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Articles Relating to Commercial Distilling by Distillique
Everything you have ever wanted to know about Commercial Distillation - Legislation, Licensing, Distillery Design, Distillery Operations, Record Keeping, Marketing and much more.
How do I Commercially Distill in South Africa?
This is the question we will try to answer through our articles in this section. The quickest way to get that answer of course is to attend our B1 - Craft Distilling Business Course, but through these articles we will try and answer the most common questions we receive.
In the B1 - Craft Distilling Business Course however, we discuss the applicable Legislation (both governing Licensing and Operations, as well as the actual Spirit Products produced). We look at the Licensing and Product Approval Process, SARS Registrations, the roles of the Provincial Liquor Board, Department of Agriculture (DAFF), the National Liquor Authority (NLA), and of course the South African Revenue Service (SARS). We look at Distillery Layouts and Designs, the Technical Equipment needed, Case Studies of Distilleries we have already set up, Financial Feasibility Studies, Full 3, 5 and 8 year Cash Flow Analysis, as well as a complete Business Plan Template.
Can I make money with a Commercial Craft Distillery?
An important question to be sure, and not one people like to admit to asking themselves. Yes, Craft Distilling and Craft Spirits is (or should be) about the Craft, the Art, the Passion, the Dream. But Dreams don't put a roof over my head or food on my table. There is no point pursuing something which is not going to be profitable. So we will explore aspects like supply, marketing techniques, profitability indicators, diversified and peripheral income streams, Phased or Staged Operational Expansion, Focused Product Development and Marketing Techniques, and much more.
There is NO upside for us as a company to sell equipment to Crafters who fail. It is in our absolute interest to ensure the success of each of our clients, as there success helps us to grow, so we need to make sure that you know what you are letting yourself in for if you choose to join this industry.
28 articles in the category: Commercial Distilling
Different ways in which Still Shape Impacts Spirit Quality
Published : 07-04-2020 07:54:51 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Distillation , Home Distilling
Are all stills created equal? Previous articles have already explored the different still types, but even within the one category of stills - Alembic Stills - not all stills are considered the same.
Choosing Suitable Fermentation Vessels
Published : 07-04-2020 06:40:30 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Fermentation , Home Distilling
Whether you are a Commercial Distiller or a Home Distiller, you need to make a fermentation, and although it might seem obvious, you need a suitable container to ferment in. What is important or not?
Health Warnings on Spirit Labels
Published : 03-04-2020 09:33:12 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Craft Spirits , Legislation
Craft Distillers spend a lot of time and money on labels for their Spirit Products, but even then, sometimes things go wrong. One of the most common mistakes comes in with the Health Warning.
A Little Known Fact - Corked Spirits
Published : 30-03-2020 13:21:28 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Miscellaneous , Spirit Enhancement
We all know, or at least have heard of Corked Wine - more correctly called Cork Taint. But how many of you have ever heard of a spirit being corked?
Bottles and Bottling - What do I need to keep in mind?
Published : 30-03-2020 12:31:40 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Legislation , Miscellaneous , Spirit Enhancement
Thinking of starting a Craft Distillery? You've obviously already envisioned your bottle and packaging, right? But are your dreams and thoughts realistic or not? What do you need to keep in mind?
How to fix a Mechanical Seal on a Boiler Agitator
Published : 30-03-2020 11:45:06 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Miscellaneous , Products
Knowing how to maintain your distillery equipment is important. So if you are struggling with your agitator motor seal, here is how you can fix it yourself in six easy steps.
Can the use of Copper Stills cause Cancer?
Published : 28-03-2020 09:04:56 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Distillation , Home Distilling , Miscellaneous
Recently an Article has been doing the rounds, calling into question the use of Copper in Stills. It has a lot of people asking questions, so here is our answer to them.
How do I Dilute my Spirits?
Published : 31-01-2020 16:28:58 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Craft Spirits , Home Distilling , Spirit Enhancement
A question asked by both Home Distillers and Craft Distillers - How do I Dilute my Distillate down to Drinking Level? But interestingly enough, depending on who asks, the answer is different.