GIN IS OUR PASSION
Moin, we are Yuka & Hauke
Our story begins in the summer of 2017 in our kitchen on the outskirts of Hamburg. A small inconspicuous still and the last remnants of turmeric from the past Zanzibar trip. A nice coincidence that inspired us to experiment! As a qualified biologist, Hauke was able to extract the turmeric flavors and prepare them for our unique gin. Together we created a recipe that amazes even die-hard gin connoisseurs with its extraordinary aromas. That's why we've been distilling gin and more in Hamburg's smallest distillery (right in the Alstertal) since 2020!
The culture and gastronomy scene around the Hamburg Alster is world famous. Here in the rainy north, which looks so completely different from Zanzibar's orange and spice plantations, the people stay down to earth and yet always open to new ideas. There is hardly any other place where young people with good ideas are in better hands than here - no wonder that our incomparable "Tumeric Gin" was created here!
Zanzibar is also known as the "island of spices" - cloves, cinnamon, vanilla and of course turmeric roots grow here naturally and ensure the livelihood of the farmers who cultivate them. The island on the edge of the endlessly wide Indian Ocean lies directly off the coast of Tanzania and offers a completely different world of cuisine and spices than we know in our cold latitudes.
You don't forget Zanzibar
Zanzibar is more than just a destination to get away from it all. We love the cuisine, the people and the nature on the island off the coast of Tanzania. The Indian Ocean stretches almost endlessly behind the eastern beaches - the “edge of the world” is the inspiration and engine for our ideas about gin but also for future projects. With the turmeric-flavored gin from our small still, this attitude to life can be tasted. Nobody before us has dared to use gin with turmeric as the lead botanical in this composition. But the taste proves us right: Our Tumeric Gin creations convince with their exotic turmeric note and so clearly stand out from classic London Dry creations.
And that is how the worlds best gin was created
It was never our intention to get into the gin business ... nor to run our own still. But if you already have a biologist in the house, then you should burn a delicious drop, right? After discovering our turmeric aroma, it was clear that we had found something very special here. As a little trial by fire, we sent a few of our first bottles to experts for tasting so that they could be evaluated. Lo and behold: our Tumeric No. 1 Gin was named the best flavored gin in the world!
Despite the great success and the gigantic demand, we would like to continue to distill gin in our domestic distillery and not allow mass production. Each bottle is distilled, bottled and packaged with Hamburg love - this is how the world's best gin tastes a little better.ORDER NOW