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An African-themed gin, Elephant was inspired by the creators reminiscing about ‘sundowner’ cocktails, a tradition in South Africa. The gin combines African botanicals with traditional juniper and orange peel, resulting in a spirit that’s floral, fruity, spicy and herbaceous.

This is a versatile gin that can be enjoyed neat, with tonic, or in a range of cocktails including a classic Martini or Tom Collins.

Tasting Notes

The gin’s nose yields a subtle juniper aroma with an undertone of mountain pine and other herbaceous notes.

The taste is complex but strikingly smooth, encompassing floral, fruity and spicy flavours which can be enjoyed both straight and in a cocktail.


Many of the 14 botanicals are sourced from Africa, and combine to make a complex and rounded gin.

African Wormwood
Buchu Leaves
Devil's Claw
Lion's Tail

juniper (Europe) – sourced from Macedonia, Hungary and Tuscany
mountain pine needles (Austria) – combines well with juniper
lavender – sweetness and floral notes
orange peel (Spain) – sweet and aromatic
apple (Germany) – freshly picked from the distillery's orchards
cassia bark (Indonesia) – related to cinnamon, warm and aromatic
ginger (China) – warm and spicy
pimento berries (Mexico) – peppery notes
devil's claw (South Africa) – for aromatics and bitterness
buchu (South Africa) – reminiscent of blackcurrants
elderflower (Ukraine and Poland) – sweetness complementing the apple
lion's tail (South Africa) – medicinal herb used throughout Africa
African wormwood (South Africa) – introduces bitter floral notes
baobab (Malawi) – superfruit with three times the Vitamin C of an orange


Founded by Robin and Tessa Gerlach and produced in the former East German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Elephant Gin is made of batches of no more than 700 bottles. The botanicals are hand selected, macerated for a day to extract the maximum amount of flavour and then distilled in a copper still. A sloe gin was added to the range in December 2015.

From the sale of the first bottle in September 2013, the company has been donating 15% of the profits to two elephant charities: Space for Elephants Foundation (South Africa) and Big Life Foundation (Kenya and Tanzania), allowing them to give something back to the inspiration behind the gin.

Space for Elephants
Biglife Foundation

Customer Rating

19 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    2 days ago

    My absolute favorite gin! The botanicals used give it a unique flavor that just cannot be beat.

  • 5
    6 days ago

    Fantastic gin, fantastic cause!

  • 5
    22 February

    One of the best Gin's for a classic Martini. Strong, smooth and layers of flavour with complexity

  • 5
    12 August 2016

    Really nice gin and love that 15% of profits go to elephant charities

  • 5
    8 July 2016

    My Favorite Gin! I tried a lot but this one is really good, it has a lovely smooth taste and i am enjoying every sip every time - just awesome

  • 5
    10 April 2016

    Superb neat drink. Don't think of mixing it!

  • 5
    1 April 2016

    what a great gin!

  • 5
    25 December 2015

    A superb gin. Wonderful with a splash of tonic, a slice of orange and some sliced fresh cranberries.

  • 5
    22 December 2015

    Complex. My favourite after Monkey 47.

  • 5
    12 December 2015

    Had this few times at Gin 71 Glasgow with tonic and garnished with cinnamon stick, superb!

  • 5
    5 July 2015

    Just my favorite! To drink with ginger!!

  • 5
    3 May 2015

    This gin is best drank with ice and a slice of lime, no mixers. perfect

  • 5
    21 March 2015

    Fantastic gin, i normally drink Sipsmith but i think the combination of botanicals gives this a unique taste, wonderful with apple.

  • 5
    11 August 2014

    Really love that they are using apples. Amazing martini

  • Anonymous 13 May 2014

    Would happily drink this neat it is so good, definitely worth the extra pennies.

  • Christopher 3 March 2014

    Exceptional quality and history. Unique product well done.

  • Tim 17 November 2013

    Exceptional quality. It compares to everyday gins as the best speyside malts compare to everyday whiskies - in other words it is wonderfully smooth and complex with an extraordinary variety of hints and aromas, subtle and beautifully made. My first bottle was a pleasure and I am back for more.

  • Anonymous 23 October 2013

    A really exciting new gin, not only does it have a great taste I enjoy the whole story that comes with it.

  • Anonymous 16 October 2013

    Really lovely gin, such a distinct taste of botanicals, but that all work together to produce a very smooth gin. I new favourite already, highly recommended.