The Cape of Storms Distillery Co. – Cape Town’s only dedicated craft rum distillery
Cape of Storms Distillery Co is Cape Town’s only dedicated Craft Rum Distillery and Tasting Room from where the four-member Meiring family – Dylan, Mark, Antoinette and Bianca runs their business.
“The entire process – from conception, branding, label and packaging design to fermenting, distilling, bottling and final labelling is done by ourselves on site,” says Mark. “We have pioneered a modernized adaptation of a centuries-old Caribbean rum-making technique. This is combined with strong African blackstrap molasses (sourced from KZN) to produce small batch rums that are smooth and contain zero sugar, no additives and no artificial flavourants.
Their rum is produced from only four ingredients; molasses, water, yeast and yeast nutrients. Mark explains: “The molasses fermentation, which has no added sugar, is allowed to complete and is then left to rest for an additional period to develop more flavour. The rum is double distilled: firstly, in our big 760L still, affectionately known as “Big Jack”, followed by a second distillation in “Little Elaine”, our 100L column still.” Finally the rum is bottled and labelled on site.
The Cape of Storms Distillery Co. range of three rums consists of The Great White Rum, Fyn Botanical Rum and Oak Infused Rum.
The inspiration for the name Cape of Storms Distilling Co. comes from the Meiring family’s ties to the Cape: the branding was inspired by the lighthouse at Cape Point and the connection to the ocean and maritime trade… truly creating a storm in the rum industry in South Africa!
The distillery also runs a small coffee shop from the tasting room, which is a perfect place to visit after the rum tasting. View the menu
- We strive to operate in an environmentally manner through energy and waste reduction regimes and focus on supporting local producers for our Distillery needs and also those of our Tasting Room and Cafe/Coffee Shop.
- Our premises are perfectly positioned to host events, markets and functions. We are also able to offer contract distilling to people who would like to start their own rum brand.
- The impact of covid-19 on our business has been massive, with three alcohol bans in less than ten months. We decided to create our Home Tasting Kits which offer customers the convenience of ordering online should they not be able to attend a Rum Tour and Tasting at our Distillery in person: https://www.capeofstormsdistillery.com/online-store/Home-Tasting-Kits-c52939483
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