Things To Do in Still BayInverroche Distillery
Where? R323, Still Bay, Garden Route, South Africa
When? Opening times: Monday to Saturday from 10h00 to 16h00.
Tasting and tours: Bookings essential.
How? Call +27 (0)28 754-2442
How much? Price on request
At the scenic confluence of the Goukou River and the vast Indian Ocean, a real gem lies in wait. Inverroche is an independent distillery that takes full advantage of the natural abundance of the southern coastline of South Africa to create world-class gins and rums that are truly something very special.
Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Inverroche is made even more special by the fynbos in its immediate vicinity. Fynbos is a massive plant kingdom that is endemic to South Africa. In fact, it is found predominantly in the Western Cape, with only some limited representation in the Eastern Cape. Still, it is as varied and colourful as the people and cultures of this country, and is one of South Africa’s most valued assets. It is also an inspiration and ingredient in all of the spirits produced at Inverroche. Other natural ingredients that make their appearances in the gins include aloe vera, cassia bark, cinnamon bark, aniseed, liquorice, sweet orange peel, ginger root and fennel seed. These create unique flavours that are truly special and undeniably unforgettable.
Inverroche is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Visitors taking the tour and sampling the delicious spirits produced here will, no doubt, find out about the lengths to which Inverroche goes to ensure that their produce is as responsibly made as it is delicious. Some ingredients (such as grapes and fresh fruit) are sourced further afield (e.g. from the Karoo and Eden districts, as well as from Mauritius, Madagascar and India) to ensure suitability and top-notch quality.
Inverroche is about small batches of quality spirits. Therefore, each batch has a quality and character all its own. The Limited Release 7-year old Cape Potstill Rum is a favourite (created using blackstrap treacle molasses and matured in charred oak barrels and then Cape muscadel casks), as are the classic gin, Gin Verdant and Gin Amber.