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To summarize, Botanicals for Gin are what we love. We travel around the globe to find only the best products out there.

Notably we stock a wide variety of Botanicals and Spice. Therefore look at our products on this page.

Subsequently we assist with product development. New ideas and a specific taste you are after. Did you taste a Gin or a Rum and it tastes fantastic but you can’t identify the Botanicals or Spices. We can help. Hence bring us a sample and we will surely have a group discussion around it.

And you are welcome to join. Your passion becomes ours too!

Because Botanicals for Gin/Rum/Liqueurs can be hard to find from time to time. Make sure that when you buy, the product is fresh and dry.

In essence with some of our products like Juniper berries, we offer a certificate that will give you all the relevant information.

Thus because gin is an alcoholic drink that gets its flavor from juniper berries. However gin is one of the broadest categories of spirits, all of various origins, styles, and flavor profiles. Notably revolving around juniper as a common ingredient.

Because at Ketelkraal we think of everything! Hence why you should come to us! Because we are always here to help and guide you.

Make your own Gin!

To summarize from its earliest origins in the Middle Ages. The drink has evolved from herbal medicine to an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Gin emerged in England after the introduction of the jenever. A Dutch and Belgian liquor which originally had been a medicine. Although this development had been taking place since the early 17th century. Gin became widespread after the William of Orange-led 1688 Glorious Revolution and subsequent import restrictions on French brandy.

Because the mixture and blends of botanicals and their flavors are generally closely guarded family secrets! Ketelkraal is here to save the day with sharing our combinations with you.  It should be noted that not only the botanicals that you choose that make a signature distillate but also the way they react to each other.  Significantly this has an enormous impact on your end product.  However we suggest you create your own by experimenting with simple combinations and work with a more complex blend as you gain experience.



In short the Botanicals used in this kit are the most often used for gin recipes all over the world.  Furthermore should you require a botanical that is not part of this kit, get in touch and if we do not stock it, we will source it for you.

Ketelkraal to save the day!

Over all this kit includes:

  • Juniper Berries (the basis for all Gins)
  • Cut Lime Flower
  • Aniseed
  • Elder Berries
  • Borage Herb
  • Coriander
  • Hibiscus
  • Cardamon Pods
  • Lemon Grass
  • Bill Berries
  • Buchu Leaves
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile Flower
  • Strawberry Leaves
  • Cassia Bark
  • Angelica Seeds
  • Calamus Root
  • Myrrh
  • Black Pepper
  • White Pepper
  • Ginger
  • Liquorice Root
  • Moringa Leaves
  • Cinnamon Powder
  • Fennel Seeds
  • Grains of Paradise
  • Elder Flower
  • Worm wood
  • Orris Root Powder
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Burnt Orange Organza Botanical Bag


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