Bloedlemoen (pronounced ‘Blue’d Le Moon’) is a South African gin made from the luscious Tarocco Blood Orange, and proudly boasts as the first Blood Orange Gin in the World. Bloedlemoen Gin was conceptualised in 2015 by sommelier, Pierre Strydom, chef, Mike Jones and wine maker, Stefan Coetzee. The founders spent the first two to three years selling their gin to friends and family off the back of the quintessential South African mode of transport: their bakkie. When Lions Head Beverage Company took a share in October 2017, Bloedlemoen began to rise above the myriad gins produced in our relatively young local market and took its rightful place as a quality South African gin to keep an eye on.
Bloedlemoen (Blood Orange) is a handcrafted, small batch Gin from a meticulous selection of ten natural botanicals : Juniper, Blood Orange, Orange Peel, Grains of Paradise, Coriander, Cassia, Nutmeg, Liquorice Root, Cardamom, and Angelica Root. A classic London Dry style with a twist, the nose is led by citrus notes, light Juniper, and spicy floral nuances. The Juniper is balanced by the sweet spiciness of Nutmeg, Cardamom and Cassia. The Grains of Paradise add mouthfeel and the gin ends with a lingering Blood Orange aftertaste. Label illustration by the world renowned miniatures artist, Lorraine Loots.