Perfecting the right proportions of botanicals to be added to produce gin is a fine science as each ingredient can mask or enhance another depending on the proportions used. Essential to every gin is juniper berry. Time Anchor also uses coriander seeds and angelica root as a base for their London Dry Gin and for the amber-rose coloured 'new world gin' Livingstone dried orange peel, rooibos, rose geranium (a flowering shrub which smells just like Turkish delight) and a touch of honey are also added. The pair also make their own craft rum and a range of limited edition spirits such as 'gincello' sold under the exclusive label Time Anchor Alchemy Trials.
You can also buy their drinks at the Time Anchor pop-up bar every Sunday at Maboneng's Market on Main and Time Anchor spirits are also available at leading fine spirits and wine merchants such as Norman Goodfellows. For more on the Time Anchor Distillery read our feature online here.
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