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POETIC LICENSE DISTILLERY APPOINTS 2 NEW SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS

Head Distiller, Renaldo Fourie, who spent time in England at the UK based Poetic License Distillery in order to learn the ropes, explains that he fell in love with the process of distilling during his years at an agricultural school in Jan Kempdorp, and was soon distilling anything that had the potential to yield alcohol. He followed this with his BSc from Stellenbosch University with a focus on Specialised Oenology. After graduating he worked at Gentleman Spirits (Triple Three distillery) in Stellenbosch before taking up a position as a Distillation Technologist for Distell. During his time with Distell Fourie completed his Diploma in Distilling through the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and was a content author for the Brandy module for the IBD. He is currently busy with my Master’s degree in Distilling through the IBD.

Fourie says that South Africa’s gins can compete on the global stage, with Poetic License standing tall amongst them. The Poetic License gins offer a flavourful, bold, fragrant and balanced gin.”

The Poetic License gins, which include Northern Dry, Old Tom, Strawberries & Cream, and Fireside Spiced Gin, are botanical-heavy to make sure the flavours come through undiluted – with hand crushed “wild” botanicals making the distilling process a true craft.

In addition to the regular range of gins, Russell Foster, owner of Poetic License Distillery South Africa, says that the distillery will be producing limited batches of gin “rarities” on occasions. “In the UK Poetic License periodically produces a new batch of limited release gins liqueurs in a unique flavour, with only 1000 bottles available. These usually sell out within a week due to tremendous demand and no further batches are ever produced in that same flavour. At Poetic License Distillery South Africa we will also produce rarities using the unique botanicals found in this diverse country.”

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