Local distillery wins coveted award at international competition

Internationally recognised Hartbeespoort distillery, Incendo Distillery, brought home five awards from the 2022 International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Incendo received highest honours for its Barrel and Bean African Coffee Infused Rum Liqueur, with a gold medal and 95 out of 100 points. The distillery’s Giniper Sloe Gin and Double Barrel Rooibos and Umondi Brandy was awarded a silver medal with a score of 91/100 points. The Giniper Citrus and Fynbos gin received a silver medal with 90/100 and its Bergsoom Bergamot gin received a bronze medal with 89/100.

Award winners were hand-selected from more than 4 000 entrants from 90 countries by a panel of international judges.
All of Incendo’s award winning spirits are individually produced at the distillery in Hartbeespoort. These awards add to a growing list for the distillery, including Best Fynbos Gin at the 2020 SA Craft Gin Awards, and the Trophy winning Rum at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Awards.

“We’re incredibly proud for what our team has accomplished since the founding of the distillery in 2017,” said Owner/Distillery Francois Joubert. “To be recognized on an international level for our hard work and dedication for our true craft is a huge honour.”

The distillery distributes its spirits throughout South Africa, and have exported to eSwatini, Namibia, Botswana and the United Kingdom. It plans to release its first Whisky later in 2022.

Incendo Distillery was born out of Joubert’s lifelong dream to produce spirits that showcase real flavour and character from the South African soil. “Incendo formed relationships with local farmers for some of the unique botanicals it uses not only in Gin, but also Rum, Brandy and Liqueurs. We grow many of our own botanicals at the distillery and believe in sustainable business. Our distillery runs on solar power.”

The distillery will soon launch its first whisky.
For more information, visit www.Incendo.co.za.