The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, home to the internationally award-winning range of Three Ships and Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, opened its doors to the public on September 3, 2016. Open on selected dates and times, it's the only commercial whisky distillery in Africa.
A tourism boost for the town of Wellington and the Western Cape, the whisky distillery is destined to become a major attraction for South African and international consumers to experience first-hand how whisky is made.
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 and 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.
31 August 2016 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editorial assistant