The Helden Distillery’s story starts about 20 years ago when, at the age of 17, our Lead Distiller, Pieter van Helden was first exposed to the concept of distillation. After falling in love with what the distillation process can do, he gradually matured from producing hobby level fruit brandies (locally known as “mampoer”) to focusing on the art of whisky. With a passion for Africa and innovation the concept of African Style Whisky was born in 2017, and the Helden Distillery was founded in 2018.
With the name Helden meaning “heroes”, this distillery marries the best of the founders’ heritage and their love of South Africa.
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