distillery road gin

Distillery Road Gin Giveaway

This mama loves her gin and with summer kicking it up a notch, there’s nothing better than an ice-cold G&T. A gin launched by Autograph Distillery, Distillery Road Gin draws inspiration from the history of the site which the brand makes its premium and award-winning spirit, 13 Distillery Road in Stellenbosch.

Like the other gins in the Autograph range, Distillery Road’s story is unpacked in a highly captivating manner on its label, brilliantly designed to capture the history of an area which transported me back to life in the Cape.

It’s a tale that goes like this…. 

A scene reminiscent of mid 19th Century South Africa, as an imposing steam train pulls into Bosman’s Siding (the former name for Bosman’s Crossing on Distillery Road) bootleggers roll and load barrels onto the vessel in the shadows of night, ready for sale. This visualization plays on many fascinating elements in SA’s liquor history. The name Distillery Road owes its heritage to Daniel Bosman, for it is he – albeit a brandy distiller – who was one of the first referenced career-distillers written about in Stellenbosch history books. Next, enter the bootleggers; their role in our illicit past was a call-to-arms against hefty taxes.

This meant men working at night in a cloak of darkness to stealthily load trains as quickly as possible. As the bootleggers work, two parrots seem to have taken advantage of the train’s forbidden fruit. Another reference to the place Autograph’s delicious new gin takes its name from. Located beneath the Papegaaiberg, Distillery Road’s backdrop was home to an old military tradition. Soldiers would place ceramic parrots on poles and use them as target practice and the Papegaaiberg. This became a means to stop any bullets from going astray. The parrots are also testament to the gin still itself.

Experience the Journey with Distillery Road Gin

Drinking Distillery Road Gin is like embarking on a journey. This is what I’ve come to expect from every sip of Distillery Road.

Tasting Notes

A modern gin for the contemporary gin drinker, Distillery Road, is a wonderful blend of old and new. This spirit leads with top notes of lime and coriander on the nose. Then follows on the palate with distinct warmth melding with ginger to create a warm rounded mouthfeel.  The mid-palate lingers with the warmth of black pepper allowing the more subtle notes to sink into your palate.  These more delicate notes have perfumed strains of fynbos such as Confetti Bush and Lemon Pelargonium.  Finally this gentle spicy gin rounds off with the root base of Angelica which carries it through to the finish.

The Perfect Serve

  • 50mls Distillery Road Gin,
  • 200mls Indian Tonic
  • Garnish with lemon wheel & freshly sliced ginger 
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Image obtained from Beastly Eats

Giveway

One lucky reader will win an awesome Distillery Gin hamper as well as gorgeous Gin Tags from Tora Grace worth R1000. Enter on both Instagram and Facebook to increase your chances. T’s & C’s apply.

Good luck to everyone entering my first giveaway for the year.

24 Comments

  1. Great, looking forward to trying it out

    1. Author

      Fingers crossed

  2. This is absolutely fantastic! Love your blog! So relatable! You go girl! You are an inspiration to us all!

    1. Author

      Thank you Ishvani

  3. Love your blog! Fingers crossed!!

  4. Great giveaway! My family loves gin!

  5. Absolutely loving your blog. Rooting high for you

  6. Looking forward to trying out this. Love the packaging and those Tora Grace tags are stunning.

  7. I love gin and haven’t tried this one yet, great post.

  8. Distillery Road Gin is so good 😍

  9. Ohh need to try this 1… especially for these hot summer days!!

  10. Sounds amazing. We love Gin & it keeps the mozzies away. Also helps with inflammation😉

  11. Fantastic giveaway. Amazing blog you have, enjoying your fitness journey, keep it u0

  12. Gotta love me a good Gin on these hectic Summer Mondays 😊

  13. Stumbled on your page this morning and have to admit I love the content but have to admit I do love me some gin too. 🍹

  14. This is a GINtastic giveaway….
    I Actually had a glass over Christmas at relatives and it was absolutely delicious.
    Would LOVE love love to win my own bottle.
    Its honestly one of the best Craft Gins I have tasted and I’m a GINlover.
    Fingers Crossed.

  15. Wow!!! What a Giveaway. Nothing beats an ice cold G&T in this Durban heat the last week.

  16. Lovely giveaway. Crossing fingers to win.

  17. Already have a space in my cupboard for this :p

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