Our Gins

Great Karoo Spirit’s Bossieveld Craft Gin is made from 3 things:

  1. Grain based, cold distilled vodka.
  2. Juniper berries
  3. Karoo bossies

Okay, okay, we hear you. All proper gins need the first two - we know. The cold distillation process makes a base vodka that is superior in taste and super smooth in delivery – no contest. Zazdarovje, comrade. Redistilling the base vodka with juniper berries is what makes it a gin after all – dat weet je ook. Up to there, even with us being totally fusspot perfectionist about the quality of the ingredients and purity of the process, it’s just a good gin.

Number three is our coup de grâce, of course. Louise’s intimate knowledge of fragrant Karoo bossies results in a botanical infusion of completely unique bouquets and flavours. Distilling Louise’s furtive blends of bossies (making that Yankee colonel’s secret blend seem, well, chicken hearted) into the gin creates a kaleidoscope of aromas and tastes so complex that it cannot be described easily. Even connoisseurs have trouble with this. Every person experiencing a few drops of Bossieveld Craft Gin will instantly be teleported to his or her most vivid Karoo memory. It’s crafted with a lot of heart, from the heart of the Great Karoo.

Hand harvested by local people across various regions of the Great Karoo, the essence extracted from the bossies vary immensely – as the regional names that varies over every set of mountains, the soil, seasonal rainfall, elevation all influence every bossie, every year.

Bossieveld Craft Gin is invigorating and free-spirited, just like the people and the land it hails from. It is nostalgic and wistful – like the people and the land it hails from. To some it is crushing a bossie barefoot after an early morning rain, to some it’s looking up at the crystal clear Milky Way on a summer’s night. We can’t explain it either. You just have to live it. Great Karoo Spirit’s Bossieveld Craft Gin is made from 4 things, actually:

  1. Grain based, cold distilled vodka.
  2. Juniper berries
  3. Karoo bossies
  4. A whole lot of heart
 

Mystique

aka Vlakhaas


Mystique is fresh. For Louise, Mystique calls up early mornings with hot Koffiehuis coffee and aniseed rusks. She says it is a family of sparrows chattering in the bluegum tree with the sun just starting to peek over the Bobbejaanberg.


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INSPIRATION

aka Rooijakkals


Inspiration is sultry. Louise says to her Inspiration reminds her of warm summer evenings under the stars. And of a soft breeze through the bluegum trees and candle-light calling from inside open windows. It is also the fragrance of late afternoons after a long, hot day and sunset colours when the deep indigo melts into warm red and orange.


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