THE WILD ROSE CRAFT RANGE
ORIGINATING FROM THE FIERY HEART
OF OUR TRADITIONAL COPPER POT STILL, CIRCA 1860.
DISTILLED FROM THE FINEST GRAIN SPIRIT.
Exclusively produced in small batches to capture the uniquely wild flavours discovered in the kaleidoscope of precious African botanicals.
Wild Rose Fynbos Gin is made using locally hand-harvested buchu, honey bush and confetti bush.
This Fynbos Gin evokes the essence of summer!
Crystal clear, deep and complex with upfront juniper notes and a fragrant aromatic bouquet with orange zest.
Enjoy with tonic over ice for a classic gin-and-tonic. Perfect for a martini by combining two parts gin with half part vermouth strained over ice cubes and poured into a martini glass. Add a dash of bitters and garnish with olives or lemon zest.
The rich history of spirit making in South Africa is strewn with all sizes of cape pot stills, wearing their glimmering copper dents with pride — reminding us from what ashes the artisan distiller rose to become part of the success it is today.
Stories of the private distiller's equipment being destroyed by the law men of the 1960's, seems like something far off and almost fable-ish. In truth, like a serpent swallowing its prey and turning it to dust, the private distiller was swallowed, outlawed and shunned away, stigmatized much like a crow. Only the distilling giants of the times prevailed.
A handful of forgotten stills survived these violent years, so did the private distiller's passion to distill beautiful artisan spirits. These men pioneered for distilling rights, the serpent was forced to make way for the black bird and slithered away.
When holding a bottle of Wild Rose Craft Gin or Vodka in hand, look at this image on the back — Perched on the top of the still, a curious Cape crow (Corvus Capensis, common name Black Crow), embodying the previously shunned private distiller, now given the freedom to distil award worthy craft spirits.
The crow clutching a rose - also the symbol for our master distiller, Quinn Roos (Rose) adding his own recognisable unique style to today's blossoming Craft Spirit Industry.
AND A ROSE.