We love a good G&T, and our latest discovery Indlovu Gin, is too good not to share. This handcrafted, juniper led twice infused, distilled gin is made from elephant dung. It was made by Dr Les Ansley and Professor Paula Ansley on their family farm.
The husband and wife duo made the gin under the guidance of leading ‘Gin Master’, Roger Jorgenson. Translated from several African languages, ‘Indlovu’ means elephant. Whilst sipping on her G&T on safari in Kenya, watching a herd of elephants quietly grazing, Paula recalls the game ranger telling them about the elephants’ foraging habits. Although elephants graze constantly throughout the day only a small percentage of what they consume is actually digested. This led to Paula’s lightbulb moment of researching and eventually creating an elephant dung-based gin, together with her ‘partner in crime’, husband Les.
Indlovu Gin is crystal clear golden in color and has uniquely wooded, earthy flavours. It also has aromas of Juniper, citrus, grassy and an element of earthiness. On the palate are a blend of flavours such as Juniper, Angelica, citrus with earthy undertones and spice.
Indlovu retails at R615 per bottle and is available to purchase online via Yuppie Chef.