There’s no doubt that Cape Town isn’t lacking in the wine route department but if you’re more of a gin-kinda-gal, you’re about to be happier than a squirrel on a trampoline because Cape Town finally has its very own gin route! Bringing you only the finest local gins, the all-new Cape Town Gin Route has just officially launched and promises to offer gin lovers an interactive full-day tour with tastings galore.

Kicking off at the Pepper Club Hotel and Spa, the route offers six stops where locals and tourists alike can sample some of Cape Town’s very best local gins. The tour includes the likes of Hope on Hopkins, Musgrave Gin, Woodstock Gin Company, New Harbour Distillery, Pienaar & Son and finally, the Cape Town Gin Company.

 

Cape Town gin route map

But this isn’t just any old boring gin tasting, the route promises to offer a true gin experience! Along the way you’ll enjoy 20 different kinds of infusions of gin and you’ll even get the chance to make your own gin! Here are some highlights you can look forward to on the tour:

Hope on Hopkins

hope on hopkins
This craft distillery boasts its skill in making gins entirely from scratch by using only the highest quality barley as a base. Try the Mediterranean Gin infused with olives, rosemary, basil, thyme and cardamom, with hints of juniper and fresh citrus.

Click here to discover more about Hope on Hopkins and their unique infusions.

Musgrave Gin

musgrave gin
Inspired by the African spirit of adventure and courage, Musgrave Gin is highly recognised for its beautiful notes of cardamom, African ginger and Grains of Paradise. A true local delight!

Visit the Musgrave Gin website for more information about the proudly South African brand.

Woodstock Gin Company

woodstock gin route
Next up on the route is Woodstock Gin Company, famed for its traditionally South African fynbos-infused gin. Try their unique High Tea Gin – refreshing with lingering notes of rooibos and honey bush. Woodstock Gin Co. also stocks a pre-mixed bottle of G&T – talk about convenience!

Check out the Woodstock Gin website here.

New Harbour Distillery

new harbour distillery
This experimental micro distillery produces small batches of gin combining botany, science and alchemy to create a smooth gin inspired by nature. New Harbour Distillery’s rooibos-infused gin tastes like an African sunset… Pick up a bottle for Friday-afternoon sundowners!

Visit the New Harbour Distillery website here for more information about this unique distillery.

Pienaar & Son

pienaar & son
The second-to-last stop is father and son owned distillery, Pienaar & Son. This distillery keeps it fresh by always finding new ways to create and introduce people to high quality spirits. Try their Eastern-inspired gin, The Orient, for a taste of the spices that have influenced Cape culture and cuisine over the years. Also check out their Drought Edition gins that are made using less water to help with Cape Town’s current water crisis!

For more information visit Pienaar & Son at website.

Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company

cape town gin
Last but not least, the final stop on the Gin Route is Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company. Representing the vibrancy and diversity of the Mother City, this distillery also celebrates the biodiversity of the Cape by using local botanicals. Their recently launched Pink Lady gin is pale pink in colour (so cool!) and infused with hibiscus flowers, rose petals and rosewater for a floral delight!

For more information visit the Cape Town Gin Company website.

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