Spekboom Gin is produced using only the best grain neutral spirit, rectified using our copper catalysation process. The main botanical is the leaf of the Spekboom tree or in Xhosa, called iGwanitsha. It is known as the wonderplant and can remove 4.2 tonnes of CO2 per year, is edible and very high in Vitamin C.
Spekboom Gin is made in two parts combining 6 Botanicals in a carter head, with a technique called vapour infusion, to increase the fine delicate oral lavender and pine notes. Our second technique known as vacuum distillation combines fresh Cape lemon peel and Spekboom leaves under vacuum. This reduces the boiling point of alcohol resulting in fresher flavoured single botanical distillations. Both blends are mixed back together according to taste forming a smooth crystal clear 8 Botanical Gin.
Fresh hints of pine, eucalyptus and Coriander combine with oral lavender fragrances in a clear but complex nose.
Silky smooth with a burst of Juniper opens the middle pallet into hints of lemon citrus set against fresh green flavours.
Long and lingering a oral notes provided by the addition of lavender.