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About us

If you drink from a source you will always come back

African Proverb

Having travelled through the whole of Southern and Eastern Africa, the two Swiss Nathaly and Gue have chosen Zambia as their home for its beauty and friendliness. On the creative Nagwaza Farm in Zambia they found good friends and a new home. Here the journey started to produce an Artisan Gin of world class.

 

A few years later the first product has run from the still into the bottles labelled with a beautiful artwork by the Zambian Artist Nukwase Tembo, which she developed in collaboration with Gue.

The Make

The Make

Iconic African Gin is a distilled Gin classified as a Contemporary Style Gin or an International Style Gin.

Our Gin is carefully distilled in small batches and can be categorized as a combination of an Old Tom Gin and a Plymouth Gin.

The base spirit of a Plymouth Gin is made of Molasses or fruit. It can contain any botanicals, usually is un-sweetened, and matures by batch. 

The one element of an Old Tom gin is a touch of sweeteness, to enhance a smooth mouth feeling,

Have a look at the ingredients here, making our Gin truly balanced and iconic in taste and smell.

ARTWORK by Nukwase Tembo

Nukwase Tembo, a Zambian artist, and Gü Glöggler Wagner developed the idea of the Lady on the bottle, which she then turned into this beautiful artwork.

 

The symbols:

The “Forest Hair” symbolizes the source of the botanicals like the fruits and leaves from the forest.

The bracelet shows the Masuku Fruits as one of the backbones of our product.

Zambian colours are used in the painting for the make-up, dress and leaves.

The additional colour Blue is used as an eye catcher symbolizing water and sky.

The eyes – maybe you can’t figure that one out on the bottle but in the painting – are the national colours of the two countries Zambia (right eye) and Switzerland (left eye). They symbolise what we stand for:

“Handcrafted with Zambian Passion and Swiss Precision”.

The Artwork
Aroma

Aroma

Botanicals

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Baobab
Adansonia Digitata
Zambia
Coriander
Coriandrum Sativum
Zambia
God of the Wind
Aeollanthus suaveolens
Zambia
Grapefruit
Citrus x Paradisi
Zambia
Lemon
Citrus Limon
Zambia
Lemon Tree Leaves
Citrus Limon
Zambia
Lemon Grass
Cymbopogon
Zambia
Mpundu
Parinari Curatellifolia
Zambia
Orange
Citrus x sinensis
Zambia
Perfumed Bush
Myrothamnus flabellifolius
Zambia
Sage
Salvia officinalis
Zambia
Water Berry Tree
Syzygium Cordatum
Zambia
Rose
Rosa
South Africa
Rose Geranium
Pelargonium graveolens
South Africa
Cinnamon
Cinnamonum
Zanzibar
Grain of Paradise
Aframomum melegueta
Ivery Coast
Orris Route
Iris Germanica
Northern Africa
Angelica
Angelica archangelica
Poland
Juniper
Juniperus communis
Macedonia / Italy
Cardamom
Elettaria cardamomum
Asia