Distillery draws visitors to Stilbaai

Lorna Scott

GIN, rum and liqueur that owe their existence to nature’s bounty of fragrant botanicals are bringing world attention to the Inverroche Distillery, founded near Stilbaai by the Scott family in 2012.

A few years before the distillery began its life, Lorna Scott (pictured), had tapped into the blessings that botanicals have freely provided since the beginning of time. She has been sharing that bounty with people everywhere in keeping with her long-nurtured dream of creating something that could unite everyone in living in harmony with our world.

Inverroche’s spirits are made with rare and unusual indigenous botanicals found nowhere but in the Cape Floristic Region triangle between Riversdale, Witsand and Gouritz.  Stilbaai is in the middle of that triangle. The gins, rums and liqueurs are handcrafted, from harvesting the botanicals to signing the label and placing it on the bottles. The spirits are artisanal and premium, distilled in small batches in copper pots.

Inverroche Distillery has featured in several magazines and newspapers, the latest being the January edition of Fair Lady, which quotes Lorna Scott’s remark: “Our dream is to become a household brand in South Africa, like Mrs Ball’s … ”

Inverroche already exports its spirits to 13 countries.

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