n. a sharing of characteristics or origins
Kinship Spirits Company is a brand house where the shared roots of our
products, their stories and the brands they have inspired are united.
The Kinship Spirits brand portfolio draws on a long history of African Mythology and story-telling – from
iconic totems to wondrously unique fauna and flora – the heroes of
our spirits brands are all symbolic of the rich eclecticism and nature of the continent of Africa.
Each spirit has been conceived using local produce.
Each story has its beginning in the hearts and minds of Africans.
The Kinship Spirits portfolio has been designed to celebrate the produce and the symbolism of this place.
They are brands that enter a dialogue with the consumer and are intended to contribute to an immersive
experience of enjoyment and sharing.
Kinship brings you our range of fine, small batch, craft spirits.
CAPE FYNBOS GIN
Our gin is a celebration of the beauty and wonder of The Cape Floral Kingdom – one of only six in the world – the smallest and most diverse. Using only hand-picked, sustainable floral botanicals – Malachite is an adventure into the subtle, delicious and delicate aromas unique to fynbos. An adventure we share with our brand champion, the Malachite Sunbird – which feeds on, and pollinates, many of the exquisite flowering plants.
Fynbos is not only spectacularly beautiful and refined but has a sense of absolute wonder in its geometries and intricacies. To walk through fynbos country is to be taken on a sensual journey. Malachite seeks to immerse you in that journey – to awaken your senses to a timeless world of nature through spirit.
The infused fynbos is in perfect harmony with the classic gin botanicals – subtle juniper mingles with hints of elderflower and chamomile, spring blooms and delicate spice. A fruity touch of lemon rind lingers.
CAPE GRAPE VODKA
When one thinks of the history of vodka and its association with the cold northern nations where it was first distilled one asks what exists in the Southern Hemisphere that evokes the same emotion and imagination? The forbidding and icy roaring forties in the Southern Oceans is such a place.
Wild, wind-swept and treacherous – a legendarily severe environment. An environment that the Albatross not only calls its home – but which it masters with effortless grace. The majestic bird’s independent spirit is instilled in every drop of Albatross Vodka.
So, the South has its place and a cool hero. Add to that our core ingredient – grapes. We are renowned for our brilliant wines – based on top quality grapes. Albatross is distilled from a selection of the finest Cape Grapes and the purified water of the Table Mountain aquifer – producing a pure, classy vodka with brilliant character and depth. Subtle fruit aromas with complex, round flavours and silky-smooth finish.
KLEIN KAROO POTSTILL BRANDY
Our story has its roots in the Klein Karoo, the mystical valley between the Swartberg and Langeberg Mountain ranges; the home of the farm where the Colombar grapes, that are the essence of our Karo brandy, are grown.
Legend has it that these fine grapes were planted and conjured by the hands of our heroine Karo – a wild haired goddess that infused her sacred earth with nurturing spells.
Karo Brandy is her story in a bottle. She is depicted here on her Tarot card as she floats above the beautiful Karoo landscape – inviting us to share the fruits of her magic.
Karo Cape Brandy XO is double distilled in copper potstills and matured in French oak barrels for 13 years. Under the watchful eye of Master Distiller Kobus Gelderblom at Oude Molen Distillery, the final blend results in a unique flavour combination of delicate dried peaches and litchi, with a hint of indigenous herbs from the Karoo bush. Smooth and lingering with an aftertaste of vanilla and apricot.
AFRICAN DARK RUM
Elephantom Rum brings you the legend of a famous bull elephant from the Knysna Forest on the Southern Coast of South Africa. Hunting decimated this once flourishing herd of unique forest elephants – but a lone bull was known to appear and then magically disappear to those seeking the last remaining elephants.
Was it real or a phantom of the imagination? Elephantom Rum, the mystical one, is created in honour of that lone bull elephant. A magnificent creature that stoked the imagination – taking you deep into the folklore of a wild and exotic place.
Dark and mysterious, our rum is triple distilled from pure fermented cane molasses in a copper pot still and aged in bourbon casks – delivering a rich, rounded and fruity flavour, full of depth and complexity. Caramel notes dominate to start, fading to reveal cooked peaches, light spices, vanilla and hints of apple. A journey best taken relaxing by a fire.
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