The Cape Town Gin Tour
A full day, immersive gin experience will see locals and visitors delve into the world of local artisan gins, spending the day learning, tasting and making their own spirit.
Following the overwhelming interest in the Cape Town Gin Route, which was launched last month, the Pepperclub Hotel & Spa is proud to introduce the Cape Town Gin Tour. This full day, immersive gin experience will see locals and visitors delve into the world of local artisan gins, spending the day learning, tasting and making their own spirit. A premium gin journey, this carefully curated tour will take you through the distilling process, explain the role of botanicals and of course, give you the opportunity to sip and sample the incredible gins Cape Town has to offer.
Starting and ending at the Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, gin lovers will begin their day at 10h00, learning about the fundamentals of this popular spirit at New Harbour Distillery, before trying their hand at making their own, bespoke bottle of gin, which will serve as a personal reminder of the day. After a short stop to refuel with lunch, the tour then heads to Hope on Hopkins Distillery, followed by visits to the Woodstock Gin Company, Pienaar & Son Distilling Company in the city centre, and finally, the Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company, before returning to the hotel at approximately 17h15.
When: Every Tuesday, Thursday and the first and third Saturday of each month
Where: Starting and ending at the Pepperclub Hotel & Spa in Loop Street in Cape Town
Times: Leaving the hotel at 09h30 and returning at approximately 17h15
What is included: A hands-on gin workshop where you’ll learn about the history of the spirit, discover botanicals and make your own bottle of gin, a tour booklet for tasting notes, tastings at five distilleries – including one gin and snack pairing, luxury transport for the day, secure parking for your vehicle. All extras for guests’ own account.
The cost: R1 490 per person
The fine print: Minimum of four people required for a tour to proceed, maximum of eight people can be accommodated. Bookings need to be made at least 48 hours in advance. Only available to visitors over the age of 18.
MAKE YOUR OWN GIN
Learn about the history of gin, the role of botanicals and the science behind the spirit – and make your own, unique bottle to take home with you.
NEW HARBOUR DISTILLERY
Taste two of the flagship gins from this experimental micro distillery, New Harbour’s Rooibos and Spekboom gins.
HOPE ON HOPKINS DISTILLERY
Hope on Hopkins is one of the few distilleries using barley as the base for their spirit. You’ll be able to taste three of their unique gins made from this method.
WOODSTOCK GIN COMPANY
Experience four of the Woodstock Gin Company’s gins – including their wine based gin, and cask-aged gin – each made into a cocktail and paired with a food item.
PIENAAR & SON
A small craft distillery in the heart of the city, you’ll get up close and personal with the fermenting and distilling process, and taste their award-winning gins – and a sneaky vodka.
CAPE TOWN GIN & SPIRITS COMPANY
Distilled and bottled locally, their gins celebrate the vibrant diversity of Cape Town. You’ll taste their three gins, including their celebrated Pink Lady.