Elephant Gin

Inspired by Africa and 19th century explorers, Elephant Gin is a London Dry gin distilled in Germany using exotic botanicals that include African ingredients.

Elephant Gin
Elephant Gin

Elephant Gin is distilled in a copper pot using fourteen botanicals, juniper, cassia bark, sweet orange peel, ginger, lavender, elderflower, pimento berries, apple, pine needles along with rare African ingredients, Devil’s Claw, Buchu (similar to blackcurrant), Lion’s Tail, African Wormwood and Baobab. The botanicals are macerated together for 24 hours and once in the still, they are distilled using the “one-shot” method. Locally sourced spring water is added to cut down the spirit and maintain the purity.

In the glass, aromas of juniper are subtle along with some herbaceous and pine notes.  On the palate, the gin brings together floral, fruit and spice notes in a smooth spirit that does not give away its 45% ABV. This is a gin that works equally well in cocktails such a Martini as it does in a G&T or a Negroni.

The bottles are a keepsake and have been designed to resemble what explorers might have taken with them on their journeys. The triangular stamp and the map with the red dots add a touch of authenticity.

Elephant Gin is a spirit with a cause with 15% of its profits going towards the Big Life Foundation and Space For Elephants, which play an active part in African elephant conservation. Each bottle is named after past great elephants and tuskers that these foundations are helping to protect.

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Elephant Gin was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

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