Look, we’ll never tell you not to mix your own gin and tonic. Ask the average consumer what their opinion about RTD’s (Ready-To-Drink) is and you’ll definitely get mixed reviews. But that’s a conversation for other day.
If you’re a gin fan like us, you’ll know that G&T’s have recently become a joy to experience. It’s great to have so much variety isn’t it! However, with so many craft gins coming up in the South African market, sometimes it just makes the gin choosing job that much harder. Think about it, remember all those times you had to make a bottle store run for a braai or picnic you’re attending, every time you stood there trying to make a decision between all those gin brands, after much deliberation you choose one and then…oops! They’ve run out of tonic so you need to dash to another store. Such an inconvenience!
So, if you’re looking for something easy and full of flavour which tastes as good as your favourite gin brands, already mixed for you, ready to crack open and enjoy, look no further. A sexy tasty ready mixed gin and tonic is here! We give you CopperFox Premium Gin and Tonic. Headed up by Johannesburg partners in life Nicole Warden and Jonathan Buirski, CopperFox Gin and Tonic steals our hearts with its refreshing taste, natural flavours and sexy packaging, ready for you to pick up at your local store. Putting gin and tonic in one bottle is a no brainer so CopperFox should be in your fridge and on your lips for many reasons. Here’s the story behind the brand: 10 things you should know about CopperFox Gin and Tonic.
THE STORY BEHIND THEIR NAME AND LOGO IS OH SO COOL.
We were sitting in the distillery and it just popped into my head. With the connotations being that Copper Stills are the best for distilling Gin and the Fox because its craft (y). The fox is an incredibly resourceful animal and a skilled hunter. Which is exactly what we did. We went to great lengths to find the best botanicals and ingredients to ensure that we produce a harmonious premium G&T.
NO FLAVOURINGS OR COLOURANTS ARE ADDED!
We love gin, and are purists at heart too, but in our opinion, there was a big gap in the market for a G&T that is already mixed, premium, all natural with no flavourings or colourants which generally gives it that “fake” taste. Often we would go out, dragging our gin, tonics and garnishes with and we would often end up leaving everything there. Sometimes you just need to have a few drinks available, which are already perfectly crafted and ready to drink.
IT’S MADE IN JOBURG’S HUB OF CULTURE, MABONENG “PLACE OF LIGHTS.”
The gin is distilled for us at Time Anchor Distillery in Maboneng. The 13 African Botanicals are complimented by the tonic that we had made for us which was designed to enhance the botanicals in the gin. The quinine in the tonic is imported from Congo. It is natural quinine, and you can definitely taste a difference in that too. The bottling day is quite a lengthy process. Trust me, as much as we love gin, doing blending tastes at 7am on a Monday morning is hard work.
THE COPPERFOX GIN AND TONIC TEAM IS BAE’D UP.
The founders are myself, Nicole Warden, and Jonathan Buirski. We are partners in Copper & Malt Distribution and CopperFox, but also partners in life. We both have a sales background. Jonathan having been in the liquor industry for 15 years and I come from the medical industry. I always have had creative ideas, and the marketing aspect of a brand is what drives me. What makes us unique? We started Copper & Malt Distribution and started our own brand to market, CopperFox Gin & Tonic, a mere six months from the day we met, otherwise I would have to say we are just quite down to earth and definitely have a “work hard play hard” outlook on life.
THEY ARE WORKING ON IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY.
We are busy working on two concepts that will include giving back to the environment. The other to offer opportunity for newly graduated individuals to get into the exciting and challenging industry of distribution and sales.
THE COPPERFOX DRINKER IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE.
The discerning individuals. The individuals that think outside of the box. The independent. The confident and bold who like experiencing something new and don’t like sacrificing on quality.
YOUR HEALTH IS TOP PRIORITY.
As mentioned, we do love our gin, but nothing was available that was convenient that didn’t taste artificial. As it is, we already consume so many preservatives, flavourants and chemicals, which is what gives off that artificial flavour. So we were adamant on delivering a product that you could not tell the difference on whether it was mixed already or if it were poured separately.
THERE ARE SOME SPECIAL THINGS THAT GO INTO EVERY BOTTLE.
Of the 13 botanicals, the truly unique ones are Rose Geranium, Sea Figs, Honeybush and Citrus. They all work together to deliver a gin that suits an array of likings and tastes.
YOU CAN ADD WHATEVER YOU WANT AND IT WILL STILL TASTE GREAT.
CopperFox Gin and Tonic is great over some ice, with a wedge of grapefruit and a sprig of fresh Rosemary, or you can pop this straight into the bottle too. If you don’t have garnish, you can just get them ice cold and enjoy as is! That’s the best part of CopperFox I think, it’s so versatile.
THE TEAM ARE BUSY BUSY WITH MORE OFFERINGS FOR DISCERNING LIKERS OF THINGS.
We are working on another variant of CopperFox to add to the range, and one or two other tricks up our sleeves. We are also expanding the distribution business quite extensively, focusing on the five other craft gin brands we do sales for too.