Arbikie, Richland Rum & Cachaça Da Tulha at the Whisky & Spirits Live Festival

Arbikie, Richland Rum & Cachaça Da Tulha at the Whisky & Spirits Live Festival


Arbikie is the first single-estate distillery in Scotland to produce both white & brown spirits using traditional Scotch distilling methods and equipment. All their spirits are copper pot distilled to ensure the same quality & standing enjoyed by Scotch whisky globally.

Arbikie Wheat Vodka has the character of Haar – a soft, rolling and freezing coastal fog that frequently blankets the farm and distillery. Arbikie Haar is distilled from Zulu Wheat grown on the Arbikie estate producing an incredibly smooth vodka with hints of caramel.


Tattie Bogle Potato Vodka ultra-smooth, world award-winning Potato Vodka that is distilled from a combination of Maris Piper, King Edward and Cultra potatoes, grown on the Estate.


Arbikie Chilli Vodka uses Chipotle Chilli’s from Scotland’s first chilli farm, Chillilicious. Fresh chillies are soaked in our award-winning potato vodka until there is a perfect blend of spice and flavour. There are no extracts or flavourings in our chilli vodka.


Arbikie Strawberry Vodka Arbikie’s 2017 Vintage Fresh Strawberry Vodka is distilled using fresh strawberries and zulu wheat grown on the family farms on the north-east coast of Scotland.


Arbikie Kirsty’s Gin ‘Kirsty’s Gin’​ made with local sea kelp which won gold at the San Francisco World Spirit Awards


AK’S Gin’ is distilled using fresh honey and wheat farmed at Arbikie, Black Pepper, Mace and Cardamom.






Award-winning American ‘farm to glass’ craft rum is available in South Africa



America’s only single-estate, single-barrel rum is now available in South Africa.

Richland Rum, a family-owned, award-winning rum from Georgia, stays true to traditional rum making standards, with the purest ingredients and a no-rush approach producing quality products.


The brand has been making rum for the past 20 years, using two varietals of sugar cane grown in the sandy soils of the Richland Estate, distilling in copper pots and using oak barrels for maturation.


Because Richland Estate produces sugar cane for use in rum rather than molasses, the agricultural practices are focused on developing the potential flavours of the rum. The sugar cane is processed into cane syrup, then fermented and distilled before being aged in virgin white oak barrels for a minimum of 40 months.


The terroir at Richland – sun-drenched skies and summer rains – creates the optimal growing environment for the raw ingredients, “the stage on which the Richland Orchestra will compose its masterpiece”, according to Ludgero da Cruz and Douglas Oberwortmann, owners of Covert Distributions who are responsible for bringing the brand to South Africa.


“Richland Rum is a family-run business, where years of tradition have created authenticity, and this was recognised by Forbes awarding the title of The Best American Rum for 2018 to the Richland Rum Cask Strength,” da Cruz says.


Today almost all commercial rum is made from molasses, a by-product of sugar refining, rather than the cane syrup used during the 18th and 19th centuries.


“The essence of Richland Rum comes from an age when hands, rather than machines, created products. This is rum which is pure, genuine, it has soul and character.”


Each bottle of Old South Georgia Rum comes with a tag noting its origins – barrel and bottle number and the year it was created. “The term single estate represents the mantra of field to glass – every step of the rum making process is conducted within the same estate, no outside products or ingredients are used,” Oberwortmann says.


Richland Rum practices ultra-high sustainability farming methods as part of their farming practice, which comes not as a cost-saving exercise but with a desire to protect the available resources.


Four expressions of Richland Rum are available in South Africa – Virgin Coastal Georgia Rum, Old South Georgia Rum, Chateau Elan Port Cask Exchange

and Old South Georgia Rum Terrapin Double IPA Cask Exchange.


The rums can be enjoyed at Cause|Effect and the Athletic Social Club in Cape Town and are sold by selected retail outlets including Norman Goodfellows and Bar Keeper.


RSP: R850 Virgin Coastal Georgia Rum

RSP: R945 Old South Georgia Rum

RSP: R1230 Chateau Elan Port Cask Exchange and Old South Georgia Rum

RSP: R1230 Terrapin Double IPA Cask Exchange.







Cachaça Da Tulha, a family run field to bottle farm distils Cachaça, the ‘spirit of Brazil’ which is made from fermented sugarcane juice. It is also known as aguardente, pinga, caninha, Marvada and is the most popular spirit among distilled alcoholic beverages in Brazil and most well-known for its use in the Caipirinha cocktail.