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July 4, 2024


The Birth of Two Unique Gins: A Journey of Lime and Chilli

In the world of craft gin, innovation is the name of the game. At our distillery, we pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries of flavour to create memorable experiences for our customers. Our latest adventure led us to the intriguing combination of lime and chilli, a duo that promised to bring a unique twist to our gin offerings. The journey to perfect these flavours, however, was anything but straightforward.

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Chilli and Lime Gin: A Fiery Sensation

Our first creation, the Chilli and Lime Gin, was designed to put the heat of chilli at the forefront. By infusing the gin with chilli and releasing capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide), the active component in chilli peppers, we achieved a bold and intense flavour that leaves a delightful burning sensation on the palate. This drink is perfect for those who love a bit of spice and are looking for a gin that stands out from the crowd. Capsaicin, beyond its ability to add heat, has fascinating properties that we were eager to incorporate into our gin. It is known for its medicinal uses, particularly in pain relief. Capsaicin activates different taste buds, which can make the drink more enjoyable by providing a multidimensional taste experience. This unique characteristic not only adds to the drink’s appeal but also makes it a conversation starter at any gathering.

Lime and Chilli Gin: A Zesty Delight

For our second creation, the Lime and Chilli Gin, we shifted the spotlight to the vibrant and refreshing flavour of lime. This gin features a dominant lime profile, characterized by its bright and zesty notes. To ensure a balanced and enjoyable drink, we added just a hint of chilli and a touch of sweetness, which enhances the lime’s natural zest without overpowering it with heat. This version is ideal for those who prefer a more traditional gin experience with a citrusy twist. The lime-forward flavour is invigorating and pairs beautifully with classic gin mixers, making it a versatile addition to any bar. The subtle chilli undertone adds depth and complexity, elevating the overall taste without stealing the show.


The creation of our Chilli and Lime Gin and Lime and Chilli Gin was a journey of discovery and innovation. What began as an attempt to blend two bold flavours into one harmonious drink evolved into the development of two distinct gins, each with its own unique appeal. By embracing the individual strengths of chilli and lime, we crafted products that not only offer memorable flavour experiences but also highlight the versatility and creativity inherent in the world of gin. Whether you’re seeking the fiery thrill of chilli or the refreshing zest of lime, our new gins are sure to delight your senses and elevate your cocktail game. Join us in celebrating the exciting fusion of these two remarkable flavours, each bottle a testament to the art of gin making and the joy of exploration.

Stay tuned as we explore the world of Matopos Gin, sharing our passion, inspirations, and new
discoveries. Cheers to the future and the exciting flavors yet to come!


& the Matopos Gin Team

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