I think it’s safe to say that South Africa has officially caught a serious case of Gin Fever! With over 75 gins being produced locally, the recent launch of The Gin Box, SA’s first craft gin club, comes as no surprise to most. Gin lovers can now enjoy the multitude of locally produced, craft gins and tonics, delivered directly to their door every month thanks to the Gin Box. With a massively diverse flora that provides botanical ingredients unlike anywhere else in the world, it’s no wonder these locally produced Craft Gins are truly one of a kind.
After tasting quite a few of the local gins at the Gin Box launch in Johannesburg recently, it’s safe to say that the Gin industry in South Africa is well on it’s way to making a massive mark on the international Gin scene. Out of the 75 local craft gins you are bound to find powerful flavours that blend deliciously with garnishes like pomegranates and rosemary, while some even change colour. To get your hands on some of these amazing gins, why not join the affordable Gin Box today.
Here is how it works:
Once you sign up to The Gin Box as a member you will receive on a monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or ad hoc basis (gifts, for example) a magnificent box showcasing a small batch craft gin with unique tonics that accompany the gin and hand-picked gourmet food items that complement the taste journey of the month. The best part is no two months will ever be the same.
The Gin Box is about indulging South Africans to the multitude of local gin brands, their unique stories and how best to enjoy them. After all, if you’re going to offer a drink like gin, there’s only one way to do it with real flair and finesse.
If you guys have tried any locally produced craft gins, let me know in the comments below which are your favourite. So far I am loving Ginifer, Musgrave (they also have cool packaging) and the new kid on the block Blossom & Hops! What a lovely launch of a wonderful initiative and what a beautiful choice of venue too, the Beechwood Gardens are absolutely stunning! I seriously can’t wait to get my hands on my first Gin Box!