The Gin and Tonic world is one where possibilities are endless. There’s a flavour combination for every palate and mix-up for every occasion. Now, there’s a new gin on the block — and its so much more than just a delicious sip. Cape Town Black Rhino Gin is not only distilled and bottled locally, but pays tribute to South Africa’s endangered rhino’s and supports conservation efforts…cheers to that!
If Africa had a flavour, this would be it. Cape Town Black Rhino Gin boasts a blackcurrant-like, herbaceous flavour with a slightly sweet after taste. It’s appropriately flavoured with renosterbos (rhino bush) and buchu, which is indigenous to the Western Cape habitat where the black rhino used to roam 270 years ago.
You eat [drink] with your eyes and from the bottle to your glass, this is a liquor is visually stunning. Its olive green colour and citrus, pepper and liquorice notes are sure to make a stunning cocktail.
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In keeping with the flavours of the Earth, pair your gin with Sanpellegrino’s Tonica Oakwood for truly delectable experience. This is a dry, intense tonic water with specially selected oak extract, promising a unique flavour characterised by pleasant bitter first-hand notes. Its profile is elegant, and thanks to its fine and persistent bubbles, won’t cover up the flavour of a cocktail.
Taking home a bottle of this exquisite Black Rhino Gin means that you’ll be helping The Boucher Legacy (@theboucherlegacy) in their efforts to place our rhinos in safe hands. According to their website, three rhinos are poached every day in South Africa and these creatures are sadly heading towards extinction.
Headed up by former South African cricketer Mark Boucher, The Boucher Legacy was founded in 2012 when he retired from international cricket and turned his passion and commitment to wildlife conservation. The core focus of this legacy is: Prosecution, Conservation and Education.
A portion of every purchase will go to supporting the rhino conservation efforts. Order your bottle from Takealot or visit capetowngincompany.co.za to book a tasting.
This edition to the Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company celebrates the vibrant diversity and inspiring creative energy of the Mother City, and forms part of the award-winning range of Cape Town Classic Dry Gin, Cape Town The Pink Lady Gin and the Cape Town Rooibos Red Gin.
Pictures: Cape Town Black Rhino Gin / Sanpellegrino’s Tonica Oakwood