Gin makers launch new Gin to help conserve rhinos

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Nov 5, 2021

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CAPE TOWN - One of South Africa’s premium gin brands, Cape Town Gin, has added a new addition to its stellar cast of gins which will allow gin enthusiasts a chance to give back to rhino conservation as well as being a delightful sip for summer.

The Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company brings rhino conservation to the fore with their latest offering, Cape Town Black Rhino Gin.

The Black Rhino gin, created to honour and celebrate the rhino, which also makes up South Africa's Big Five, is infused with renosterbos or rhino bush and buchu, giving it its unique olive-green colour. It also has citrus, pepper, and liquorice notes and can be enjoyed with peppercorns and a slice of lime.

Made in the classic style and infused with rhino bush and buchu, Cape Town Black Rhino Gin supports the ongoing fight to save the rhino by donating a portion of proceeds for every bottle sold to the Boucher Legacy.

The NPO has set out to protect not only the endangered rhino but also the pangolin and other dwindling species from extinction at the hands of humans with the hope of ending poaching for good across the country.

The Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company said the extinction of rhinos would be a tragedy.

“This is because the rhino is a keystone species. This means that they are the glue that holds a habitat together – if they should disappear, it would set off a chain of events that could drastically change that habitat or even eradicating it completely.”

“Through our Cape Town Black Rhino Gin, we hope to highlight the many roles the rhino provides,” adds Jaco.

With its olive-green colour, which it gets from the local botanicals, is slightly sweeter in taste is perfect for a new style gin and tonic, adds Jaco.

“Like the rhino, it truly captures what it is to be South African in every sip,” explains Jaco.

Together we can stop poaching and habitat loss, and save rhinos from extinction.

“We’ve always believed that to be a great enduring company, you need to give back,” says Jaco Boonzaaier, director of Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company.

“Our Cape Town the Pink Lady Gin supports the important work done by leading breast cancer community carer PinkDrive, and we work closely with Khoisan Gourmet, who empower local Khoi and San farming communities, to create our Rooibos Red Gin.”

Cape Times

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