On the evening of the 21st of August 2019 at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town the inaugural SA Craft Gin Awards were held in partnership with Checkers LiquorShop and Barker & Quin Tonic Water. The awards acknowledge and celebrate the finest craft gins that our country has to offer with over 110 entries this year.


Some drinkers believe that gin is best enjoyed during warm, sunny weather. This a far from the truth. The folks from Phantom Gin will be the first to tell you that gin is meant to be enjoyed year-round. 


On the evenings of Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June the Knysna Wine Festival took place at The Premier Resort – The Moorings in Knysna to an enthusiastic group of international tourists, athletes and locals alike.


Each year the Knysna Wine Festival celebrates the ever-evolving local liquor scene and lately, gin has been captivating the local market with new exciting distilleries and brands entering the market each year. South Africa now boasts an impressive 260 locally crafted gins!


This year’s 14th Knysna Wine Festival will not only showcase quality South African wines but local produce as well, sharing a Taste of the Garden Route with the world.


Phantom Gin is one year old this month! It seems quite surreal that it has only been a year and what a year it has been. From launching in May last year to a warm welcome from our customers to working with incredible people in the industry we are so excited for this next year.


We have curated a few refreshing and celebratory Phantom Gin cocktail ideas for you try this weekend. Shake up your gin drinking experiences and relax into the weekend with these cocktail ideas.


Phantom Gin with its beautiful frosted bottle the rose gold highlights and hand illustrated gift box all combined with its magical story and mysterious origins, makes for an incredibly romantic gift this Valentine’s day.


Visit these stores to purchase your bottle of Phantom Gin in the gorgeous seaside town of Plettenberg Bay. Sip on a G&T while whale watching!


The Negroni, a classic Italian gin cocktail which was invented circa 1919 in Florence, Italy. According to Imbibe Magazine it was created at Caffe Rivoirewhich is still open and serving to this day. Gin Foundry states that it was invented at Caffe Casoni by a man named Count Camillo Negroni whose family opened the Negroni Distillery in 1919. We don’t mind who invented it, we are just thrilled to be able to enjoy this bittersweet sensation.