Humble Beginnings

With the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic causing the conventional business of Cape Sidecar Adventures to grind to a halt in early 2020, resident sidecar mechanic, Victor Jansen (aka Vodka Viktor), a distant relative of a Russian émigré to South Africa in the early 1900’s, undertook to keep the workshop staff’s spirits up (literally and metaphorically) by supplying them with his own hand-crafted potions using long-forgotten recipes left behind by this  Russian relation, Uncle Vladimir.

A renowned micro-distiller in the village of his birth, Uncle Vladimir escaped from Russia just as prohibition was being enforced with his prized possession, his own distilling recipes. Vodka Viktor has taken on the challenge to re-introduce these fine recipes with his own secret South African twist. The result is a growing range of hand-crafted masterpieces.