TASTE THE SUNSHINE

TASTE THE

Sunshine

A lemon gin that’s dry, perfectly balanced, and completely different.

OUR STORY

OUR

Story

Direct from farm to bottle.

In Spanish, primos means cousins. In Italian, primo means first. This intriguing combination makes it the perfect name for a lemon-fermented gin that’s the first of its kind in South Africa, expertly crafted by two cousins: Marnus and Rossouw Kruger.

Marnus and Rossouw grew up exploring the land together on neighbouring citrus farms outside Hoedspruit, 20kms from the Kruger National Park  in South Africa’s lush Limpopo province. As third generation citrus farmers, their families have been perfecting the art of growing grapefruit, oranges and lemons for decades. Surrounded by this juicy, vibrant bounty, they took some of the lemons they’d harvested and did something completely unexpected: they decided to make gin.

In this way, Primos Gin is all about roots. It’s about the gnarled roots of our lemon trees bringing forth fruit. It’s about the roots of our families intertwining to build strength. Most of all, it’s about binding all these roots together to produce a gin that’s utterly original and completely delicious.

But Primos is different.

Rather than fermenting grain, we ferment lemons produced from our own farm to produce the alcohol, which we then double distill with a Brazilian strain of juniper berry. This means that it’s lemon fermented instead of lemon infused, with the fruit forming the very foundation of the spirit.

As a result, Primos Gin’s lemon flavour is intrinsic, rather than simply layered on top. Expect subtle aromas of spicy juniper and fresh citrus zest, with a dry finish. Not too sweet, not too bitter – Primos is perfectly balanced, a true tribute to the cool clear waters of the Blyde River and the dramatic Drakensberg mountains.

But Primos is different.

Rather than fermenting grain, we ferment lemons produced from our own farm to produce the alcohol, which we then double distill with a Brazilian strain of juniper berry. This means that it’s lemon fermented instead of lemon infused, with the fruit forming the very foundation of the spirit.

As a result, Primos Gin’s lemon flavour is intrinsic, rather than simply layered on top. Expect subtle aromas of spicy juniper and fresh citrus zest, with a dry finish. Not too sweet, not too bitter – Primos is perfectly balanced, a true tribute to the cool clear waters of the Blyde River and the dramatic Drakensberg mountains.

Opening hours: Mondays – Saturdays: 11:00 – 21:00

Location: Rotique Centre, Huilboerboom Street, Hoedspruit (Behind PicknPay, next to Safari Wines)
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FARM TOURS

FARM

Tours

Primos gin is locally Hoedspruit.

Farm tours are available weekly from Wednesday to Saturday.
Booking at least 48hrs in advance. Join us for delicious gin, a light meal and beautiful scenery.

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GIN FOR CONSERVATION

GIN FOR

Conservation

By purchasing this bottle of Primos Gin, you contribute R15 to Elephants Alive to help them ensure the survival of elephants and their habitats. Visit www.elephantsalive.org

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ONLINE

Shop

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Us

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