Mahala Botanical – South Africa’s own Seedlip

Mahala Botanical is an impressively promising local addition to the booming no- and low-alcohol beverage category.

Apremium, triple-distilled non-alcoholic spirit produced in South Africa, Mahala is rooted in a farm-to-glass philosophy and imbued with the flavours of Cape fynbos.

Despite being a small independent local brand, the drink has drawn international acclaim by winning the 2020 trophy medal for Best Low/No-Alcohol Spirit at the prestigious Michelangelo International Wines & Spirits Awards, in the same year of the product’s launch. At the time, Mahala
was still in a clear bottle with a handwritten label.

The local brand has recently expanded distribution to the UK.

The brains behind Mahala Botanical is Capetonian Danielle Schoeman, one of the country’s few female master distillers. The spirit, alongside a handful of other small brands, is produced in the craft distillery she owns in Cape Town.

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