriously good selection should you be interested in hosting a gin tasting evening.
Our recommended servings are as follows: