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Our History

Copper and Coal distillery Namibia was founded by Andries and Marizaan van Schalkwyk. It all started with a passion for quality and a challenge to make the best product possible.

Our small team does all the work by hand, taking hand crafted to a new level. Our gins are

made by one distiller, each drop done by former owner Andries (van Schalkwyk), himself and now by Jento Eloff. Our small team hand bottle, hand label and hand pack each bottle of craft product leaving the copper and coal distillery floor.

In August 2020, we launched our Forsaken range. This range includes a loyalty card and a Copper Craft Club, supporting local businesses including other liquor craft products in Namibia. This box brings a craft box filled with not only Copper and Coal Distillery products every second month, but also other local handcrafted Namibian products.

On Friday the 11th September, we launched our Arid Vodka. The first Namibian made Vodka. Fermented, distilled, and bottled at our craft distillery in Walvis Bay. Arid, a single grain Namibian Vodka. Double distilled and full bodied, a vodka hand cut to perfection. Each bottle filled and hand numbered in true craft spirit. Small batch distilled in a custom-built column still. This is a true distillers’ cut, bringing out the smoothness and purity in this true Namibian Arid Vodka.

We have worked on the Arid Vodka concept for a long time with product integrity and quality being of utmost importance. We are extremely proud of our truly Namibian Vodka, Arid.

Exceeding all expectations, we launched our Arid Kalahari infused spirit early 2021. A triple distilled spirt gently infused with a combination of Namibian Kalahari Melon seeds, lemon peel and blue pea flowers. Each bottle filled and hand numbered in true craft fashion. The Kalahari melon seeds give the spirt its main flavor profile perfectly complemented by the lemon peel and blue pea flowers. The wonderful color of the spirt is extracted from blue pea flowers.

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