Pangolin Gin – a toast to conservation

Pangolin – known to me as an ietermagô from my childhood – is the world’s most trafficked animal, primarily to Asian countries. Its meat is a delicacy enjoyed by status-seeking individuals, while the scales are eaten for medicinal purposes, and carried in your pocket, the tongue should bring you good luck.

New Harbour Distillery launches Pangolin Gin

Cape Town’s New Harbour Distellery has joined forces with conservation non-profit Pangolin.Africa to create a limited-edition craft gin to increase awareness, protection and conservation of the species in Africa.

Pangolin Gin is distilled using a blend of nine traditional botanicals resulting in a wonderfully pungent aroma and zesty, spicy London Dry pouring gin.

Limited production run

The first batch of Pangolin Gin will have a limited run of just 400 individually numbered bottles, sold on pre-order, with payment due only once the distillery goes into production. All profits go towards the conservation of pangolins.

At R595 for a 750ml bottle (including nationwide delivery through Pargo) and with expected delivery in early December, Pangolin Gin is exactly what you should gift the craft gin connoisseur in your life. Like me.

Tasting notes

Pangolin Gin is a vapour distilled gin infused with nine botanicals:

  • Juniper berries
  • Coriander
  • Angelica root
  • Liquorice root
  • Cassia bark
  • Nutmeg
  • Grains of paradise
  • Baobab fruit
  • Sweet orange peel

To reserve your bottle(s) visit www.pangolin.africa/pangolin-gin. I’m happy to provide my delivery address to anyone who’s keen to send me a bottle to add to my fine collection of gins while contributing to conservation. Just leave a message below 😉

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