Six Dogs Karoo is made from twelve select botanicals, distilled and bottled at Six Dogs Distillery. Its distinguishing botanicals are grown on their farm, which intersects three different bio-regions including the succulent Karoo. It is from here that they gather the Karoo thorn flower and wild lavender that makes Karoo gin unique. Bottled at 43%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: Juniper and wild lavender.
Palate: A fresh medley of citrus including limes, mandarins and farm-grown lemon buchu.
Finish: Lingering citrus notes.
Six Dogs distillery is on the Boschkloof Farm in the De Wet Valley, near Worcester, on the edge of the Karoo. Charles Bryant, his brother Glenn and their friend Luigi Marucchi got the idea to start making gin back in 2013. Using the shed normally used to house their six dogs and an old copper geyser converted into a still, the aim was to create something totally unique. Today they take inspiration from the surrounding wild plants, also growing their own botanicals whilst supporting neighbouring farmers who grow specific fruit for them.