Whether you are an avid gin lover, a novice or even a virGIN – this premium gin tasting experience is for you.
Situated in the iconic V&A Waterfront, surrounded by Table Mountain and the deep blue waters of Table Bay, lies the perfect spot to experience the best Cape Town has to offer… craft gin! The Cape Town Gin & Spirits Emporium not only celebrates premium gin, but also the vibrant history and creative energy that is Cape Town.
At the Cape Town Gin & Spirits Emporium, you’ll be able to sample their award-winning range: the Cape Town Classic Dry Gin, the Cape Town The Pink Lady Gin (a tribute to the OG Pink Lady, the Mount Nelson), the Cape Town Rooibos Red Gin and the newest member of their family, The Black Rhino. For those not in the know, this premium Cape Town gin brand was established in 2015, distilling and bottling each varietal locally. As a distinctly South African brand, each gin honours a uniquely local flavour that reflects the essence and biodiversity of the region.
This gin tasting experience will lead you on a sensory journey through each gin, offering insights into how it’s made, fascinating anecdotes and, the most important part, how best to enjoy them! The tasting includes Indian tonic water and garnishes for each gin, so you won’t have any surprises when the bill comes. Though the tutored tastings take approximately 30 min, an hour is booked for each tasting group allowing plenty of time to chat and enjoy. Which you’ll need as you simply can’t leave without enjoying at least one of their delicious signature G&Ts or gin cocktails.
“I have a passion for stories and, to me, that is what it’s all about – the story behind the product and the people that drink it”, says the Gin & Spirits Emporium tastings manager and Brand Ambassador for Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company, Jacorine van der Westhuizen. “I love making people feel at home and special and that is what I try to bring to my gin tastings.”
Who can say no to all of that? To book your tasting, all you need to do is head to their website, select your time, the size of your group and voila your truly Capetonian experience awaits.
- The Gin room offers bookings for parties with a minimum of 6 guests per time slot.
- The Showroom offers bookings for groups smaller than 4 people per time slot. Gin tastings are R60 per person.
*No Under 18’s*
To keep the tasting experience fresh and exciting, new cocktails are presented from time to time. Cape Town Gin & Spirits Emporium channels the beautiful tastes of Cape Town.