About Us - The People and Silver Creek Craft Distillery

SILVER CREEK CRAFT DISTILLERY is an artisanal distillery tucked away in an old mine building in Randfontein, Gauteng. The state of the art facility has taken over two years of planning, study, sweat and tears to build and is now Africa’s largest dedicated MOONSHINE DISTILLERY. Our SOUTHERN MOONSHINE is hand made in small batches and each bespoke bottle is numbered and personally signed by the master distiller. The owners – Mark and Sharon Taverner are “hands on” in the distillery with Mark controlling product development and production and Sharon controlling the bottling, labelling and despatch. Our SOUTHERN MOONSHINE is made from carefully selected South African grains, including white and yellow corn, crushed wheat and malted barley – this classic “BOURBON/ WHISKEY” mash is cooked and then fermented for several days and then triple distilled to produce a fine CLEAR MOONSHINE. This fine clear grain spirit is then blended and flavoured to produce an award winning range of products that is authentic as it gets. At the recent Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Awards, SILVER CREEK CRAFT DISTILLERY won no less than 5 awards, - a double gold for CLEAR SHINE, gold awards for the APPLE PIE, SALTED CARAMEL and BON FIRE and silver for the CHOCOLATE. Visits to the distillery are by appointment only!

Meet The Team At Silver Creek Craft Distillery

Mark Taverner
Sharon Taverner
Mike Orrey

More on Moonshine Mark Taverner

Silver Creek Craft Distillery founder and chief distiller Mark Taverner knows how to have a good time. Much of his working life has been dedicated to hospitality and it was on this journey that he fell in love with American iconography. During a Harley-Davidson motorcycle tour to the USA in 2014 he noted the rise of craft distilleries and the legal production of moonshine. After two and a half years of study and research - including a stint at Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky - Mark decided to set up his own craft distillery in Gauteng. And so Silver Creek and its Southern Moonshine were born.