ClemenGold, South Africa’s premium mandarin, is a wonderfully sweet and aromatic (and easy to peel & virtually seedless) soft citrus fruit that is sun-ripened and handpicked by selected mandarin growers from across the world. In South Africa, where ClemenGold Gin originates, it is grown in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, the Southern and Western Cape.
The passion surrounding SA’s leading branded mandarin has led to the development of various products over the past few years. Distilling a gin from this flavoursome citrus has been a dream of CEO Abraham van Rooyen and when he met Cobus Joubert (of the well-known Barrydale wine family) the dream came into fruition.
The essence of sunshine that the fruit imparts to this cosmopolitan gin is headily aromatic and upon raising your glass of gin for the first sip, a perfume of citrus draws you in.
Eight botanicals – with sundried ClemenGold peels taking the flavour lead – are used when distilling this handcrafted gin. ClemenGold and orange peel, cinnamon, ground almond, juniper berries, angelica and orris root, and coriander are macerated and vapour-infused to bring gin aficionados this smooth Classic Cape Dry style gin with subtle hints of citrus.
Hope on Hopkins Distillery, in the heart of the Mother City, creates ClemenGold Gin using the age-old process of small-batch distillation with their two faithful stills, Mildred and Maude. Leigh and Lucy are true gin guru’s and we trust them with our brand and the consistency of our product.
Origin Hope on Hopkins Distillery – Salt River, Cape Town, South Africa
Style Cape Dry Style
Nose Hints of ClemenGold citrus complementing rosemary and juniper.
Beautiful depth of flavour.
Taste Citrus with juniper burst and vanilla on the finish. Smooth, yet complex.
Mixer Excellent for a gin and tonic, smooth enough for a martini. Serve with a twist of ClemenGold/mandarin and a sprig of thyme.
MR LEE FRASER