OUR STORY

A crafted spirits collection rooted in community

Born out of a passion to share her alchemy creations with her community, Time Anchor Distillery, was founded in 2013 by Owner and Head Distiller, Shanna-Rae Wilby, and her now husband, Warrick Brown. The distillery creates a boutique range of authentically crafted gins, whiskeys, rums and liqueurs in small batches.

 Tucked in the vibrantly trendy heart of Maboneng, the magic melting pot of the inner city, our charming distillery is proud to be Johannesburg’s first distillery distillery, operated under the watchful eye of Fenneck, our beloved distillery cat, of course.
 
 At Time Anchor Distillery, our distillation process is distinctively artisanal, founded in tradition, with a modern twist. Our spirits are a labour of love, intellectual curiosity and the commitment to the art and chemistry of craft distilling.
Shanna-Rae, a completely self-taught distiller, harnesses the skills and techniques from distillers of an old era, labouring over each bottle of spirits we make, so that we can share our commitment to creating an authentic craft movement, and provide truly artisanal spirits.
We offer tours and tastings at our distillery to immerse people in our intriguing gin-making process, that lifts the veil on the mystery of distilling, offering a real understanding of our small batch, artisanal process and the opportunity to explore the pairing and garnish options for our gins to amplify the flavours.
 Time Anchor Distillery is proudly rooted in South African heritage, inspired by innovation, crafted by curiosity and founded on artisanal craftsmanship.