Whisk(y) me to Wellington

Holidays are meant for Insta fabulous things like hot men and whisky tasting. That’s exactly why we couldn’t go to Cape Town without a day trip to Africa’s only commercial whisky distillery. Trust us, it’s oh so posh!

The James Sedgwick’s Distillery in Wellington is the perfect place to take your in-laws (and prove to them you are anything but bourgeois). This picturesque distillery is home to the internationally award-winning range of Three Ships and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky and it’s finally open for VIP tours.

The tastings are limited to 10 people at a time to ensure a personal experience and are offered on Fridays and Saturdays at 10am and again at 2pm. It’s the perfect way to brush up on your whisky knowledge while enjoying whisky cocktails, of course!

A 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 and maturation. Then it’s back to the tasting room for our favourite part of the day (eating and whisky tasting!). Three whiskies paired with five sample dishes allow guests to explore how the flavours of certain dishes complement the aromas found within each particular whisky.

So what are you waiting for? Isn’t this the perfect date spot for your upcoming anniversary?

The cost of the tour is R350 per person. For more information contact The James Sedgwick Distillery (072 415 3440)