B1 - ONLINE Craft Distillery Business Planning Workshop

R 6,800.00

R 6,800.00
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This complete Online and Interactive Workshop will allow you to gain the knowledge you need to compile your own Craft Distillery Business Plan and Cash-flow Budget, determine the Breakeven and ROI (return on investment) targets for your Craft Distillery, as well as the funding requirements for your Craft Distillery.

PLEASE NOTE: The C1 - Introduction to Distilling Course, or any other Distillation Course done in the past, is recommended for attendance to this course.

Learners from outside South Africa:

To ship your printed course manual (i.e. more than 700 pages on C10) to your physical address costs us quite a bit more.

Please use this link for ordering the course on the international platform and to pay through PayPal.

Learners inside South Africa and Namibia:

Course Contents


  • Introduction to Distillique, SACDI and RealCraft
  • What is Craft Spirits?
  • Benefits of SACDI Membership
  • Benefits of RealCraft Membership
  • Unpacking the B1 - Craft Distilling Business Course

National Liquor Products Act

  • National Liquor Act Regulations and Designations
  • Grape Spirit, Brandy, Husk Spirit and Related Categories
  • Whisky, Malt Whisky and Blended Whisky Categories
  • Cane, Rum, Gin and Vodka Categories
  • Unspecified Spirit and Mixed Spirit Categories
  • Grape and Spirit Liquors
  • Addition of, Removal of, and Restricted Substances
  • Labels and Labelling Requirements
  • Keeping of Records and Sample Analysis
  • Table 3,4,5 of the National Liquor Products Act
  • Table 6 of the National Liquor Products Act
  • Table 7 to 13 of the National Liquor Products Act

National Liquor Act

  • National Liquor Act and Definitions within the Act
  • National Liquor Policy
  • Registration as Manufacturer and Distributor
  • Compliance with the National Liquor Act
  • Offences and Penalties within the National Liquor Act
  • National Liquor Policy Council
  • Regulations and Notices
  • General Provisions

SARS External Reference Guide to the Spirits Industry (NEW SECTION)

  • Introduction to SARS Spirit Policy
  • Broad Overview of the SARS Spirit Policy

Department of Agriculture (NEW SECTION)

  • Liquor License Certificate Application
  • A-Number Application
  • Label Approval Process and Health Warning
  • Product Approval Process
  • Export Approval Process

Roadmap to a Craft Distillery (EXPANDED SECTION)

  • Requirements during Product Development
  • Identifying the Right Location (Zoning, Business Rights, Size, Peripherals)
  • License Application Process
  1. Micro Liquor Manufacturing License
  2. Provincial Distribution License
  3. National Distribution License
  4. On Premises Consumption License
  5. Off Premises Consumption License
  • Inspections (Building, Health and Safety, Fire and Police)
  • Financial Feasibility Study
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Project Planning
  • Timelines and Procedures
  • Market Research
  • 20 Step Plan

Distillery Design (EXPANDED SECTION)

  • Introduction to Distillery Design
  • Use of Multiple Stills in a Commercial Distillery
  • Space Factors in Distillery Design
  • Distillery Flow
  • Distillery Areas
  • Practical Factors in Distillery Design
  • Distillery Equipment
  • Distillery Infrastructure
  • Income Factors in Distillery Design
  • Peripheral Income Streams
  • Space Utilization
  • Marketing Factors in Distillery Design
  • Location
  • Ambiance

Making a Success in Craft Spirits

  • Distillery Purpose and Philosophy
  • Characteristics of Highly Successful Craft Distilleries
  • Personal Requirements to be a Successful Craft Distiller

Financial Analysis (EXPANDED SECTION)

  • Introduction to Cash Flow Analysis
  • 2 000 Bottle per month Gin Production Facility (working from purchased Neutral)
  • 1 500 Bottle per month Rum Distillery (working from Molasses)
  • 2 000 Bottle per month Vodka and Gin Distillery (working from Grain)
  • 4 000 Bottle per month Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whisky Distillery (working from Molasses and Grain)
  • 8 000 Bottle per month Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whisky Distillery (Phased approach - 4 Phases)

Craft Distillery Business Plan Template

  • Target Market Differentiation
  • Market Research Strategies
  • Brand and Brand Identity
  • The Importance of "Story"
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Route to Market
  • Brand Assets
  • Festivals and Events
  • Supply Chain
  • Capacity Management (Labour, Equipment and Energy)
  • Legislative Adherence
  • Record Keeping
  • Risk Management
  • Distillery Engineering
  • Distillery Operations
  • Procurement
  • Management and Governance
  • Financial Planning
  • And much much more ...


Please note our terms and conditions for training when canceling a course.

Course Fees include:

  • Printed course manual couriered to you
  • Downloadable presentation slides
  • Access to the learning platform with access to the full set of training videos

You would require:

  • Good Internet connection
  • Preferably a laptop or desktop PC with sound to view the videos (Smartphone screen just too small)
  • Pen and paper to take your own notes
  • You can pause, rewind and replay a video to make sure you do not miss an important part.

Please Note:

Unfortunately, none of the online courses can be canceled after a voucher number or link has been emailed to you.

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David Gadd
Truly Awesome

It is everything I hoped for and more. Well done.

Louis Jordaan
I think it is spot on. wont change a thing

the slides are excellent and to the point. I am glad i went through the whole introduction - learnt a lot already. Presentation is nice and relaxed. Congratulations.

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