DISRUPTIVE BRANDS FOR DISCERNING DRINKERS

February, 2019

DISRUPTOR: ROWAN LEIBBRANDT

Top Performing Companies • 7 Feb

Rowan Leibbrandt’s business, Truman & Orange (T&O) is disrupting the local liquor industry. It’s been four years since inception, and the company is growing around 350% year-on-year. T&O currently employs 35 people, with the goal of having 65 employees by the end of 2019.

Briefly tell us more about yourself and your journey thus far.
I spent most of my career in various part of Europe – the UK, Russia (where I met my wife), France, Germany, Portugal and Greece working for William Grant & Sons and Pernod-Ricard in a variety of commercial and marketing roles. My wife and I decided to return to South Africa to start Truman & Orange… 

September 2019

TRUMAN & ORANGE TO DISTRIBUTE BLOEDLEMOEN GIN

Bizcommunity • September

Truman & Orange has announced an investment in South African gin brand, Bloedlemoen, which will see the premium drinks company taking over the sales, marketing and distribution of Bloedlemoen Handcrafted Gin from Lions Head Beverages/Signal Hill Products beginning 1 October 2019…

September, 2019

SEEDLIP NON-ALCOHOLIC SPIRITS LANDS IN SA

House & Leisure • 6 Sept

Seedlip is a premium-priced, non-alcoholic spirit that is often sold as an alternative to gin. It was launched in 2015 by Ben Branson, then a teetotal marketing executive, who created the bitter-tasting drink from distilled produce on his farm in the Chiltern Hills, England. Since then, Seedlip has launched in more than 25 countries…

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