Besotted with gin, a lifelong urge to indulge our creative minds and after a yearlong research project on the craft distilling industry, two misfits – Mike Sayers and Jayde Maasdorp – left a combined corporate life of nearly 40 years, jumped on the bandwagon and launched South Africa’s first Old Tom Gin in December 2016.
Our Old Town Gin has been crafted using an Old Tom recipe. We use only the finest Cane Neutral spirit which is distilled once using a unique copper catalyzation process. Each of the 11 carefully selected botanicals are placed in a Carter Head and is distilled in small batches using a modern technique called Vapour Infusion.
New Harbour Distillery is a company of creative scientific individuals who manufacture high quality artisan spirits mainly, Vodka and Gin. Our spirits are handcrafted in small batch using a combination of modern innovative and experimental distilling techniques, which is a more complex way to distil but in the end, produces a product that is vastly more authentic and superior.