Six Dogs Pinotage Stained is the love child of Six Dogs gin and their neighbour’s highly prized block of pinotage grapes. Distilled in small batches through generous quantities of juniper and fresh citrus. It is then placed in tanks together with hand-picked pinotage grapes to allow the gin to extract the deep red essence of this truly South African cultivar. Bottled at 43%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: Cardamom, juniper and berries.
Palate: Black cherry and plums.
Finish: A lingering fruity finish.
Six Dogs distillery is on the Boschkloof Farm in the De Wet Valley, near Worcester, on the edge of the Karoo. Charles Bryant, along with 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.