In South African English, the word "muti" is derived from the Zulu word umuthi, meaning "tree," whose root is -thi. Muti has been fashioned by traditional healers since the dawn of Africa, to soothe the afflictions of our people, from the outlandish to the ordinary.
Inspired by botanical remedies and our African tradition, we have expertly crafted this citrus styled gin from only the freshest umuthi. Rich, complex and refreshing, let it soothe & rejuvenate the soul.
Our 2 main coastal fynbos botanicals are:
Ghôkum and Ooskusmalva. Carpobrotus Edulis/Deliciosus or Ghôkum is a ground-creeping plant with succulent leaves, native to South Africa. It is also known as highway ice plant or sour fig (suurvygie). This is our Western Cape botanical that we buy from the Sakmanne.
Pelargonium Capitatum or Ooskusmalva is found along the Southern and Eastern Cape of SA. Its habitat is usually beach sand or other well-drained sandy soils. It is cultivated as a source of essential oils.
1. Local pick-up: You can collect your order at the distillery (Firgrove, Somerset West).
Cost: Free Times for pick-up: Monday to Friday between 10:00 – 15:00. (Closed on public holidays.) Important: No mask, no collection.
2. Shipment via our courier partners
Main centres: 2 – 4 working days
Economy courier (main centres: Joburg, Pretoria, Durban, and Cape Town) FREE for orders over R500; R65 for orders less than R500
Regional & remote areas: 4 – 8 working days
Economy courier (regional and remote areas) FREE for orders over R500; R65 for orders less than R500
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Appearance: Clear with slight blue tinge Aroma: Aromatic notes of Juniper, lemon zest & coriander open up into sweet and salty olive finish. Taste: Herbal but sweet initial taste adds depth to the silky smooth burst of fresh fruity and citrus flavours. Aftertaste: Long and lingering with hints of salty Ghôkum, finished by warming ginger. Recommended Serve: Double dose of Muti (50 ml) and 200 ml legit Indian tonic. Garnish: Lyme & Thyme coz it rhymes but more importantly it's the perfect pairing for a Muti G&T.