Blackstrap Craft Distillery:
Based in Kwa-Zulu Natal, on the East Coast of South Africa, our distillery is situated amongst the rolling sugar cane fields, a stone throw from the golden beaches of Ballito and warm water currents of the Indian Ocean.
The name Blackstrap Craft Distillery, pays homage to the regions rich history of sugarcane farming & sugar refining industry. During the process of refining sugar from sugarcane, a by-product is created through boiling cane juice to harvest sugar crystals; namely molasses or treacle, also known by its trade name, Blackstrap, a viscous substance, rich in natural sugars, vitamins & minerals.
Locally sourced Blackstrap molasses, serves as the base material for our distillery’s fermentations & alcohol products. Through the process of fermenting the natural sugars found in the molasses & distilling it through our 5 plate, 100L column still, named ‘Blackstrap Bill™’, we are able to produce a limited volume of high quality, small batch alcohol products.
Our distillery has the ability to produce a range of alcohol products, including Gin, which requires a second distillation & vapour infusion process, done in our 100L single batch, Ginning still, named ‘Blackstrap Betty™’.