About Distillers Union

Distillers Union is a collective of like-minded craft brewers and distillers. Located at 415 Albert Road, Woodstock, it is a working brewery and distillery where the public can view the artisans in action. It also houses a tasting room and bar for gin making sessions, tastings and cocktails.

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Our History

The premises allows small batch distillers to rent a space at the fraction of the cost of their own premises, to draw on the expertise of other distillers and to create product visibility. Distillers Union also produce spirits for other small brands as well as companies in need of their own house brands. Distilled in our multi-column copper still, which can be used to manufacture any spirit.

Our Founders

The founders of the Distillers Union are Simon von Witt and Warren Harries-Jones. Friends since childhood, they have both been involved in the craft brewing industry for the past seven years. As independent distillers and brewers they understand the costs and complexities involved in bringing a brand to market.

Our Brands

Simon von Witt founded and ran the Woodstock Gin Company, he recently sold the company to a large distributor and is now creating a new range of gin, vodka and rum, called 5 Pence. He is also developing a tonic water and non-alcoholic G&T called James Benson.

Warren Harries-Jones founded Dragon alcoholic ginger beer seven years ago. It is a naturally fermented, alcoholic ginger beer, with a distinct fiery burn. An established brand, it is available in many bars and bottle stores countrywide. Warren is launching a range of handcrafted spirits and mixers under the brand name Cold Fusion. The range is made using a unique distilling method called cold fusion, where the base spirits are boiled at room temperature in a vacuum. This allows for a smoother spirit with a more intense flavour profile, greater consistency and precise flavour specifications.

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A working brewery and ginnery where the public can view the brewers in action

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Gin-making prices

R90

R120

R600Includes a branded copper straw.

Spices for your drinks

R150

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These brands are all being produced on site at the moment. Brands that will be distilled in our stills include Mayine and Spry, owned by young black entrepreneurs in Khayelitsha.

Our Location

415 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915

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