Author Archives: Theunis Botha

The Cardinal Bar

  We recently added our lovely new Gin & Vodka tasting room at Black Horse. Located in the Secret Garden, guests can find us by following the Tasting Room signs. Beware of Gucci the Distillers guard dog protecting the entrance to the Cardinal Bar.  The bar counter is the original bar top from the Black […]

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

For Valentine’s day, 2109, we have created a very small batch of limited Mangosteen Gin, it is also our first “pink” gin ever. Using the most exquisite high-quality barley spirits, the finest Balkin Juniper and Mangosteen Peel extract this lavish Pink Gin carries the name “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. There are only 16 bottles available of this very […]

Why Morality?

The gin crisis was severe. From 1689 onward the English government encouraged the industry of distilling, as it helped prop up grain prices which were then low, and increase trade, particularly with England’s colonial possessions. In the heyday of the industry, there was no quality control whatsoever (gin was frequently mixed with turpentine), and licences […]