South African gin Inverroche hits UK market

Robyn Black

Robyn Black

08 October 2020

Boutique Bar Brands will be distributing the gins from this month (October)

The trio of gins in the Inverroche range are being pitched as luxury gins all infused with fynbos – plants growing in The Cape Floral Kingdom, one of only six such biomes in the world.

‘It is these plants, known as fynbos, that we use to give our gins their unique character and flavour,’ explained Alex Farnell, Inverroche general manager sales and marketing.

‘We propagate, grow and harvest our own and also source fynbos from local farmers and organizations who already provide plant material to the broader industry for medicinal or culinary use. We work with several indigenous plant nurseries, to propagate plants for us which are then re-established in their natural environment and hand harvested. All our plantings are registered with and supervised by Cape Nature.’

The three gins currently in the range comprise:

Inverroche Classic Gin

Said to be ‘crisp and zesty’ the gin has green juniper and soft flowers notes and an ‘exotic and intriguing’ taste with citrus, rose petals and assertive florals delivering a crisp, dry and spicy finish. Serve over ice with tonic and a curl of grapefruit.

Inverroche Verdant Gin

Described as ‘soft and floral’, this gin is complex with a translucent golden-green hue. Delicate floral aromas reminiscent of elderflower and chamomile lead to a touch of spice, subtle juniper, zesty lemon rind and liquorice. Best enjoyed with tonic on ice and a twist of lime or lemon.

Amber Gin

A ‘rich and aromatic’ variant, the gin is amber in colour with aromas of sweet toffee apples, subtle spice and delicate floral notes all intertwined to deliver a dry, woody finish. Enjoy neat on the rocks or with tonic and a curl of tangerine to garnish.

The brand takes its name from the combination of the Scottish word “inver” meaning ‘a confluence of water’ and the French word “roche” meaning ‘rock or stone’.

43% abv. £41/700ml, Boutique Bar Brands, boutiquebarbrands.com

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