A class to get the master gin-maker in you blossoming

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A class to get the master gin-maker in you blossoming

While you won’t leave an expert, the Indaba Gin School promises to inspire the distiller in you

Sanet Oberholzer

I’ve long considered myself a gin lover. That said, I — like so many people I know — have a newfound appreciation for the juniper-infused spirit after months of anguished separation.

What I did have as a measure of comfort during those long weeks of prohibition was a bottle of my own handcrafted gin: a lovely one loaded with pungent, spicy notes, without being overbearing. I called it “Crown Gin”, having distilled it for my crown birthday last year at the Indaba Gin School.

The class, which is again being held at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg, after operations ceased during lockdown, is supported by Inverroche gin. It’s a two-hour journey with one simple goal: distilling a bottle of gin using your own recipe of botanical combinations...

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