Six Dogs Blue Gin derives its name from the Blue Pea Flower (Clitoria Ternatea), an antioxidant and aphrodisiac in traditional medicine. As chance would have it, ‘Blue’ is also the name of the smallest dog in our pack of six. The infusion of Blue Pea gives the Gin its striking colour, while the alchemy of this unusual botanical is further revealed when the Gin is mixed with a good tonic, changing the colour to light pink.
We discovered Blue Pea while traveling in Indonesia and it now grows on our farm in De Wet, where Six Dogs Distillery is based. Pelargonium and other botanicals used in this Gin are also grown and harvested on the farm, which is of course home to our faitful six dogs. The colour is entirely natural and will fade over time. Six Dogs Blue is best stored in its box or, once opened, in the fridge. It is best enjoyed in the company of friends and family.