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Distillery 031

The port city of Durban on the east coast of South Africa is the central theme of the brand Distillery 031. The unique city has a charm that is reflected in its inhabitants. The down-to-earth feeling is fascinating and it manages to capture the collective energy of the colorful cultures and individuals living in Durban. Everything from Bluffs Millennium Tower and iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium to world-class beaches.

It all started with Andrew traveling to Scotland in 2000. There he visited many distilleries which aroused his interest in the craft behind the production of single malt whiskey. Stored rum was always the first-hand choice for Andrew when traveling around the United States. In 2007, Andrew got the license to start distilling and the process of creating the unique beverages started. In a backyard garden, Andrew built a micro distillery in an area surrounded by one of the world's largest sugarcane plantations.

In 2008 Distillery 031 was founded by Andrew Rall and the name of the distillery comes from precisely 031 being Durban's area code. It's not hard to understand why Andrew likes Durban, the place has incredible energy and amazing people living in a climate that is open to creative opportunities.

Andrew Rall

In 2008 Distillery 031 was founded by Andrew Rall and the name of the distillery comes from precisely 031 being Durban's area code. It's not hard to understand why Andrew likes Durban, the place has incredible energy and amazing people living in a climate that is open to creative opportunities.

Many of the residents who have taken root in Durban have contributed to a unique combination of mash-up of, for example, music, traditions, food and language. This has resulted in a fusion of charisma and character that is difficult to find elsewhere.

Durban is also known as Surf City, with some of the best waves in the world.
Andrew's passion for creating a drink through high-class craftsmanship offers you a distinct Durban flavor and an experience that lets you travel there on a taste journey, from source to sip.

Our gin from Distillery 031

Heart of Darkness from Distillery 031