South African wine and spirits producer KWV has launched a grape-based London dry gin distilled with rare Kalahari truffles.
Pure grape gin, double distilled in pot stills with the highest quality juniper berries and nine botanicals, including truly South African rooibos and heuningsbos, and infused with Kalahari truffles.
Cruxland gin is described as a “boutique” brand and also contains juniper berries, honey bush tea, coriander, rooibos, aniseed, cardamom, almonds, and lemon among its botanicals list.
“We wanted to create a special gin with botanicals typical to South Africa and knew we needed a special ingredient to complement the flavours of the other botanicals,” said master distiller Pieter de Bod.
“Kalahari truffles only grow in the Kalahari after the first rains so we had to wait for that to happen and then we got the volumes we needed.
“The Kalahari truffle forms a distinctive crack in the earth in the form of a cross when the truffle swells after the rain. Having said this, only the very experienced truffle hunter can spot where to start digging.”
Cruxland Gin is already making waves in the UK! It has been recommended by The Evening Standard online as
“One of the Best Gins in the World”
Gold World Spirits Award 2017