Pieter de Bod
We are delighted to welcome Pieter as judge and Panel Chair.
With 25 years in the distilling industry, Pieter’s range of experience spans the category.
In 2011 he moved to KWV as General Manager, responsible for the production of white and brown spirits, liqueurs and the R&D function. He has been their General Manager, Spirits since 2020.
He confesses to be passionate about pot and column distillation, spirit blending, new product development and wine and spirit tasting and judging.
As a spirit maven, his passions are evident in his achievements, with KWV winning numerous awards for Best Brandy and Cognac and Brandy Producer of the Year at ISC and IWSC. KWV also brought home the award for Best South African London Dry Gin two years in a row for KWV Cruxland Gin.
It’s an honour to have Pieter join the SA Craft Gin Awards.