About Us

GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited was the first modern distillery to be established in West Africa. It was established by the pre-independence Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in 1958 as the State Distilleries Corporation for the manufacture of alcoholic beverages by NLCD 207.

It however became a division of the then Ghana Industrial Holding Corporation (GIHOC) in 1968.

In 1980, the Distillery, together with 15 other divisions of GIHOC, was re-registered and incorporated as a Limited Liability Company and a wholly owned subsidiary of GIHOC, under the Companies Code, 1963 (ACT 179).

Following the closure of GIHOC, and subsequently the repeal of the statute incorporating it in 1993, GIHOC Distilleries became and has since remained a Limited Liability Company, wholly owned by the Government of Ghana.

The principal activity of GDCL is the blending and bottling of a variety of alcoholic beverages under the following brand names:

Type of Product               Brands
Gin                                       Castle Dry Gin
Schnapps                            Kaiser
Brandy                                Chevalier
Bitters                                 Mandingo, Herb Afrik
Liqueur                               Takai, Buccaneer  Rum
Vermouth                           Sorrento

These products are blended and bottled with about 60% local raw materials. Currently GDCL has introduced some of its popular alcoholic brands into new packaging (G-Pet and G-Tot). The Products conform to very high international standards. This is evident by the fact that, after critical analysis by the Ghana Standards Board, certificates of quality and merit for the company’s products have been issued.

The products are distributed through a network of distributors throughout the Country. Also three products (Herb Afrik Bitters, Mandingo Bitters and Takai Liqueur) have been registered with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria and are on sale on the Nigeria Market.

The Vision

“We aspire to be the preferred alcoholic beverage company, returning great profit and value to our shareholders”.

The Mission

“To produce and market quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to satisfy our customers and maximize the expectations of our key stakeholders”

Board of Directors

Managing Director / Board Member

Management Staff

Hon. Maxwell Kofi Jumah
Managing Director
Daniel Odame
Technical Manager
Elvis Blankson
Sales and Marketing Manager
Abraham Neequaye
Quality Assurance Manager
John Brobbey
Production Manager
Irene Boatemaa Omane
Assistant Procurement Manager
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