Ever Dreamt of Making A Bottle Of Your Very Own, Bespoke Craft Gin? Now You Can

by | Apr 24, 2023 | Life, Recipes

Inverroche is the distiller of a unique range of craft gins infused with fynbos from the Cape Floral Kingdom. Launched its third Gin Academy partnership at the exclusive Ellerman House Hotel. Located at the scenic Bantry Bay, now offers a truly bespoke and shareable experience.

Each Inverroche Gin Academy is the ultimate extension of the Inverroche Brand Home based in Stilbaai that founder and CEO, Lorna Scott, started in 2017. Scott designed this experience to allow guests the opportunity to enter the luxurious and tailored world of Inverroche by crafting their own gin. Each guest is taken on a journey which begins with choosing a selection of fynbos botanicals and a base spirit. Witnessing the distillation process and, ultimately, bottling their own personalised creations.

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“The Inverroche range, which pioneered the craft gin scene in South Africa and introduced an entirely new category into the local and international industry. Brings together traditional botanicals and uniquely African notes derived from Cape fynbos,” says Scott. “Now gin connoisseurs who share our commitment to traditional values like the importance of family and the pride taken in handcrafting something slowly, authentically, can share in the gin-making experience and create their own limited editions.” 

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“Since 2020, Inverroche has collaborated with Ellerman House to produce its bespoke gin exclusive to Ellerman House,” says Scott. “Our iconic brands are partnering to present the Inverroche Gin Academy to Ellerman House guests.” The Inverroche Gin Academy is exclusive to Ellerman House in Cape Town. It is now available only to in-house guests every Thursday evenings. To enquire about availability, contact restaurant@ellerman.co.za

The Two Craft Gin Cocktail Recipes You Should Try This Winter



  • 40 ml Inverroche Verdant gin
  • 100 ml Cloudy Apple Juice
  • 20 ml Cherry Liqueur
  • 15 ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 4 Dash Angostura Bitters


  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a Tumbler
  • glass with a large brick of quality ice. Garnish with 1 fresh cherry on a bamboo leaf.



  • 50 ml Inveroche Amber Gin
  • 5 ml Caramel Syrup
  • 3 dash Ginger bitters


Caramel Syrup Recipe

  • Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; add sugar and lemon juice, and cook,
  • stirring constantly, for 5 to 6 minutes or until the mixture turns caramel. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. To Reheat: Microwave in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH for 10 to 15 seconds or just until warm; stir until smooth.


  • Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir for 1 minute allowing the ice to dilute slightly. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with Orange Zest.

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