Established in 1886, the James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, produces the award winning Three Ships range and the Bain’s whiskies. Admired brands amongst locals.

Last year, for the first time in its 130 year history, this iconic distillery opened its gates to the public for tours and pairings. They conduct 2 sessions per day, at 10:00 & 13:00 for a maximum of 10 guests per session and under the condition that booking is prearranged electronically via Webtickets.

The tour I a full 3 hour plan that includes a welcome drink, whisky background explanation, a short video, a malting / milling demonstration in which you are participating, distillation (column + pot), maturation / blending and tasting.

Tasting options include two crisp pairings, 3 savoury pairings and two sweet pairings. At the Micro Distillery you can create your own 50 ml blend using a scale replica of the James Sedgwick Distillery and the overall visit includes a meeting with the master distiller.

Master Distiller, Andy Watts, is only the 6th manager at The James Sedgwick Distillery since it was established in 1886. His passion, skill and curiosity continues to set the bar for South African whiskies and innovation in the whisky industry. This promises a first-hand sharing of knowledge and love.

The range of South African whiskies will be available to purchase at the end of the tour and tasting. Limited release whiskies, only available at the Distillery, will from time to time be offered for purchase to continue the extraordinary experience you had at home or to share the moment with someone special in the form of a gift.

No bookings can be made at the distillery or on arrival.


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