The newest, most southerly craft distillery on the Cape Peninsula, Deep South Distillery specialises in small batch, hand-crafted spirits. Its Cape Dry won Double gold at the 2018 Michaelangelo Awards and Gold in the 2018 SA Sommelier Association Awards, and its Ruby Red was a Gold medal winner at the SA Women’s Winemaker and Spirits Awards 2018.
Open for private tastings and tours by appointment, and for occasional events.
Guided tastings offer participants the chance to build two ‘perfect serve’ gin cocktails, using a selection of tonics and garnishes to suit their palette. Neat spirits are built up through layers to a full balanced cocktail in an exploration of the way in which gin, mixer (usually tonic) and garnishes work together to delight all the senses: taste, aroma, visual appeal, touch and even hearing. Duration 30-60 minutes.
Cost: Tastings R75 (tours free)
Venue: 53 Heron Park, Wildevoelvlei Rd, Kommetjie
Times: Wed to Sat 11am to 4pm (bookings essential on weekdays, and preferred on Sats)