Woodstock Gin Company
Normal Price: R50 | What you get: Free Gin Tasting
As we continue to push the boundaries of concocting new and exciting gin recipes, we welcome you to come and taste our gin and open your taste buds to what the gin world has to offer.
- Taste high-quality, handcrafted gin paired with recommended garnishes
- Explore a well-established micro-distillery
- Visit various stores in the up-and-coming, quirky suburb of Woodstock
We provide an all-round gin experience where customers are introduced to our micro-distillery, before diving into the sensory experience of tasting our gins. Let your taste and smell guide you through experiencing three of our bespoke gin varieties, before trying them paired with tonic and along with our own recommended garnishes. Food pairings, coffee and snacks are also on offer at additional cost.
The Woodstock Gin Company was established in 2014 by founder, Simon Von Witt. After a period of producing varieties of Italian liqueurs, a friend and well-informed source in the industry advised Von Witt about the endless possibilities of gin. Von Witt then began experimenting with different botanicals to produce a high-quality South African gin. His passion for the environment, knowledge of local fynbos and indigenous plant species – as well as assistance from his source – enabled him to gauge the correct ratios of botanicals and create Woodstock Gin Company’s most famous blend, Inception! His well-guarded, secret recipe of botanicals delivers the taste that is only found through the company’s passion to create an exceptional quality gin.
Advice for visitors
Tour the distillery with an open mind. Avoid ordering your “standard G&T”, and allow the seriously awesome mixologists to educate your palate with a few new and refreshing cocktails that mix perfectly with Woodstock gin. Make a day mission out of the outing and spend the afternoon exploring the quirky shops and antique stores that line the streets of Woodstock. A favourite amongst locals is the Old Biscuit Mill that boasts some of South Africa’s most talented, innovative designers, artists, photographers and connoisseurs of fine taste and décor.
Did you know
Gin is a juniper berry infused alcohol. It can be made from any pure alcoholic base; however, the Woodstock Gin Company chooses to distil both wine and beer for theirs. Their range of gins consists of three different varieties using pale ale beer or chenin blanc as the base. Both are double distilled and infused with fynbos, giving the gins a complex and remarkable flavour.
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Closed on Sunday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Booking essential for weekday tastings
+27 (0)21 821 8208
399 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town