Do you love gin? Be a member of SA's first ever gin club
Did you know that there are currently 75 local gin brands being produced by 50 local gin distillers across South Africa? Many of which are female wonder women perfecting their craft in the ever-evolving drinks industry.
according to The Guardian, British drinkers have been quaffing gin in record amounts during 2016, buying 40 million bottles in a spending spree that outstripped sales growth in beer and sparkling wine, and we’re pretty sure SA drinkers are not too far behind, which means it didn’t come as a surprise when we learnt that Jean Buckham has created something new and fun for all you gin lovers out there – please meet, The Gin Box.
“Gin has long been enjoyed in South Africa and, for decades, we have been drinking many imported British gins, because, up until recently, we had never really ‘South Africanized’ it. In addition, it had always been drunk with a simple tonic, but it could be adapted and made more original by adding hints of flavour, garnishes like pomegranates or rosemary, through to even changing the colour of the gin,” says Jean.
So what does The Gin Box entail?
You can sign up for a gin box and receive it monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or on an ad hoc basis. Inside you’ll get a small batch craft gin with unique tonics that accompany the gin and hand-picked gourmet food items that complement the ‘taste journey’ of the month. No two months will be the same.
You can find out more about pricing on The Gin Box website.
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