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Summer upgrade: Kimushki hits SA shores

The new year might have got off to a somewhat rocky start, but summer is in full swing and there’s no better time to enjoy a well-earned G&T with the new kid on the gin block, Kimushki.  

Kimushki The Brave Gin

After months of hard work dedicated to brand curation, refining and distilling, Kimushki founder Kim Zanasi is ready for a new season in the world of gins armed with The Brave. Ideal for gin-lovers and aesthetes, The Brave also makes for a perfect gift and is available in 50ml, a bespoke 500ml bottle and 1 refills. Delivery couldn’t be easier thanks to the newly launched online store with delivery available throughout South Africa.  

“With Kimushki’s recent launch and the re-opening of South Africa’s alcohol industry, Kimuhski has found more than enough reason to celebrate and extend the opportunity to stock up, allowing all who purchase seven full-size bottles to receive the eighth bottle on the house. Mahala!” says Kim.

Kimushki Gin The Brave

Kimushki’s slogan, Your Time. Your Spirit., rings especially true for Kim, multi-talented entrepreneur behind the new boutique brand that creates exceptionally distilled small-batch spirits. Originally a tourism tech entrepreneur from Cape Town, Kim has always enjoyed a good quality spirit to end off a productive week. “Struck by the unfortunate events of Covid-19, I followed my motto of live and let live and bravely reinvented myself. Venturing into the craft spirit industry for the first time, I created my debut gin and aptly named it The Brave. Our brand was born to encapsulate the spirit of individuality, to celebrate living a balanced lifestyle and the courage to venture into the unknown,” explains Kim.   

Kim’s passion paid off with Kimushki launching to almost-instant success. The Brave recently earned Double Gold at the 2020 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards.

More about The Brave

The Brave is elegantly distilled with grape spirit alcohol using a combination of vapour infusion and vacuum distillation methods. Passion fruit is at the heart of this bold and botanical gin. It is steeped in grape-based neutral spirit for up to three weeks and further distilled with juniper using vacuum distillation. Aged in first-fill French oak Chardonnay barrels for its signature colour and fruity notes, it imbues a sense of elegance and power.

Passion in action

With bespoke bottles and a core focus on sustainability, Kimushki has specially created 1 refills for all customers and stockists encouraging gin-lovers to reuse and save a buck. Taking it a step further, Kimushki has also launched a barrel range with potential home, office, bars, restaurants and venue partners in mind. The Brave barrels come in both 3 and 6 versions making refills easier with less wastage in mind. 

Win a bottle of The Brave

Follow Stellenbosch Visio and Kimushki on Facebook and Instagram to stand a chance to win one of two bottles of The Brave. The two winners will be chosen at random and announced on Kimushki’s Facebook and Instagram pages on Friday 19 February 2021. No entrants under the age of 18 years.