Newly-weds Nic Janeke and Andri du Plessis are pushing the gin boundaries with their unique distilling techniques and use of plentiful South African botanicals.
During a sailing expedition to French Polynesia, we visited Distillerie de Taha'a, and discovered the wonderful rhum agricole distilled from endemic O'Tahiti sugar cane.
Today is World Gin Day! So cheers to all the gins I love (and there are many) and those I have still to meet!
Keith Barnes, owner, head distiller and chief storyteller runs Bainbridge Organic Distillery from amidst his antique whiskey bottle-laden office, surrounded by an eclectic collection of guitars, robots and kites.
Hope on Hopkins Distillery is located in a renovated warehouse in Salt River, Cape Town. Their innovative spirits are a reflection of their passions and love for their South African homeland.
Fynbos Distillery at Sir Robert Stanford Estate in Western Cape is an all-women run operation. Using creativity and innovation, they are producing outstanding grappa and mampoer and delightful fruit-based spirits.