Cape Town is known for its craft beers but the latest trend is crafted gin. The locally crafted gins carry the taste of Cape Town as they are infused with local fynbos. Take a look at the top gin distilleries you can try out while in Cape Town:

WOODSTOCK GIN CO

This distillery is nestled between Woodstock and Salt River. So if you are tired of the typical G&T, and willing to let your taste buds try something NEW, then get your shaker out and get ready to whip up a cocktail that you have never tasted before! They offer four different flavours  from the loose goose (gooseberry and rosemary), green inception ( fresh and slightly minty version), bitter winter cure (spicy, citrus cocktail that warms the taste buds and is ideal on a winter evening when you are feeling a bit adventurous) and summer kiss. Their tasting room is open from 9am to 6pm every weekday and from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays. For bookings: info@woodstockginco.co.za

Website: www.woodstockginco.co.za

HOPE ON HOPKINS

This distillery is based in Salt River and makes artisanal gin from a top secret recipe. Hope on Hopkins creates their gin from scratch and is one of the few in the world that uses barley as a gin base. The base is combined with botanicals such as juniper, angelica root, coriander, citrus, herbs from Franschhoek and fynbos from the Cederberg. You’re definitely in for a treat when tasting these carefully crafted gins! Please arrange to come in for a tasting on a Saturday afternoon between 12 pm and 5 pm, or book a Gin Experience at hello@hopeonhopkins.co.

Website: www.hopeonhopkins.co.za

INVERROCHE DISTILLERY 

The Inverroche distillery is a family business that specializes in the first hand-crafted gin made from Fynbos.   invested in its community and producing world class gins and spirits. The offer three different gin flavours with hints of floral perfume, sweet toffee apples with rooibos and elder-flower and chamomile aroma. Booking is required at distillery@inverroche.co.za

Website: www.inverroche.co.za

THE GIN BAR

The Gin Bar/Secret Gin Bar is a true gem nestled behind the Honest Chocolate Cafe. It is one of South Africa’s few authentic speakeasy bars and boasts a beautiful Mediterranean-style courtyard and has over 40 locally  crafted gins. For bookings: hello@theginbar.co.za

Website: www.theginbar.co.za/

 

WILDERER DISTILLERY

 Wilderer is South Africa’s first and most awarded craft distillery and host to two authentic German-Italian restaurants. This gin is infused with local spices found in Boland, the town of Paarl. The on-site distillery creates award-winning grappa, gin and eau de vie (schnaps) using German distilling equipment and a secret distillery process. On the way to the Wilderer Distillery, you walk through the gorgeous estate and would most probably be distracted by everything Spice Route has to offer. For bookings: pappagrappa@wilderer.co.za

Website: wilderer.co.za

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