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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.
11 articles in the categorie Commercial Distilling
Micro Liquor Manufacturing Licenses - What to watch out for
Published : 17-01-2020 09:02:56 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Legislation , Miscellaneous
Applying for a Micro Liquor Manufacturing License is probably one of the most stressful and frustrating processes you will ever go through. It is made even more so by these pitfalls.
Factors to Consider to Increase the Perceived Value of your Product
Published : 17-01-2020 08:53:26 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Craft Spirits , Miscellaneous
Craft Products play in the upmarket (and therefore expensive) space, and in order to get consumers to buy your product, you need to convince them that your product is worth that spend. How?
Closed Cooling Systems and their Challenges
Published : 16-01-2020 14:50:46 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Distillation , Fermentation , Home Distilling , Miscellaneous
South Africa is an arid country, and more and more we face extensive drought conditions. Distilleries need water to operate. So how do we limit the water we require, especially for cooling?
10 Steps to a Successful Fermentation
Published : 15-01-2020 08:06:05 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Fermentation , Home Distilling
The most basic skill that any distiller - be it a Home Distiller or Commercial Distiller - requires, is how to make a successful fermentation. These are the most basic steps you need to follow.
What makes one Distillery stand out from Another?
Published : 15-01-2020 07:25:57 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Craft Spirits , Miscellaneous
Tours and Tastings are an integral part of any proper Craft Distillery - not just for marketing and sales, but it serves as a peripheral income stream all on its own. How do we do this right?
Turning Waste Potatoes into Profit
Published : 15-01-2020 07:16:33 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Craft Spirits , Fermentation
Beneficiation and Diversification are catch terms these days in many industries - none more so than Agriculture. Turning produce into alcohol is the best value add a farmer can do to his harvest.
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Custom Bottles
Published : 15-01-2020 06:42:31 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Craft Spirits
In the Craft Spirit Market, everyone wants to stand out from the crowd. Be different. Be unique. One approach to this is Custom bottles, but is that always a good idea?
Distillery Waste Management Plan Template
Published : 14-01-2020 14:11:00 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Craft Spirits , Legislation
As part of a Micro Liquor Manufacturing License application process, you will need to submit a Waste Management Plan. Several of our clients had trouble creating one, so we created a standard template