The Gin School is a project that has become very dear to the Indaba Hotel Fourways. As the first fully operational Gin School in Johannesburg, we have made it our mission to develop a space that harnesses not only individual creativity and customisation but one that aims to do the Inverroche brand justice. We love Inverroche and all that it stands for, a brand that is giving individuals the opportunity to experiment and truly find what they love. Pick your own botanicals, smell and taste your selection, run your fingers through the honey bush, chilli and orange and walk away knowing you’ve created something utterly unique, a small piece of you.
The Gin School has well and truly evolved from humble beginnings and when given the opportunity for a little (more like quite a substantial) makeover, we jumped at the chance. The current Gin School can only accommodate 24 pot stills (Gin distilling devise) however, with developments for the new school well underway we are excited to be able to take on 12 more. The new Gin School will develop a whole new space to create, a new environment that will stretch the mind of the distiller and encourage individuality and personalisation at its best.
For us, creating Gin is more than just the distillation process and therefore we’re creating a space that encompasses an entire experience from start to finish. From the moment you walk in you’ll be greeted by the sweet smell of buchu and Kapok Bossie growing freely in the herb garden surrounding the school. Pockets of dune fig and rooibos will be nestled amongst wild flowers and other local plant species for you to harvest and add to your Gin. The venue will do its best to harness the true essence of Inverroche with the addition of a carefully selected range of tinctures to enhance your Gin creating experience. Now you’ll really be able to taste, feel and smell your evolving creation as it unfolds. Knowledge is most definitely power in the case of Gin and we’ll be doing our bit to educate and highlight the importance of preservation when it comes to Fynbos, a unique and intricate plant species that flourishes in the Western Cape region and has made Inverroche what it is today. Using the flavour profiles, ingredients and bases that the Inverroche team have developed, you’ll have the chance to truly experience hand crafting Gin the way the professional do it. We’re also so excited about the addition of 12 more pot stills and therefore being able to welcome more faces to our master classes. A contemporary and modern fully functional bar will also be made available for you to sample the exiting Inverroche range. But we’re not giving everything away just yet. We’ll keep you posted on everything relating to our new Gin home as it all unfolds.