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KAKIRA DISTILLERY

HOME TO UGANDA'S FINEST SPIRITS

From the lush banks of the River Nile and the sunny climate of Lake Victoria comes a new range of award winning spirits developed in Africa.

Introducing Kakira…

About Us

About

Kakira Distilery can be found in Jinja, Uganda nestling alongside Kakira Sugar Works where cane sugar has been produced by the same family for over 70 years. Gin has long been popular in this country, and building on this heritage we’ve created a range of premium spirits to share with the rest of the world. We believe that it’s time high time to put Africa firmly on the map as a producer of truly exceptional drinks.

DISCOVER THE SECRET...

Unbeknown to many outside of this region, gin and other spirits have been made here in East Africa for almost 100 years. Our uniquely fertile land and perfect growing climate create the ideal growing environment for the natural elements that make up a perfect drink.

Our secret can remain hidden no longer. Kakira Distillery is now ready to share with you its spirits that come with a truly unique provenance and heritage.

Our Spirits



Kakira Vodka

Gold medal winner at the European Spirits Challenge.

Kakira Vodka uses the same base pure sugar cane alcohol blended with water from Lake Victoria that has undergone a rigorous 8 step filtration and purification process, including UV purification. It’s then chilled to 4 degrees and passed through charcoal filters twice to give you one of the smoothest and purest vodkas you can find.

Kakira Vodka
40% Alc/Vol

Kakira Gin 47

Bronze medal winner at the European Spirits Challenge

Kakira Gin 47% is the stronger export brother of our 40% Gin. Again it combines our pure sugar cane alcohol with a unique blend of botanicals steeped in our copper pot still for 16 hours before re-distillation. With the exception of the juniper, all the botanicals are grown on the Kakira Estate, including ginger, lemongrass, coriander , black pepper, bitter orange peel and cardamon. Kakira Gin works perfectly in cocktails or served neat.

Kakira Gin
47% Alc/Vol

Kakira Gin

Bronze medal winner at the European Spirits Challenge

Kakira Gin combines our pure sugar cane alcohol with a unique blend of botanicals steeped in our copper pot still for 16 hours before re-distillation. With the exception of the juniper, all the botanicals are grown on the Kakira Estate, including ginger, lemongrass, coriander, black pepper, bitter orange peel and cardamon. Kakira Gin works perfectly in cocktails or served neat.

Kakira Gin
40% Alc/Vol

Kakira Silver Rum

Silver medal winner at the European Spirits Challenge.

Kakira Silver Rum is pot distilled in single batches and aged for a minimum of 30 months utilizing a solera aging system. The rum is first aged in single-use American Bourbon barrels before being transferred into Spanish Sherry casks. After completing the aging process, the silver rum is carbon filtered to remove the colour before bottling.

Kakira Silver Rum
40% Alc/Vol

Kakira Gold Rum

Gold medal winner at the European Spirits Challenge.

Kakira Gold Rum is distilled in a similar manner to our Silver Rum, but is aged for a minimum of 3 years and includes a higher percentage of Spanish Sherry aged rum, and the addition of rum that’s further aged in 500 liter Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks. Kakira Gold Rum is then lightly filtered using only large micron particulate filtration to preserve its colour and flavor.

Kakira Gold Rum
43% Alc/Vol

Wild Crane Gin

Wild Crane Premium Gin is made using the traditional Ugandan “Waragi” recipe with the finest home grown ingredients.
Wild Crane Premium Gin is the “Waragi” that embodies the emblem that unifies the magical spirit of Uganda.

Wild Crane Gin
40% Alc/Vol

THE JOURNEY...

We begin right at the beginning. In the fields. Our sugar cane flourishes under the hot African sun. The sugar cane is gathered and turned into the finest natural sugar granules. Fermentation brings us the alcohol. Then we bring together the optimum combination of traditional techniques and cutting edge production to create a consistently outstanding set of drinks that will hold their own in whatever setting you choose to enjoy them.

Home grown sugar cane

On the shores of Lake Victoria, our sugar cane flourishes in ideal growing conditions

DEVELOPED BY PEOPLE WITH A PASSION

Our range of spirits took seven years to develop through the dedicated work of our internationally renowned master blender and his team.

Copper Pot Distilled Gin / Charcoal Filtered Rum & Vodka

We use only the very best methods for creating that perfect pure taste.

Bottled

Keeping it local. Our beautiful and unique bottles are also sourced for you from East Africa

The Applause...

We entered a range of our spirits into the widely acclaimed European Spirits Championships in May 2022. In a blind testing competition, our spirits delivered no less than four medals including two golds. A truly remarkable result for a new entrant from a very different corner of the world.

Contact

Keep In Touch

Tel: +256 (0) 434-121-318
+256 (0) 332-342-100

HEAD OFFICE- Madhvani Building,
Plot 25, Main Street, P.O Box 54,Jinja- UGANDA

Kampala Office - Block 4, 102
Bugolobi Hardware City, Mulwana Road.

info@kakiradistillery.com
www.kakiradistillery.com

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Breaking news: Very soon you’ll be able to enjoy Kakira Spirits in the UK, imported by our partners Alfa Spirits (UK) Ltd. Watch this space for the latest updates!