Cruxland Gin at the Whisky & Spirits Live Festival

Cruxland Gin at the Whisky & Spirits Live Festival

Cruxland gin, South Africa’s best London Dry Gin (awarded at World Gin Awards 2018 & 2019), is most well-known for its distinctive taste and innovative use of the rare Kalahari truffles known as “! N’abbas” (pronounced Nub-ah).

Infused with! N’abbas and distilled with 8 signature botanicals, Cruxland gin is 6 times distilled for an ultra-smooth character, grape wine is first distilled 5 times to get the purest and cleanest grape spirit possible – unearthing the freedom of the Kalahari in every glass.


About the Brand

The indigenous inhabitants of the Kalahari tell of secret treasures in the sand, sent down in crackling bursts of power from the skies. With knowledge passed down from generation to generation, the nomadic people of the desert would look to the heavens, watching thunderclouds and setting out when lightning struck. If they followed the signs, this search would lead them to delicate, X-shaped cracks in the arid earth; hence the name Cruxland.


KWV Cruxland Gin leads distillery to international acclaim

Not only did Cruxland Gin obtain a Double Gold Award but in addition to this success, an astounding 7 Gold medals were also awarded to several brandies in the KWV portfolio. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that KWV has been classified as a World-Class Distillery for 2019.  “This is only made possible through the hard work, passion and dedication of our whole team,” says KWV’s Blending Manager, Ilse du Toit. “To have been recognised and awarded these awards amongst some of the world’s best distilleries is a tremendous honour, not only for us but also for the country”.


Since its inception in 2004, The World-Spirits Awards (WSA) has established itself as the global benchmark in the world of spirits. The credibility of the WSA lies in the expert knowledgeability of the jury, based on their meticulous training and the unique underlying system of assessment. The WSA is headed by former world-class skier, Wolfram Ortner who lives and breathes the Awards and knows the factors for success – performance, quality, transparency and fairness. Distilleries from 25 nations took part in the World Spirits Award 2019. From the 117 distilleries, 493 spirits were submitted for consideration with over 90 of them being gin!


The judges commented on the Gin’s masterful variety spectrum calling it inciting and fresh with delicate juniper aromas and floral aspects. The juniper berry and hints of citrus, orange peel, lime and After Eight (mint chocolate) associations added to some menthol coolness, density and length in the finish.


Cruxland Gin is available to enjoy at several leading establishments countrywide, as well as national retailers or the KWV Online Shop.