The James Sedgwick’s Distillery in Wellington, the only commercial whisky distillery in Africa and home to the internationally award-winning range of Three Ships and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, is open on selected dates and times. The tastings and tours are limited to 10 people at a time to ensure a personal experience and offered on Fridays and Saturdays at 10am and again at 2pm. Visitors can explore the passion and craftsmanship of South African whiskies, come to understand the art of whisky-making, learn about the rich history of the distillery spanning 130 years and taste some of the world’s best whiskies.
On arrival, guests will enjoy a whisky-cocktail followed by an informative video. A knowledgeable guide will offer an on-foot tour to witness first-hand how the whiskies are crafted through the various stages from raw material to distillation to maturation. Back at the tasting room, the guide will present a tasting of three whiskies paired with five sample dishes which include smoked snoek pâté with green apple, pulled beef with caramelized onion and Chinese BBQ spice, mild blue cheese fennel and celery pate, 70% dark chocolate mousse, and last but not least, pumpkin pie, allowing guests to explore how the flavours of certain dishes complement the aromas found within a particular whisky. All tours and tastings are for over 18’s only. Booking in advance is essential. Book here
For more information contact The James Sedgwick Distillery by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling 072 415 3440