Pienaar & Son Empire – Fresh Citrus & Cucumber Gin Alc80%


In the production process, Gin comes off the still at a strength of around 80% alc. Usually we would add approximately 200L of water per batch, to dilute this gin to a drinking strength of 43% alc. At Pienaar & Son, we decided to skip this step for our Drought Edition Gin which is bottled at 80% alc.

Made from South African maize and infused with botanicals that have been carefully selected to pay homage to those who first brought gin to the shores of Cape Town. This beautifully balanced, dry English-style gin is positively brimming with flavour. From the fresh hints of citrus to the comforting earthy, pine notes of Juniper and Angelica, it is the refreshing signature cucumber that makes this gin a deliciously fruity, yet complex experience.

Pienaar & Son is a small craft distillery in the center of the Cape Town City Bowl. Although we more than appreciate traditional methods and the history of distillation, the notion that ‘older is better’ could not be further from our opinionated truth. Our “Master Distiller” is still in his 20s, all our equipment is newly, hand built, locally and our processes are based off cutting edge nerdy engineering principles developed by the chemical engineering brains behind the operation. A father with more than 40 years of distilling technology experience and his stubborn son, hand crafting spirits with science and art. We believe in starting traditions, not following them.

Region: South African

Nose: A refreshing nose with hints of earthiness and pine.

Palate: A complex palate of Juniper, Angelica and cucumber, with hints of citrus.

Finish: Cucumber and Juniper.

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