In the alluring and expansive desert of Southern Africa, a rare truffle grows, scarce and wild. 

 

 

Only available for 5 weeks of the year, not farmed but naturally harvested, and dependent on the infrequent rains – 

 

the Kalahari truffle is limited and unpredictable.

 

This indigenous relative of the European truffle is unique, a story and flavour all its own. Elegant, layered and earthy.

Our mission – to showcase this unique essence in the best expression possible.

 

The result – a pair of meticulously crafted, luxury spirits.

 

 

Exceptional origin. Exceptional taste.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalahari Truffle & Wild Honey Aperitif

30% abv.

Unearth the bolder side of the truffle, fully expressing the depth of this elusive jewel. Sweetened only with hand-harvested honey from Kalahari villages in South Africa, and finished with aloe and African citrus. Its golden colour has a flavour profile like none other.


Voluptuous, layered & tastefully sweet.


950 bottles worldwide.

Kalahari Truffle Vodka

43% abv.

Premium African grain vodka delicately infused with Kalahari truffle – the elegant, sensual side of the truffle.


Smooth but sophisticated, with a perfect hint of mystery.


1500 bottles worldwide.

 


Both perfected for sipping neat, over ice, or in a connoisseurs’ cocktail.

 

 

The ingredients we bring together are as premium and pure as the truffle – only the best African producers, each with their own beauty and economic development initiative.


OUR PARTNERS

Bee Loved
Honey

Organic, unprocessed honey from the Kalahari, it comes infused with a true African story of restoration, economic empowerment and environmental renewal.
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Pienaar & Son Distillery

A small and innovative craft distillery in Cape Town backed by over 40 years of distilling technology - a balance of science and art.
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Afrikoa
Chocolate

"We believe that our direct trade partnership, which treats the farmers with fairness, dignity and respect is the future of chocolate."
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What is a Kalahari Truffle?

 

 

Known as Mahupu in Tswana or n’xaba in San, the history surrounding desert truffles stems back thousands of years. Terfezia pfeilii of the Hypogeous ascomycete family, differs from its relative of southern Europe by favouring arid soil. It’s found in dry and semi-arid areas in Southern Africa. Kalahari truffles grow close to the surface and are only visible to the trained eye via cracks in the red soil.

 

 

 

Flavour Profile

 

 

Elegant, layered and earthy, the Kalahari truffle has a textured umami flavour with floral, herbaceous notes and a subtle tannin.

 

What is a Kalahari Truffle?

Known as Mahupu in Tswana or n’xaba in San, the history surrounding desert truffles stems back thousands of years. Terfezia pfeilii of the Hypogeous ascomycete family, differs from its relative of southern Europe by favouring arid soil. It’s found in dry and semi-arid areas in Southern Africa. Kalahari truffles grow close to the surface and are only visible to the trained eye via cracks in the red soil.

Flavour Profile

Elegant, layered, earthy and sensual. The Kalahari truffle has a textured umami flavour with floral, herbaceous notes and a subtle tannin.

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We work with over 15 women-led communities in Botswana to source these elusive gems. Read more about our operations and the meaningful income they provide on our community page.

 


Exceptional origin. Exceptional taste. Exclusively limited.


Unearth the flavour of Africa.

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