October 18, 2021

Local gin brand launches Black Rhino to help conserve rhinos

Last year, due to the coronavirus lockdown, South Africa lost fewer rhinos (394) which was the lowest in almost a decade.

Local gin brand launches Black Rhino to help conserve rhinos

Local gin brand launches Black Rhino to help conserve rhinos photo credit: Business Insider

Premium gin makers, Cape Town Gin have introduced a new gin, Black Rhino, to conserve rhinos that are at risk of being endangered due to poaching.

A part of the proceeds from the Cape Town Black Rhino Gin will be donated to the Boucher Legacy, a non-profit organization that protects rhinos. The Boucher Legacy is also involved in the efforts to protect pangolins and other endangered species which face a threat of extinction due to poachers.

The Black Rhino gin, created to honour and celebrate the rhino (which is part of South Africa’s Big Five), is infused with renosterbos or rhino bush and buchu which gives it its unique olive-green colour. It also has citrus, peper and liquorice notes and can be enjoyed with peppercorns and a slice of lime.

Jaco Boonzaaier, director for the Cape Town Gin and Spirits Company, said that they are hoping to highlight the many roles that the rhino plays through the Cape Town Black Rhino Gin.

Boonzaaier said that the company has always believed that giving back is what makes them a great and enduring company.

“Our Cape Town The Pink Lady Gin supports the important work done by leading breast cancer community carer PinkDrive, and we work closely with Khoisan Gourmet, who empower local Khoi and San farming communities, to create our Rooibos Red Gin,” Boonzaaier said.

Last year, due to the coronavirus lockdown, South Africa lost fewer rhinos (394) which was the lowest in almost a decade. During the first half of 2021, 250 rhinos were lost, nearly three quarters of those lost during 2020.

Sources: Business Insider, Eminetra

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