The Cape Dry Gin is a beautifully balanced, juniper-forward gin made in a classic dry gin style, but with additional botanicals grown and harvested in the Cape Peninsula. These mountain buchus add lovely herbal and floral aromas and flavours.
It is perfectly suited to a classic Gin and Tonic, but its versatility means that it excels in a range of cocktails from a traditional Gin Martini or Negroni, through to more adventurous gin drinks like the Gimlet, the Southside (gin mojito), or even a Gin Hot Toddy for cold winter evenings.
The gin has won many medals including most recently Gin of the Year award at the London Spirits competition in 2019, outscoring more than 300 gins from around the world.
Gin Style: Dry
Suited to: Classic gin cocktails, including G&T, Gin Martini, Southside, Gin Rickey, Gimlet etc. Also works well with fruit cocktails and good quality tonics and other mixers
Botanicals: The Cape Dry contains a carefully balanced blend of juniper, coriander, angelica root, honeybush, cardamom, lemon peel, and mountain buchus (Agathosma sp)
Medals and Awards:
- Gin of the Year award at the London Spirits competition in 2019, outscoring more than 300 gins from around the world.
- Gold at the London Spirits competition in 2019
- Double Gold medal at the Michelangelo International Wines and Spirits Awards in 2017
- Gold at the 2019 Sommelier Trophy awards
Aroma: Bright pine and lemon scents underscored by soft herbaceous fynbos and a surprising hint of sweet spice.
Palate: Displays across the full juniper spectrum with sweet candied citrus and floral herb complexity from the mountain buchu
Finish: Sweet honeybush and a hint of pine forest woodiness
Note: Deep South Gins are made only with natural botanicals, including selected roots which prolong the life of colours and aromas. Exposure to bright light heat or oxygen, especially once the bottle is opened, will lead naturally to bottle aging and fading of some of the aromas and flavours over time . Best consumed within 2 months of opening and 4 months of purchase.