Let the Autumn harvest be-GIN with Flowstone Gin!

As the weather slowly gets cooler and the days get shorter, Flowstone Gin’s wild African botanicals ripen and blossom, ready and waiting for Autumn harvest season!

Autumn is the time of abundance, and there is certainly an abundance of wild Bushveld botanicals ready to be harvested for Flowstone Gin!

Each of these botanicals are significant in making their gins unique, which is why they are all sustainably hand harvested. So, what’s in harvest?

  • Senegalia Caffra, or White Thorn. This beautiful and elegant tree bears spiky creamy white flowers with a gentle, sweet scent. Flowstone uses this flower in their Marula varietal, which adds to the floral depth of this gin. The drooping feather-like leaves of this beautiful tree gives the canopy a lovely soft look, its foliage also highly enjoyed by game and stock.
  • Cucumis Metuliferus, or African Horned Cucumber, is just moving into its harvest season. This fruit is used in Flowstones Wild Cucumber Gin, adding fresh notes of kiwi, lime and green melon to this varietal. This African climber grows naturally in the Bushveld but is also cultivated in various parts of the world for its showy, edible fruits.
  • Ziziphus Mucronata, or Buffalo Thorn. This botanical also goes by the Afrikaans nickname Blinkbaar wag-‘n-bietjie and is used in Flowstones Bushwillow varietal. The tree represents life as we know it as the young twigs zigzag, indicating that life is not always straightforward. Two thorns at the nodes are also significant; one facing backward representing where we come from and one facing forward, representing where we are going.

Buy the Flowstone range of gins online at www.flowstone.co.za as well as Makro and Takealot. To connect with Flowstone, visit Facebook at @FlowstoneGin and Instagram @flowstonegin.


Written by Marvin Leugering

Founder of FoodBlogSA Media. B.Bus.Sc. - Marketing; M.Bus.Sc- Tourism. A career in destination marketing was calling but then my passion for food took over. Welcome to our restaurant marketing platform.

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