This month of love, I bring you five of my top favourite romantic Gins to swoon over. Spoil yourself or a loved one this Valentines day with my dreamy list of great Gin spoils!
Incendo Magalis Lavender Gin
The Magalies Lavender Gin is made from 17 different botanicals. It starts out with hand harvested and peeled limes and lemons from the Magalies Valley. To balance the citrus flavours they add rose geranium grown in their own gardens. And Lastly add fresh, locally grown lavender flowers. The process they use to distill the lavender into their gin leads to a soft floral tone, instead of harsh perfumey notes, contributing to the flavour of this unique Magaliesberg Gin.
Delicious with bitter lemon or Indian tonic garnished with blueberries, lime and elder flowers.
This gin is produced in small batches of around 100 bottles at a time, with hand harvested botanicals. It is bottled and labeled by hand. No automation, only pure passion and care that goes into every Incendo Distillery product.
R350.00 (Buy here)
Black Rose Gin
Hidden in the mountains of the Cape just 60 kilometres outside of Cape Town, Black Rose Gin is beautifully crafted in a copper pot for enhanced flavour enrichment. Black Rose is produced using only the finest botanicals and natural ingredients.
Every sip of Black Rose has a uniquely refreshing burst of pomegranate flavour, followed by a subtle citrus taste to compliment the fresh taste of juniper.
Black Rose Blush owes its distinct and unique flavour to the perfect combination of 5 botanicals; carefully combined to give a sweet lasting taste on the palate.
Using only natural ingredients, this small batch gin is copper distilled for an extra smooth, taste experience.
Once their gin is distilled, its infused with pomegranate to give it a sweeter sensation. It’s this pomegranate infusion that also gives Black Rose Blush its unique pink colour.
R 289 (buy on Takealot)
Silver Creek Craft Distillery - Prohibition Blue Gin
As with the distillery's already-famous range of fine Moonshines, the Prohibition Gins are handmade, distilled to a fine spirit from carefully selected grains. Prohibition Craft Gin is versatile, inspiring a range of cocktails. In glass, it shows a fresh, crisp burst of citrus with a base of juniper and a hint of cinnamon. Prohibition Pink Gin is the clear variation further infused with raspberries and blueberries, and a touch of hibiscus flowers and rose water.
The upfront Juniper and citrus notes are subtly supported by the intriguing presence of the Blue Pea flower which gives our Gin its striking blue colour. In traditional medicine, the Blue Pea flower (Clitoria Ternatea) is said to hold aphrodisiac and antioxidant powers, amongst other life enhancing properties!
Add a good tonic and see the blue turn to a delicious, sparkling pink colour.
Price: R 359 (Buy on Takealot)
Victoria Luxury Gin Classic Pink Gin
This beautifully blush Classic Pink Gin from Victoria derives its gorgeous colour from a fruity infusion of raspberries. It's an easy drinking gin with delicate notes of juniper berries, fresh citrus and nuances of rose petal.
Twelve signature African and traditional botanicals delicately augment Victoria Handcrafted Pink, bringing to life delicate notes of juniper berries, fresh citrus and nuances of rose petal. Smooth finish with a touch of sweetness
A fruity infusion of raspberry creates its striking pink appearance
This easy drinking pink gin is best served over crushed ice with tonic or lemonade and garnished with raspberries or strawberries
Victoria Luxury Gin — proudly independent and purposefully small. In 2017 the founder fell in love with the picturesque town of Prince Albert, also known as the gem of the Karoo. Inspired by the fascinating flora, serenity and charm a unique range of gin was created.
Price: R379.00 (Buy on Yuppiechef)
Victoria Luxury Gin Blue Gin
This eye-catching, handcrafted Blue Gin from Victoria derives its enchanting colour from a fruity infusion of blueberries. The botanicals used in the distillation bring to life delicate berry, grape and fig notes with hints of citrus.
Twelve signature African and traditional botanicals delicately augment Victoria Handcrafted Blue, bringing to life delicate berry, grape and fig notes with a hint of citrus
The all natural blueberry creates its striking blue appearance which keeps its colour when mixed with your favourite mixer
Subtle sweetness with a smooth finish on the palate
Victoria Blue is best served over crushed ice with tonic or lemonade and garnished with fresh Blueberries
Price: R399.00 (Buy on Yuppiechef)