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Articles Relating to Spirit Legislation by Distillique
Articles in this section covers the Legislation applicable to Home and Commercial Distillers - included here is Commentary, Procedures, Advice and Warnings, as well as updates on proposed changes to South African Liquor Laws.
Is Home Distilling Legal in South Africa?
Until Distillique came along, and actually started educating South Africans about LEGAL Home Distilling, the common perception was that we CANNOT Legally Distill at home. Distillique was the first company to start informing people that YES, you can Legally Distill at Home, and this is how you do it. The founding principle of Distillique was Hobby and Home Distilling, and from there we ventured into the arena of Commercial or Craft Distilling.
Can I start a Commercial Craft Distillery?
Starting a Commercial Craft Distillery in South Africa is possible, it is viable, it is profitable, and it is feasible. But one thing it is NOT, is easy. There are many different laws, governmental departments, organizations, and people involved, and the processes differ a LOT from Province to Province, and even sometimes from Municipality to Municipality.
Our aim with articles in this section is to help new entrants into the Commercial Craft Distilling Industry to navigate these challenges, and be able to start up quickly and efficiently, with the least possible number of mistakes or wasted time, effort and money.
15 articles in the category: Legislation
Is Glitter and Colorants Legal in Gin?
Published : 10-07-2020 08:22:26 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Legislation , Spirit Enhancement
We regularly get queries from new or existing Crafters about what is and is not allowed in Gin. This article seeks to answer one of the common questions - Can I add Colorants or Glitter to Gin?
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.
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?
American Whisky in South Africa - Legal or not?
Published : 31-01-2020 07:28:20 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Craft Spirits , Legislation
With more and more American Whiskies being exported and now available in South Africa, the question needs to be asked ... Are these products Legal or not?
How do I Legally Distill at Home in South Africa? - Part 3: Record Keeping
Published : 29-01-2020 11:34:48 | Categories : Home Distilling , Legislation , Miscellaneous
Part 3 of three Articles dealing with Legal Home Distilling in SA, deals with the keeping of Distilling Records by the Home Distiller. Distillique has done its utmost to make this as easy as possible.
How do I Legally Distill at Home in South Africa? - Part 2: Registration
Published : 29-01-2020 10:16:59 | Categories : Home Distilling , Legislation , Miscellaneous
In Part 1 of the series of Articles, we looked at the Still Requirements for Home Distillation. Here in Part 2 we talk about the actual registration process.
How do I Legally Distill at Home in South Africa? - Part 1: Stills
Published : 29-01-2020 08:45:09 | Categories : Home Distilling , Legislation , Miscellaneous
In Part 1 of 3 Articles dealing with the Legality of Home Distilling, we look at Stills. What type of Still are we allowed to use, what are the requirements, and where can I get a Legal Still.
As a Craft Distillery, how do I work with the Department of Agriculture?
Published : 23-01-2020 13:39:00 | Categories : Commercial Distilling , Craft Spirits , Legislation
How do I make sure that the products I want to sell as a Craft Distiller is Legal and Safe? How do I get my products approved for the local market? How do I deal with the Department of Agriculture?