When Michael Ward sets himself a goal, he will reach it. His charisma, passion, determination and energy are like an electric spark, inspiring people around him. He goes about his goals like a mountaineer, set to climb Mount Everest.

In 1991 Michael wanted a distillery license and run a distillery. It took him 18 months of negotiation to convince the Government of his good character and professional ability. In 1993 his dream came true.
He now runs a successful distillery with his wife Alla. They produce 81 different kinds of snaps, brandies, whiskeys and liqueurs.

Michael’s favourite liqueur is the “Wild Forest Plum Liqueur” which is made from the famous Davidson Plum.

He and his wife Alla have won 320 international awards for their outstanding distillery skills.

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