Take a tour of Africa’s only commercial whisky distillery

South Africa is home to the continent’s only commercial whisky distillery, the James Sedgwick Distillery in the Western Cape. The home of Three Ships Whisky and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, which have won international awards, the distillery is open to the public, who can experience the art behind beautifully crafted whisky on African shores.

Nestled in the picturesque Boland town of Wellington, an hour’s drive from Cape Town’s city centre, newbies and connoisseurs alike can indulge in a one-of-a-kind experience that includes tasting a few whiskies.

Tastings and tours are usually limited to 10 people, but during the festive season, 20 may do a tour. On arrival,…
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Take a tour of Africa’s only commercial whisky distillery

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky Honoured as Best in the World

Master distiller Andy Watts has been a key contributor to many firsts for South African whisky, including the creation of its first single grain whisky - Bain’s.

Master distiller Andy Watts has been a key contributor to many firsts for South African whisky, including the creation of its first single grain whisky – Bain’s.

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky has had quite a run of brilliance: it launched in NYC a couple of weeks ago, took gold at the 2015 New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC) and…
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