South African Gins - Order online in the shop
The Clemengold Gin the Hope on Hopkins distillery or the Equinox 79 Wildcraft Gin from the Winery Môreson are among the classics from South Africa. The gins from South Africa delight gin lovers all over the world.
In our Online shop can be found in addition to a large selection of South African white wines and South African red wines also Gins from South Africa. The WineStore (www.the-winestore.com) enables very easy and reliable ordering of Gin from South Africa.
Gin - What exactly is gin?
The basic alcohol of Gin consists of classic cereals or potatoes. Therefore, it is similar to vodka in its way. In South Africa, grapes and other fruits are also used to make the alcohol. That's how it will be Equinox 79 Wildcraft Gin from the Winery Môreson for example off Chardonnay grapes made.
One Gin to produce, various berries, fruits and spices, also known as botanicals, are placed in the basic alcohol. This process is also described as a maceration process. Everyone Gin usually receives several botanicals. The Clemengold Gin the Hope on Hopkins distillery even contains 9 botanicals.
Gin - origins and history
Gin originates originates originally from the Netherlands, where schnapps was made from juniper berries as early as the 16th century. There is Gin among the locals as "Geneva" known. After the end of the Eighty Years' War, the soldiers of the British Army brought the liquor to England. There it was renamed "Gin" because of the difficult pronunciation.
Gin - smell and taste
Gin has similar to red wine, Rosé and White wine different flavors. These depend heavily on the botanicals used and range from fresh citrus notes as in the Clemengold Gin up to spicy flavors as with Equinox 79 Wildcraft Gin. Typical Gin Flavors also include lavender, cinnamon, flowers, oranges and lemons.
Gin from South Africa
The special thing about South Africans Gins is the strong variety of flavors. Due to the different basic alcohols and the numerous botanicals, there is a high level of diversity. Besides is Gin from South Africa is a figurehead for sustainability and environmental protection. South Africa started implementing transparent standards early on with the “Biodiversity & Wine Initiative”. The The focus here is on avoiding chemical pesticides and preserving plant species.