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Elephant Gin joins the Nightcap Brands Portfolio

Published On: 12/05/2023|By |Categories: UPDATES|2 min read|

Nightcap Brands is delighted to welcome Elephant Gin to it’s portfolio of brands.

The Gin

Elephant Gin was founded by Robin Gerlach and Tessa Wienker. They were inspired after spending time in Africa, where they witnessed first-hand the reduction of elephant’s natural habitat for farming and the horror of ivory poaching. The duo decided that they would prefer to create a physical product that people could enjoy and relate to rather than simply establishing a charity, utilising the power of a forward-thinking, socially-minded business.

A keen gin enthusiast, Gerlach began researching African botanicals to combine his desire to see more radical ingredients in gin and maintaining a narrative that suited the project’s inspiration. Botanicals like buchu, devil’s claw, and lion’s tail (plants and herbs native to South Africa), as well as Baobab (the fruit of the baobab tree) and African wormwood, are distilled at a German schnapps distillery. Elephant Dry Gin also features more classic botanicals such as juniper, ginger, elderflower, lavender, cassia bark, sweet orange peel, and more.

The same recipe is used for a navy strength edition, fittingly called Elephant Strength, and there’s also a Sloe Gin.


Elephant Gin has been boosting conservation efforts for Africa’s favourite gentle giants, contributing 15% of all its gins’ profits to elephant conservation.

Up to date, Elephant Gin has donated over €1 Million to its partner foundations. These include the Big Life Foundation, in which Elephant Gin supports the work of the 45 rangers who protect two million acres of wilderness in Kenya, paying for training, salary, and equipment such as rucksacks, tents, and mosquito nets. There’s also The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which rescues and rehabilitates baby elephants that are left behind when their mother dies due to poaching, with Elephant Gin becoming a foster parent of 22 orphaned elephants.

Partnership with Nightcap

On Elephant Gin joining the Nightcap Portfolio, Ciaran McNicholas CEO stated

“We are proud to work with such a well-established brand and one contributing such important work to Elephant Conservation. Aside from the fantastic range of liquids, we are delighted to be able to add another B Corp certified brand to the portfolio as we recognise the importance placed on sustainability, accountability and transparency by today’s consumer”.

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