Hahndorf’s Ambleside Distillers will sell a limited 600 bottles of Kifaru Gin with all profits going to rhino conservation and the recovery and rehabilitation of bushfire affected wildlife via Zoos SA.
“We are very happy to be working once again with Zoos SA on this project to help raise money to protect beautiful but endangered animals,” says Ambleside Distillers’ founder Matt Dickson.
With native mintbush and wattleseed sourced from Monarto Safari Park’s cultivated crop, this is one tipple that’s truly ‘wild at heart’.
“This year, we have chosen to split the profits between three very worthy causes: Zoo’s SA Rhino Quarantine and Management Centre at Monarto Safari Park, SANParks Honorary Rangers (of which Zoos SA supports) and the recovery of native wildlife and habitat affected by SA bushfires,” says Dickson.
Ambleside Distillers’ Kifaru gin (which means rhino in Swahili) is complex with hints of herbaceous mintbush and notes of coffee, chocolate and hazelnut from roasted Wattleseed.
“Using these native ingredients adds another layer to this product. We were lucky to use two native botanicals that were cultivated and hand-picked by the staff at Monarto Safari Park,” adds Dickson.
“Serve Kifaru Gin straight, on the rocks, with a dash of tonic and with the knowledge that you’re helping to turn hope for rhinos and native animals into a reality.”
Last year, Ambleside Distillers Kifaru gin sold out, with the organisation donating over $33,000 to Zoos SA’s conservation efforts through the sales.
Bottles of Kifaru Gin are on sale via the Ambleside website.