Elephant

Elephant Gin is produced near Hamburg and was inspired by the makers' trips to Africa. The name also says it all here, as 15% of the bottle profits benefit African elephant conservation projects.

Information about the Distillery
5 Bottles
Germany
11.079854 53.512303
Active
2013
Tessa und Robin Gerlach
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Details about the Distillery

The Gin

Elephant Gin contains 14 botanicals: Juniper, elderberry, mountain pine needles, orange peel, cassia bark, devil's claw, lavender, buchu, baobab, allspice, apple, ginger, African wormwood herb, lion's tail (a shrub native to South Africa whose bright orange flowers resemble a lion's tail). Rare African ingredients are used here in combination with fresh, hand-picked apples and pure spring water from Germany. Before distillation, the botanicals macerate together in the alcohol for one day.

The Elephant London Dry Gin was inspired in taste by the nature of Africa. The blend of African herbs and spices as well as apples gives the Gin a mild aroma with floral, fruity and spicy notes.

In Elephant Sloe Gin, the taste of the London Dry Gin is combined with the aroma of fresh sloe, which also gives the Sloe Gin its reddish colour. The neck of the bottle is adorned with colourful glass bead ribbons made by Maasai women in Kenya.

The Elephant Orange Cocoa Gin is, as the name suggests, enriched with oranges and cocoa beans.

There is also an overproof version, the Elephant Strength Gin, which comes in the bottle with 57% vol and twice the amount of ingredients. This makes it taste even more intense and full-bodied than the original.

The Production

The Gins with the elephant in the logo are produced in northern Germany in small batches of 600 to 700 bottles. The Gin is made using the traditional method of copper distillation in an Arnold Holstein still.

The bottle labels each feature the name of a special elephant as well as a number and are inscribed by hand. The bottles also have natural corks and are 100% plastic-free.

The topics of sustainability and social responsibility are given a high priority at Elephant Gin. From waste reduction and innovative recycling initiatives to education and the creation of work opportunities in animal welfare and handicraft, the philosophy by which production is carried out is to make various parts of the business more humane and environmentally friendly.

The History

The story of Elephant Gin began during Tessa and Robin Gerlach's travels through Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. The passion for Gin discovered there, as well as the desire to support the protection of African elephants, led the company founders to develop Elephant Gin in 2013.

Visitor information

Elephant Gin
Rosenstraße 3
19243 Wittenburg
Tel: +49 (0)303 28607400
Email: info@remove-this.elephant-gin.com 

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