Elzette Kirstein, Majamela Distillery

Welcome to DrinksBiz Radio, a beverage industry podcast. Our guest is Elzette Marais owner and distiller of Majamela Distilleries in Polokwane. Polokwane is about 2 hours drive north of Tswane and about 2 hours drive from the Zimbabwe border. Polokwane is a thriving city that services the Limpopo province. Neels Marais started home distilling about 25 years ago. Recently his daughter Elzette caught the distilling bug and joined him in the little venture. Today Majemela is a fully licensed commercial distillery. The surrounding farmlands are very fertile and the father and daughter team distill whatever seasonal fruit they can get their hands on. Commercially they produce a range of gins as well as an alcoholic shake. This dairy-based ready-to-drink product is unique and definitely one of a kind in South Africa. Majamela is currently looking for distribution partners across South Africa. You can find more information at: https://www.facebook.com/flockingGin/https://www.facebook.com/MajamelaShakes/