Inverroche Distillery, R305, Stilbaai Dunes, Hessequa Ward 1, Hessequa Local Municipality, Garden Route District Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
Gin o’clock? How about we see you your normal gin and tonic cocktail and raise you an opportunity to create your own unique bottle of gin?
Yes really! At the Inverroche Gin School in Mossel Bay you can not only learn about the distilling process, but also learn how to layer complex flavours to create your own special bottle.
What to know
The Inverroche Gin School is based at Café Gannet, an award-winning seafood restaurant in Mossel Bay on the Garden Route. The school offers two experiences: the learning experience, in which you will create your own bottle of gin, and a pairing where you can taste a selection of gins matched with canapés from the restaurant. Both experiences are guided by a host and take place from Monday to Saturday.
If you select the gin school experience, you will be welcomed with a cocktail, be guided through the distilling process and, while your gin distills, enjoy a tasting. You will not only learn (and make) your own gin, but also weigh and measure your own botanical combinations with which to infuse your gin. Don’t forget to give your new gin brand a fabulous name!
The pairing sees proudly South African bites served with a selection of gin flavours. If you’re worried about your palate not being able to pick up on the subtle flavours of the gins, don’t worry. This experience is also guided by a host.
Inverroche is a distillery based near the holiday town of Stilbaai on the Cape south coast. Famous for creating its craft gin infused with fynbos botanicals, its products are a true celebration of the region. If you find yourself in the area, you can also take part in a gin school held on location on the last Saturday of the month.
Learn more about the Inverroche Gin Sensorium here.