African horned melon / Kiwano
This stunning fruit, that grows wild in the Bushveld, delivers wonderful fresh cucumber and lime early in the ripening cycle. As its colours change from speckled green to a distinctive swirling orange, vibrant but subtle flavours of green melon and kiwi emerge.
Smooth, fresh and clean, to this distinctive and complex cucumber gin. Clear notes of cucumber combine with an edge of kiwi. Clear juniper adds middle to high notes.
Floral depth is provided by Buddleja salvifolia the Bushveld's prolifically flowering 'Butterfly Bush', so-named because of the masses of butterflies it attracts in early summer.
Sclerocarya birrea / Marula / Maroela
Marula, the iconic fruit of Africa, has been enjoyed by man and elephants alike over the millennia. These majestic Bushveld trees produce an abundance of fruits in the African mid-summer months of January and February. The antics of elephants that have overindulged in fallen fermenting Marulas are legendary.
Marula has a hard-to-pin-down flavour that combines a clear tangy edge with a rich almost sweet citrus. The langorous scent of Marula is utterly distinctive and the gin delivers a luscious Marula bouquet that primes the palate for the soft tang that floods the mouth. Think passion fruit mingled with lime.
Clear Juniper creates the backbone, and floral depth is provided by Bushveld Wild Pear, Dombeya rontundifolia, flowers from Acacia caffra the Bushveld's delightful Sweet-thorn Acacia, and Buddleja salvifolia.
Combretum zeyheri Large pod Bushwillow
This member of the Bushwillow family produces beautiful winged seed pods, large enough to comfortably fill an adult's cupped hand. The pods rustle in the breeze making a sound reminiscent of waves brushing beach sand. They are a favourite of graceful spiral-horned kudu that gather beneath the trees in late summer to browse the seedpods for the nutty kernel hidden inside.
This is the most striking gin in our range. It is full-flavoured with unusual and seductive woody, earthy notes. The Bushwillow seed pods impart a robust, rich, nutty, warmth that envelopes the mouth. It is unlike any other gin - anywhere! The taste lingers on the side of the tongue inviting another sip.
Oncoba Spinosa The Snuffbox tree / Fried-Egg flower tree
This unique tree gets its name from its small dark fruit which used to be hollowed out to store snuff in.
The fruit has an intoxicatingly complex smell that includes notes of cacao, burnt caramel and dessert wine intertwined with warm almost fruity notes.
Quite unlike anything you have ever tasted, Flowstone Snuffbox Gin will be released in individually numbered batches of 1000 bottles at the start of each summer as the fruit mature.
Available as single bottles or, in a stylish gift box including a pack of dried orange slices. This is an absolute must for every gin lover and a truly special gift for anyone with a taste for the finer things in life.