The Local Gin Guide: Ginifer Barrel Aged Chilli Infused Gin

Ginifer is an award-winning and handcrafted dry gin inspired by the vibrant energy only Joburg has to offer. A smooth gin only crafted in a small batch using only the best-selected Botanicals. Copper distilled with diversity and creative energy of Jozi to create a perfect and smooth gin as the summer sky.


What makes the Gin unique? 

This is one of the few Chilli infused Gins in the world. The Chilli essence is barrel aged for 18 months and added to the Gin to create a beautiful balance between the Gin botanicals and spice


What flavour profile does it have? 

The Gin has a slightly Asian feel to it, Juniper with Cardamom and cinnamon and then the tickle of the Chilli at the back of the throat.


Best mixer option? 

Good quality Indian Tonic water


The best cocktail made by the brand? 

This Gin is beautifully served with a tot of Pineapple juice, Indian Tonic water, and fresh pineapple and a basil garnish. To elevate it further, add three drops of Star-Anise Bitters. For more incredible recipes, visit:


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Availability and price? 

Ginifer is available at local leading retailers  Norman Goodfellows, Tops, Liquor City etc. or online at at R370 per bottle.


The Guide  Rating: 

  • Taste – 6/10
  • Uniqueness – 7/10 
  • Presentation of the bottle – 7/10 

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