On the edge of the Namibian coastal town of Swakopmund is Stillhouse Atlantic, a small artisanal distillery run by owner/distiller Sandy le Roux and trainee distiller, Jackson Shigwedha. Established early in 2017, Sandy has expanded her skills over time and created an innovative product range existing of two gins, a coffee liqueur and aromatic bitters:
- Stillhouse Atlantic Classic Gin has been distilled with various local botanicals, including Boabab fruit, wild hibiscus, hand-harvested Atlantic seaweed and the unique Namibian !Nara Melon.
- Stillhouse Wild is a gentle pink gin, soft and aromatic. Light juniper notes are followed by hints of spicy pink pepper and sweet orange zest, earthy notes of wild rosemary and cascara coffee cherries.
- Stillhouse Umber cold-brew coffee liqueur combines the fiery intensity of Swakopmund-based Two Beards fresh-roast coffee (which is infused drop by drop in a cold drip syphon) with the distilled base spirit of Stillhouse Atlantic.
- Stillhouse Aromatic Bitters are hand crafted by infusing our distilled spirits with carefully selected fruits, berries, herbs and spices. Spices such as cinnamon and allspice are dominated by sweet orange
All products are small-batch craft spirits, created from scratch. Every step is done by hand and on site at Stillhouse, starting with the fermentation and production of our own neutral base spirit up to hand-filling and labelling.
Sandy describes their products as "a labour of love: commitment to the art and the science of craft distilling."