The Light House Boutique Suites has teamed up with Paarl’s award-winning distillery, Wilderer Gin, to stir things up with their special G&Tea Winter Weekends in May, August and September 2018.
Lovers of the ‘good life’ and craft Gin are invited to experience the luxury of a weekend at The Light House, an elegant boutique guest house located in the historic town of Paarl, while savoring a special Gin experience – Wilderer Gin -cocktail options and a live distillation process presentation.
“We are excited to be partnering with Wilderer, South Africa’s most awarded craft distillery, says Darrol Buckton, The Light House’s General Manager.
“Johan Mönnig, its head distiller will be giving insights into the production and concept of gin, while distilling a batch of The Light House’s own Fynbos gin, LIVE, for all guests to taste and enjoy. “
The live distillation presentation will demonstrate all the intricacies involved in making a world-class gin and while you are taking it all in, some amazing G&T’s, showcasing just how versatile gin can be, not just in summer, but in spring and winter too, will have been prepared for you to sample.
Be prepared to sample a few of these cocktails which will change for each weekend: Negroni – Wilderer fynbos gin, Campari, Martini Rosso Vermouth, orange slice or peel to garnish; Pineapple & Curry leaves – Wilderer fynbos gin, fresh curry leaves, pineapple wedge, rounded off with Indian tonic water; a Spiced Apple Warmer – Wilderer fynbos gin, warm Apple juice, cinnamon and star anise; Hot Gin & Tonic – Wilderer fynbos gin, tonic syrup, and boiling water, served with an orange wedge ; Blueberry & Thyme – Wilderer fynbos gin, blueberries, grapefruit and thyme and a Peachy G&T – Wilderer fynbos gin, canned peach slices, peach syrup topped with Indian tonic water .
The first of the ‘G&Tea’ weekends are scheduled for 18 to 20 May; the second for 10 to 12 August and the third, 21 to 23 September. The weekends are dependent on a minimum booking of three rooms or six persons.
The itinerary for the three weekends: Friday evening will be for guests, in their own time, to explore Paarl’s restaurants; and on Saturday a special Gin ‘experience’ has been developed for guests to enjoy: this will include a participate live distillation experience, three or four different (winter/spring) gin cocktails, and a scrumptious full afternoon tea is part of the Saturday gin experience which will be followed in the evening by an informal light dinner at The Light House.
So, if you’re looking for something a little different, something distinctly distinctive, and something out-of-the-ordinary, look no further… the Winelands – what better place to visit in winter…. cozy fires, wintery walks, good books, great restaurants…and weekends at The Light House Boutique Suites.
Visit Wilderer Distillery and witness some of the world’s finest grappa, gin and eau de vie (schnapps) in the making. Pop in and experience how the best raw materials and cutting-edge German distilling equipment are used to create the products that have made Wilderer famous. The distillery was founded in 1995 by Helmut Wilderer, South Africa’s ‘father’ of craft distilling.
Having been awarded numerous international awards, Wilderer has become a brand of choice for connoisseurs around the world. Today, his son, Christian, together with head distiller Johan Mönnig, build on Helmut’s legacy and continue to craft the true ‘spirit’ of the Cape. The Distillery’s latest offering, an exciting blending experience, enables gin lovers to create their own infusions using six different base ingredients, and add a personalized label to the bottle.
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Thank you to Theresa Gibbon PR for all the exciting news and information. We look forward to visiting The Lighthouse Boutique Suites and featuring the Wilderer Gin soon.
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