The allure of whisky has been around for centuries and the vision of pioneering distillers has led to whisky now being produced around the world from countries such as South Africa, Taiwan, Australia and even Sweden.
World Whisky Day is celebrated on 20 May and marks a special day in the global calendar to rejoice in the enchantment of whisky. You too can share in the joy by spending a day exploring the internationally award-wining, proudly South African whiskies at Africa’s only commercial whisky distillery.
From 19 to 21 May at 10am, The James Sedgwick Distillery, situated in Wellington only an hour’s drive from Cape Town’s city centre, will offer an exclusive whisky tasting and tour of the distillery.
Explore seven of the finest in the range of Three Ships and Bain’s Cape Mountain whiskies with master distiller Andy Watts which will include the limited release and world’s first Three Ships 15-Year-Old Pinotage Cask Finish, a grain whisky aged for 15 years not yet released and a sneak preview of the soon to be launched Three Ships 10-Year-Old Single Malt 2006 vintage.
The tasting includes a whisky cocktail served on arrival, a tour of the distillery and maturation warehouses and a take-home goody bag. After the tasting and tour you can purchase some of the whiskies to continue the enjoyment at home or to share it as a gift, signed by Andy. All purchases on the day will receive a 10% discount.
Cost is R350 per person and booking is essential as tickets cannot be purchased at the distillery. For bookings visit www.webtickets.co.za