The Six Dogs Journey
It began, as so many good things do, in the most humble way: a shed normally used to house our six dogs and an old copper geyser converted into a still. From there the dream unfolded to make a Gin that would make a difference in the local craft distillery industry. Distiller Charles Bryant was soon joined by his brother Glenn and friend Luigi Marucchi who shared the desire to create something really special. When it came to the still, we decided to re-invent the wheel by custom-designing a traditional copper still to our precise specifications. Our research into molecular distillation revealed that some of the delicate botanicals would be better preserved by being distilled under vacuum and blended later. What started off as an exploration of technology and botany evolved into a passion – and that’s how Six Dogs Karoo Gin came into the world. With the launch of Karoo Gin, our goal is to share with you our excitement and to offer you something truly creative and different. One batch at a time.
By chance, whilst traveling through Indonesia, we stumbled upon the Blue Pea flower (Clitoria Ternatea) and this led to our second gin, Six Dogs Blue. As we humbly live our journey with excitement and passion, our growing brand has allowed us to build a team of people of whom we are truly proud. We have opened a second distillery to enable Luigi to make gin not far from his own home. Here he distills on our second custom designed copper still, three times the size of our original still.
Our journey has been full of rewarding experiences, many of them encountered in marketing. To this end, Glenn who leads the marketing team has been resolute in only growing the business at the same pace as we grow our relationships. It’s important to us to be fully connected with all our customers, retailers and on-consumption outlets. Without them we only have products. With them we have a brand. Thanks to all who are making this journey possible.
Honorary Brand Ambassadors
In our journey, so many people have reached out to us in so many ways. We are very grateful for this help, advice and support. There are also those who have gone far beyond the limits of helping us spread the love of Six Dogs, asked nothing in return and continually amaze us with their unselfish energy in promoting our brand. We wish to recognise their support by including them in our family of Six Dogs as Honorary Brand Ambassadors.
- Shorts Dewes
- Peer Ieul
- Fran Molloy
- Duds Connock
- Etienne Andre