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This Gin transports us into the world of "Out of Africa", that Oscar-winning film from 1985 by Sydney Pollack. The Hollywood epic about the Danish writer Karen Blixen, which tells of her life, her love and her failure in Kenya in the early years of the 20th. Century, lured millions of people into the cinema and moved them to tears. Unforgotten is the scene in which she is invited to say goodbye from Africa in a club reserved for men of the British colonial masters in the port city of Mombasa.
While writing, screenwriter Kurt Luedtke certainly thought of the Mombasa Club founded in 1885, which was an essential part of the colony's social life. It was here that the members met and not only exchanged news from home but also talked about the Gin they enjoyed here. This was an exclusive Gin from England, which was specially distilled and bottled for the club.
Until today the Mombasa Club 3]] a nostalgic reminder of the spirit of those romantic, adventurous, but also feudalistic pioneers of 19th century English colonialism. century. The Mombasa Club Strawberry Edition is the result of a new market trend of fruity Gins. At the same time, this strawberry-flavoured Special Edition preserves the personality of a classic London Dry, whose formula dates back to the late 19th. century.
Description of Mombasa Club Strawberry Edition
Mombasa Club Strawberry Edition
TASTING NOTES OF Mombasa Strawberry Edition :
- Colour: Pink, clean and bright.
- Aroma: Sweet aromas of strawberry and remarkable intensity of floral aromas.
- Taste: Elegant and fresh flavor. Herbal sensations, light citrus, anise tones and botanicals.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: 3 distillations, infusion of strawberries grown in the region and other aromatic herbs.
By the end of the 19th century the British Empire was held the hegemony of the Mediterranean sea, commercial routes and als predominated the bigger part of trading traffic between the Orient and the Occident. People were searching new routes and ways to avoid passing through British areas. But the city of Mombasa right in front of the African island Zanzibar was a point of strategical importance. It was in Mombasa where the first private social club was founded in 1885. Officials of the British East Africa Protectorate used to go there for networking reasons.More about the Producer