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The History of Whisky in South Africa

Three Ships Whisky History

When Andy Watts – the former distillery manager/master distiller at the James Sedgwick Distillery – gave this presentation at a masterclass at Whisky & Spirits Live 2017 in Johannesburg a week ago, I just knew that it demanded a larger audience. With Andy’s kind permission, I am able to share it with all of you. […]






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Whisky Live Festival SA 2016 – All The Info You Need

2016 Whisky Live Festival SA

My favourite time of the year has arrived! Yes folks, it’s whisky season, headlined by the Whisky Live Festival held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 9 – 11 November 2016. You can buy your tickets through TicketPros here. Let’s dive straight into some of the highlights: Meet Malt Masters I’ve very glad to see […]






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It’s Finally Here – Say Hello To Three Ships Single Malt Single Cask PX Finish Whisky!

Three Ships PX Finish close-up

Good things come to those who wait. And boy, have I been waiting… It has been almost two years since I wrote this post asking/pleading/demanding that Distell let Andy Watts release some of the treasures hidden away in the warehouses at the James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, Western Cape. And then earlier in the year, […]






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Three Ships Whisky Have A New Look – We Compare The Old Bottle To The New

The new-look Three Ships whisky range

Distell’s Three Ships Whisky brand just keeps going from strength to strength. Their growing popularity both locally and abroad along with their wins in a host of spirits competitions in recent years has put them in the limelight. Instead of sitting back and relaxing, the team is pushing forward. Andy Watts, master distiller for Three […]






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2014 FNB Whisky Live SA Preview

2013 WLF Independent Bottlers' Challenge Line Up

It’s that time of year again folks! Yup, the 12th FNB Whisky Live Festival is about to roll into Johannesburg and take up residence at the Sandton Convention Centre for another 3 days from 12-14 November. What can you expect at Whisky Live this year? As usual, there is plenty on the go from workshops […]






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C’mon James Sedgwick Distillery, Bottle It Already!

The James Sedwick Distillery - Home of Three Ships and Bain's Whisky

The James Sedgwick Distillery has been making waves around the globe. In the last two years they’ve walked away with several accolades and awards, most noticeably the Whisky Magazine’s World Icon Award for the distillery itself as Brand Innovator in 2011, World’s Best Blended Whisky (the Three Ships 5 year old – 2012) and World’s […]






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