Timm Hogerzeil

is the founder, master distiller and creator of our spirits, responsible for branding and general management. He sees himself as an entrepreneurial anarchist and loves Rum alongside a Cuban cigar.

Timm was born in South Africa, but grew up in Hamburg, Germany and comes from a marketing and media background, but has also sought a connection with reality – farms and raw materials, his customers and a quality product. His desire to succeed came early: German Breakdance champion, Timm pioneered digital video in the mid-late 90’s for top clients all over the world. Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Athens, Paris and New York. Clients included … Puff Daddy, Lauren Hill, George Michael, Animal Planet, MasterCard and opening titles for Hollywood movies. After losing his design firm due to the 9-11 attacks in New York he started a successful, independent production company at the height of the DVD revolution in Europe. www.lichtung.tv

Timm left his last base in Kiev to start producing Rum in Paraguay.

Over 20 countries of living and working experience are now put into creating Jules Verne Rum.