Born and bred in Germany’s Black Forest, home of more than 28 000 craft distilleries, it was no surprise that Rolf Zeitvogel would follow in the footsteps of the generations before him and continued the family legacy of becoming a Winemaker and Master Distiller, like his father and grandfather before him. After completing his studies at Weinsberg in Germany, Rolf wanted to gain international winemaking experience and chose South Africa, working at well-known wineries like Bergkelder, KWV, Buitenverwachting and Blaauwklippen. In 2002 Rolf settled in South Africa permanently and immersed himself into the world of wine and spirits, inspired by years of heritage and knowledge from his roots in Germany and the Black Forest. Rolf enjoys the journey of creating new products and believes that authenticity, the best ingredients, and innovation is key to the ever-evolving liquor industry. He is a partner and Managing Director of Gentleman Spirits, proud distiller of Triple Three Gin, creator of a portfolio of fruit spirits, brandy, husk spirits, whiskey and liquors, all proudly paying homage to his roots. Gentleman Spirits also offers a contracting distilling and product developing service.