Flowstone Gin is a handcrafted premium small batch gin created with unique African Bushveld Botanicals
Founded in July 2016, Flowstone has three unique varieties in our range: Cucumis, Combretum, and Maroela.
Cucumis metuliferus is a magnificently spiked cucumber that grows wild in the Bushveld and is the lead flavour in our ‘CUCUMIS’ gin . Inside, the bright green globules of flavour are part fresh cucumber and part lime. Kiwi and litchi notes develop as it ripens. Complimentary fresh green tones from the elusive ‘Bushman’s Grape‘ berry and coriander add depth to the finish. A soft, smooth gin taste adventure.
The massive winged seed pods of the Combretum zeyheri impart the unique flavour that lingers in our ‘COMBRETUM’ gin. Part umami, part earthy, its woody notes combine with fragrant citrus overtones. Floral notes come from Buddleja, whose profuse flowers attract masses of butterflies in spring, and fruits of the ‘wait-a-bit’ thorn add a hint of spice to the traditional botanicals.
Delicious and sunset-coloured, ripe maroela (Sclerocarya birrea) evokes the rich botanical tapestry of the bushveld landscape. Loved by elephants (and us!) our ‘MAROELA’ gin has spicy tangy tones married with juniper, floral notes from fragrant Dombeya Wild Pear blossom and highlights of Star Anise. A classic African flavour, Maroela opens a complex and delightful new palette to transport you into the heart of an African sunset.