About Qualito Craft Distillery

Welcome to Qualito Craft Distillery: A Black-Owned Distillery

Crafted with pride. Poured with pleasure

Craft Producers of Whisky, Gin,Brandy and Vodkas.

“To amble through our fascinating working craft-distillery is to walk in the footsteps of master-distillers Pierre and Loumarie Raubenheimer , who are on their twenty-year-long quest towards the realization of their dream.”

Upon arrival in our historic hometown of Phalaborwa, you will be beguiled by bright sunshine, clean air and the unspoiled beauty of the Lowveld. Be prepared to discover many delicious secrets that are waiting to surprise and delight you here in the beautiful valley where the Ga Selati and Olifants Rivers come together.

No visit to the region can be considered complete without a visit to the Qualito Craft Distillery.

Here, where spirits are meticulously coaxed by hand from grain to glass, just one sip of any one of our meticulously crafted creations will assure you that you have embarked upon a truly delicious and remarkable journey of discovery.

The Distillery has come a long way since the founders began pouring their time and passion into crafting infused vodkas, whisky, brandy, gin and boutique cocktails of uncompromising character and quality. We invite you to come and take your taste buds on a tour through the Distillery.

Inspiring new innovations are always dripping from distiller’s “the bird’s beak.”

When you are drawn back by the tantalizing scent of herbs and exotic aromatics you are almost always certain to discover something new.

Master Distiller Pierre Raubenheimer expresses his passion for his craft like this:

“A true craftsperson puts a big part of themselves into what they do. Time. Learning. Creativity.

If I put something special into every bottle, then people will get something special out.”

Come and see for yourself how and taste what it means to distill with passion.

Book your Qualito Distillery Tour right now and serve yourself a glass full of adventure.

And don’t forget to take home a selection of our handcrafted creations to pour with pleasure at your leisure.

Small Batch. Big Heart

Rallying behind their motto, “Crafted with pride. Poured with pleasure,” and bolstered by a range of outstanding handmade, hand-bottled products, the small batch Distillery is elevating standards of craft distilling, not just in South Africa, but around the world.

A team as unique as the blends it crafts.

Crafting Tradition, Embracing Innovation: Our Distillery’s Journey

In the picturesque heart of South Africa, our distillery stands as a testament to the art of crafting exceptional infused vodkas, whiskey, gin, and boutique cocktails. The journey of our founders, Pierre and Loumarie Raubenheimer, began at the University of Pretoria and flourished into a shared passion for distilling, leading to the establishment of our distillery in Phalabowra in 2005. Pierre, with his rich background in craft distilling, and Loumarie, with her flair for blending traditional and modern organic ingredients, have together created a legacy of unparalleled spirits.

Reflecting Commitment to Diversity and Empowerment

  • Our distillery takes pride in its heritage and its forward-looking approach.
  • Reflecting our commitment to diversity and empowerment, we are now 51% black-owned, marking a significant step in our ongoing journey to reflect the rich tapestry of our community.

Strategic Expansion and Innovative Direction

  • It’s clear from our evolving portfolio that we are exploring the dynamic market of cannabis-infused, mood-enhancing drinks, aligning with a growing consumer preference for healthier, non-alcoholic alternatives.

Invitation to Explore

  • As we continue to innovate and expand our offerings, we invite you to explore the rich heritage and contemporary creativity that define our distillery .
  • With each sip, you’ll discover the dedication, craftsmanship, and pioneering spirit that fuel our journey.
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