The Six Dogs Collection
In our little valley of De Wet, nestled between the Breede River Valley and the Hex River Valley, the wild things grow!
Six Dogs Karoo Gin
Six Dogs Karoo is a delicate and balanced Gin of twelve select botanicals. Its distinguishing botanicals are grown on our farm, which intersects three different bioregions including the succulent Karoo. Sip it and you will pick up paired notes of juniper and wild lavender that introduce the Karoo. What follows is a fresh medley of citrus including limes, mandarins and farm grown lemon buchu. Cassia, chamomile and angelica bind the heart of the Gin while the delicate flower of the acacia thorn adds a top note of soft sweetness. Six Dogs Karoo is best enjoyed as is, over ice and with a good tonic. It needs no garnish!
Six Dogs Blue Gin
Six Dogs Blue derives its name from the blue pea flower (Clitoria Ternatea), an antioxidant and aphrodisiac in traditional medicine. As chance would have it, ‘Blue’ is also the name of the smallest dog in our pack of six. The infusion of blue pea gives the Gin its striking yet completely natural colour. The alchemy of this unusual botanical is further revealed when the Gin is mixed with a good tonic, changing its colour to light pink. Not for the timid, Blue is a Gin to inspire the novel you never got around to writing, to bring out a little sinner and singer in you and to raise in a toast at the end of a hard-fought battle.
Six Dogs Pinotage Stained Gin
Six Dogs Pinotage Stained is the love child of Six Dogs Gin and our neighbour’s highly prized block of pinotage grapes. We distil this Gin in small batches through generous quantities of juniper and fresh citrus. The grapes are handpicked, raced up the road to the Distillery, de-stalked and placed into tanks to macerate. Here the Gin gets its colour and taste profile from the deep red essence of this truly South African cultivar. Some love it neat over ice while others dilute with a splash of good tonic to create a fusion of terroir, cultivar and the finest Gin we could make. You could say this Gin is an alchemy between neighbours, friends, nature, and of course, six faithful dogs.
Six Dogs XO Brandy
XO Brandy is a collaboration between Six Dogs and the finest brandy distillers in the country. We set out to create a brandy so smooth, it would tempt even the traditional cognac aficionados and first time brandy drinkers. To achieve this, we searched for exquisitely fine brandy, double distilled in copper pot stills and aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of 10 years to make our blend. We introduced the tiniest amount of raw fynbos honey, collected from our own hives, to soften the brandy and enhance its warm tone. Complex and smooth on the palate, Six Dogs XO Brandy is the perfect sipping serve, delivering a lingering aftertaste of honey, passion fruit, dried peaches, dates and fig.