The award-winning Wilderer Distillery has launched a new gin that captures the essence of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Boasting an impressive bouquet of 27 botanicals, including buchu, honeybush, and wild dagga, it’s bound to be an exciting taste experience.
“The recipe was developed over the last 18 months, with the idea being that we wanted to create a gin of unique character, with a complex flavor profile and wide spectrum of aromas,” said Helmut Wilderer.
Helmut has been considered the father of craft distillation in South Africa since moving over from Germany with his custom-built copper pot still. He was the first in South Africa to obtain a private distilling license in 1995. Currently, Helmut produces 100 bottles of Wilderer Fynbos Gin per batch.
Opt to enjoy Wilderer Fynbos Gin neat if you’re a major gin fan, otherwise it’s particularly refreshing with a quality tonic water, or in a cocktail. Garnish with a mint leaf, as well as a naartjie or lemon peel to emphasise the gin’s unique flavour profile. This locally crafted gin is already garnering some impressive fans, one of whom is Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, who cooked with it at his recent book launch at Emperor’s Palace.
Wilderer Fynbos Gin comes in a very stylish white cardboard box with a minimal design aesthetic. At R350 retail, and R295 at the cellar, it makes for a gorgeous gift for the gin-lover in your life. Get your hands on Wilderer Fynbos Gin at the Wilderer Distillery at Spice Route in Paarl, or look out for it at select Makro and Pick n Pay stores. It’s also available at Norman Goodfellows. If you’re into online shopping, Yuppiechef is a good bet!
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Media release received: Hatch Communications, Wilderer Distillery, “NEWS RELEASE: Award-winning Wilderer Distillery launches their first Fynbos Gin”, 15 April 2016.
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