Khanyi Mbau now has her own gin – and this is what she had to say about it

Khanyi Mbau (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo)
Khanyi Mbau (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo)

Cape Town - South African actress Khanyi Mbau has decided to venture into the alcohol industry and the Queen of Bling might just be taking over this festive season.

Speaking to DRUM the TV personality told us a little more about the inspiration behind her shimmering pink gin.

“The Gin is called I AM Khanyi, an undiscovered language of consistency,” she explained.

The pink gin comes in a glass bottle and the gold labelling was designed in partnership with the company Copper & Malt with the assistance of Nicole.

“Nicole kept us fully involved in the whole process right from concept design through to which flavor profiles would work. The gins were designed specifically to suit our personas, style and personalities,” said the She is King actress.


“The Gin industry has grown in South Africa and has become such a great platform to invest your money in,” explained Khanyi when asked why she decided to venture into the gin industry specifically.

“Unlike property and art, the alcohol industry is much more fun and is affordable for me at the moment.”

The ‘I AM Khanyi’ gin, will be available from 1 December across South Africa throughout various liquor stores and a 750ml bottle will retail for about R389- R399.

Khanyi who recently served us heat sporting a white bikini said that the gin goes beyond the alcohol,

“I also want my name attached to everyone’s celebratory moments! I want people to be happy,” she said. 

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