Covid-19 forced alot of people to pivot and innotivate to survive. The most creative were the most sucessful.


Kimushki founder, Kim, originally a tourism tech entrepreneur from Cape Town, has always enjoyed a good quality spirit to end off a productive week. Struck by the unfortunate events of Covid-19, she followed her motto of ‘live and let live’ and bravely reinvented herself. Venturing into the craft spirit industry for the first time to create her very own label, ‘Kimushki’, her debut gin is aptly named ‘The Brave,’ it captures the courage, bravery, and strength around its entry into market.

Kim journeyed into creating her envisioned distilled spirit, capturing a smell and taste in a gin so smooth and superior, its patrons will revel in the gentle balance of flavors.

Kimushki’s debut gin, The Brave, is elegantly distilled with grape spirit alcohol using a combination of vapour infusion and vacuum distillation methods. Passion fruit is the heart of this bold ten botanical gin. It is steeped in grape-based neutral spirit for up to three weeks, and further distilled with juniper using vacuum distillation. Aged in first-fill French oak Chardonnay barrels for its signature colour and fruity notes, it imbues a sense of elegance and power.

Ideal for gin-lovers and the aesthetes among us, ‘The Brave’ also makes for an ideal gift, available as 50 ml, a bespoke 500ml bottle and a 1 L refill. Delivery couldn’t be easier thanks to the newly launched online store with delivery available throughout SA.

With so much effort put into the bespoke bottles and with a huge core focus on sustainability, Kimushki has specially created 1 L refills for all customers and stockists. This way, you can save your beautiful bottles and save money, all the whilst making small changes that can help save the environment.

For most people, changing careers and following your dreams is a challenge enough. The passion has obviously already paid off in Kim’s case, with Kimushki launching to almost-instant success with ‘The Brave’ having recently earned the huge honour of a double-gold award in the latest Michelangelo Wine and Spirits Awards 2020 edition.

The Brave is a delicate smooth infusion of passion fruit, grapefruit peel and blood orange, a recognisable, yet sophisticated Gin. Distilled from Grape Spirit and created using a combination of vapour infusion and vacuum distillation methods.

Kimushki encapsulates the spirit of individuality, elegance, and fortitude. Inspired by the age-old tradition of serving aperitifs to ease into the evening and prepare the palate before dinner, Kimushki explores invigorating, yet simple taste sensations to savor with appreciation.

‘Your Time. Your Spirit.’ is the slogan that rings so true for the multi-talented entrepreneur behind Kimushki and this new boutique brand that creates exceptionally distilled small-batch spirits.

For more information and to get your hands on a bottle visit their website https://kimushki.com