Gin Drop: Stoneflow - Bushwillow Gin


Stoneflow is the love child of a night of drinking between friends all the way over in South Africa! Their entire range is balanced, unique, enjoyable neat or with tonic and exude elegance and creativity utilizing the botanicals of South Africa.

Stoneflow - Bushwillow Gin

Stoneflow Gin - Bushwillow Gin, South Africa

When Australian archaeologist Rhiannon Stammers and palaeontologist Justin Adams were sharing laughs and stories with born and bred South African Glyn French at her home they ran out of cucumber to garnish their G&Ts with. She darted to her garden and came back with some native wild cucumber (more akin to a melon) and the combination sparked their inebriated imaginations and they decided to start up a distillery. Glyn helms the production process from South Africa, and we think she’s found her calling!

About the gin.

While all the Stoneflow gins we tasted were beautiful, one in particular stood out to us as magnificent! The bushwillow is a tree that produces a stunning seeded pod worth a google image search. The use of this unique-to-us ingredient is nutty, woodsy with subtle almost-incense like aromas – as if soldering wood. No note is overpowering, and no note feels out of place. It is a harmonious spirit that is warming while being bright, inviting, and diverse.

Want to explore more RSA botanicals?

Shop their Wild Cucumber or Marula gins!


Try it as an: Orange Clover Club

(The margarita for gin lovers)

Ingredients
  • 60ml Stoneflow Bushwillow Gin
  • 15ml Orange Liqueur
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • 1x Egg White
  • Star Anise pod for garnish
Method
  1. Pour gin, orange liqueur, lemon juice and egg white into a shaker.
  2. Vigorously shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Fill shaker with ice and vigorously shake again until condensation forms on the outside of the shaker (about another 15-30).
  4. Strain into a coupette glass.
  5. Garnish with star anise pod resting on the egg white.

Join the club!

The Gin Drop is a gin subscription that delivers a different hand picked bottle of the good stuff once a month, right into your gin-loving hands. We aren’t your typical botttleshop, which means we aren’t in the business of slinging you typical booze. We’re all about finding you the interesting things, the great things & exclusive things. Expect to see great gins from all over the world, as well as our back yard (not literally, but you know, like, pretty local).