The Noon Gun canon stands on Signal Hill above the town centre in Cape Town, known in South Africa as The Mother City. Its daily firing is South Africa’s oldest official tradition. You can always tell who the new tourists in town are, because the big bang at noon sends them scrambling under sidewalk restaurant tables. To Cape Town residents, the daily boom signals lunchtime. Originally, the daily white plume of smoke from the barrel of the Noon Gun was used by ship’s captains at anchor in Table Bay as a way of keeping accurate time on board. By so doing they were able to determine Longitude accurately at sea. We put an extraordinary amount of care into crafting this quirky blend – which for the past 12 vintages has won numerous awards and a legion of fans around the world for its balance and zesty concentration.