Well… MOOKA Rum was founded in 2022 by Lebogang Mooka. The founder and brand owner admits, “I initially wanted to start a brand of gin, but after a few months of doing some research and testing a variety of rum brands I fell in love with Rum. It was really the history behind the product and the process of how it is made, that inspired me.” After doing market research, Lebo identified the knowledge gap in the market and took it upon herself to share knowledge and celebrate this remarkable spirit by introducing her own brand. Lebo giggles: “I think my surname is pretty cool, and so I decided to use it to pay homage to those who came before me.”
Mooka Rum is uniquely hand-crafted, produced from a selection of molasses. After fermentation and distillation, it is gradually enriched with French Oak Wood chip, resulting in a palatable rounded taste with only the distinct original notes of molasses and woody undertones.
Our success is a result of the quality of the product we produce and the service we provide to our customers. We do not compromise when it comes to delivering the best. Passion plays a big role in what we do and how we do it. I have been working with a wonderful mentor/ trained distiller (Johan Pistorius) from Earthbound Distillery - rated the best distillery in South Africa, who manufactures and produces the product for me. The design of the bottle itself is of high quality and tells an authentic story about the brand. Mooka Rum has been tried, tested and approved by a group of well-trained experts globally through spirits competitions and that has really helped with building trust and confidence with our customers.
Gold medal – Aurora International Taste Challenge, 2023
Silver medal – Investec The Trophy Spirits Show 2023
Silver medal – London Spirits Competition 2023 (Highest scoring rum from South Africa)
MOOKA Rum is currently consumed by a wide range of different demographics. From the townships to the suburbs throughout the country.
The brand has grown so fast in the few months that we have been in the game. We have received recognition from international companies, and we cannot wait to make this a global brand… Mooka Rum will soon be a household name.
We are definitely planning to expand the brand with more spirits in the future, and to bring our products to countries outside South Africa. We are currently exploring on different flavors and colors for our next spirit.
Contact person: Lebogang Mooka
Email Address: Lebogang.email@example.com
Contact Number: +27 (0)73 822 2259