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A Belgian craft distillery with a production unit and a renowned know-how seeks to develop long-term partnerships to produce alcohols (eaux de vie, liqueurs, ...) through a manufacturing agreement or subcontracting

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Drink Technology
Wine and liquors
Distilling, rectifying and blending of spirits


The craft distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Belgium still in activity. The distillery produces eaux-de-vie, liqueurs, gin, etc. to its own brand but also for third parties. As the distillery has underused production capacities, it wishes to establish long-term development and production partnerships in the form of a subcontract or a manufacturing agreement.



With experience in custom distillation for various major well-known spirits brands in the Netherlands, in France, in Belgium,... the Belgian distillery seeks to expand its network of client-partners on the long-term.
The distillery can either produce alcohol on the basis of a pre-established recipe, or support the partner in the development and production of a new recipe.
The alcohols that the distillery produces are aperitifs, eaux-de-vie, liqueurs, genevers and gins.
All alcohols are made from 100% natural ingredients, without the addition of synthetic flavors or artificial colors.
The production tool is underused, and the distillery has production capacities available for production for third parties through a subcontract or a manufacturing agreement.
In terms of packaging, the distillery has a bottling line if necessary. Otherwise it is also possible to send a tanker or IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container).

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The distillery is an artisanal distillery which has remained on a human scale (batch production). The distillery has a remarkable production tool with copper stills Holstein (4 stills of 1000l) and the master distiller has know-how and experience which allows him to develop new products according to demand. The distillery is very innovative and regularly puts new products on the market to its own brand. Several of these products have been awarded: - 3 goldens stars from the Superior Taste Award 2018 for the pear liqueur - 2 goldens stars from the Superior Taste Award 2018 and the World Gin Award in the category “Best Contemporary Style Gin” at London in 2016 for the gin - The golden star “Spirits and liqueurs” Monde Selection 2003 for the lemon liqueur - … The products are made only from first quality raw materials (100% natural, fresh fruit not treated in the case of liqueurs for example) without addition of flavor enhancer and chemical agents. In the case of the development of a new product, the distillery is able of carrying out test productions to validate the product. The distillery has a cellar which also allows aging.

Stage of development

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Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The partner is an enterprise specialized in the sales of alcohols who has a recipe or want to develop a recipe and want to subcontract the production.

Type and size

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SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500