First Luxury Stay At A Whisky Distillery

6 April 2019

“Whiskey, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.” – Haruki Murakami

And what better way to truly appreciate whisky than by being one of only a handful of people in the world to spend a night sleeping at a whisky distillery. Not close, but breaths away from where the whisky is being crafted.

In a first for Africa, Three Ships Whisky is offering whisky-lovers the ultimate experience of staying at Africa’s only commercial whisky distillery, The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington. Stargaze at night across the open Wellington horizon, uncluttered by buildings and sheltered from city-buzz whilst the whisky quietly slumbers in the maturation cellar right on one’s doorstep.

Thoughtful touches such as whisky-infused products, private seating areas, indulgent dinners, afternoon tea and whisky tasting, complete the unique getaway.

During their stay whisky-lovers will experience the lifeblood of the distillery, the maturation cellar with its ever-present Angel’s Share, be able to stand proud next to the awe-inspiring pot stills that distill the award-winning Three Ships 10-Year-Old Single Malt spirit, and relax with the quiet hums of distillery-life at night.

Guests start their 2-night stay with a gourmet South African braai and after a restful sleep and breakfast, start their Three Ships Whisky distillery experience with a private guided tour of the distillery and food and whisky pairing.  Post some leisure time to stretch out on the comfortable seating areas, indulgent afternoon tea is served with some delicious whisky cocktails followed by an exceptionally paired whisky dinner.

The second morning will arrive far too soon and after a light breakfast, the town of Wellington waits for some exploration of the town, numerous nature walks, and mountain trails.

The Details:

Dates: Various

Bookings: Available from Airbnb

Costs: R10 000 per couple and is inclusive of two nights’ accommodation, all meals, beverages, whisky tastings, tours and experiences at the distillery.

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