The gin, made by wine and spirits producer KWV is a botanically unique affair, even in this day and age. Made on a grape base and with Kalahari truffles in the mix, Cruxland Gin was inspired by a trip KWV's Brandy Master (how’s that for a job title) took to the Kalahari desert. There, he stumbled upon the fungus and decided it would probably work well in a gin.
The Kalahari truffle is as rare and exotic as it is aesthetically displeasing. It can only be found at certain times of the year, when rain causes it to swell, creating tell-tale (to experts only) cross shaped cracks in the ground surrounding it.