A gin with a real South African flavour - Renosterbos
Drink | 7 April 2017, 2:33pm
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Wixworth Gin - pic supplied
Wixworth has launched a gin with a real South African flavour it’s subtly infused with Renosterbos
Olivia Whale, Insights & Innovations Manager at The Really Great Brand Company, says: “An important step in crafting our gin, was finding a botanical or ingredient that would provide this local note, while also complementing the classic flavours. Our search led us to Renosterbos (Elytropappus rhinocerotis), an indigenous South African shrub found abundantly growing in the Renosterveld.”
She adds: “Renosterbos, when infused with the finest traditional botanicals, the delicate floral and sweet pine flavours, together with the subtle spicy notes of the Renosterbos adds complexity and deliciousness to this exquisite gin.”
It’s a crisp and dry gin defined by fresh juniper and subtle floral flavours with hints of spice and zesty citrus.
Recipe - A Classic Wix & Tonic
50ml Wixworth Gin
200ml Tonic Water
Garnish with a lime wheel
Method - Build all the ingredients in the glass over ice.
Serve in a tall glass or a large wine glass.
It’s suggested you rub the inside rim of the glass with the lime wheel before topping it up with the gin mix.