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South African gin inspired by little girl’s cancer battle

A South African gin maker has paid homage to his daughter’s fight back from cancer in a new product.

Martyn Mills was inspired to create Gem Pink Gin after his daughter, Gemma, was diagnosed with leukaemia. It was designed to represent her story of “love, hope, courage and strength” and capture her “colourful spirit”.

The bottles are decorated with a portrait that Gemma created during an art therapy session as part of her cancer treatment and are finished with glass stoppers imported from the Czech Republic.

Made in conjunction with Distillers & Union in Cape Town, Gem Pink Gin is made using South African botanicals which have health and wellbeing benefits for women, including rooibos, honey bush extract and buchu. Its rosy glow comes from pinotage red grape skin extract, which is blended with the gin.

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