"Something we discovered by chance, the Mopane seed has trace elements of Juniper, the core of all Gins"
Surrounding the Okavango Delta are endless tracts of Mopane Woodland. This unique tree species is a lifeline of food for northern Botswana's notorious Elephant population.
This incredibly abundant tree species surrounds every single community within the Okavango basin. With the newly discovered value of this inconspicuous hand harvested seed, it provides economic value to local communities.
Enclosed in her tiny seed pod is the fruit body dotted with hundreds of resinous globules.
These powerful organic compounds hold the secret of Okavango Gins' flavour profile.
Resembling Juniper, the tree species responsible for what makes Gin a Gin, identical terpene trace elements of the Mopane seed make it an African sister to Juniper.
Sand & Papyrus filtered water
Over a thousand miles away from our distillery are the crystal clear blue Source Lakes of Angola, the origin to one of the wildest wetlands on Earth.
Along the journey, these waters are continuously filtered by trillions of minute grains of quartz. Further down, these waters enter the filter system of what is known as the 'Panhandle', the upper reaches of the Okavango.
Here, impenetrable stands of Papyrus further filter sediment. What is left is some of the cleanest water on Earth.
Eventually this refined water reaches our distillery on the edges of the Tsutsubega floodplain at the distal end of the Okavango.
We use this water to give our Gin its pure heart.