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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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2017 Whisky and Spirits Live – The Whisky List and Exhibitor Guide

Whisky & Spirits Live - WTF Guide

A few days back I revealed the list of Independent Bottler’s Challenge whiskies that would be available at the 2017 Whisky and Spirits Live Festival in Johannesburg from 8 – 10 November, and now I can share the rest of the whiskies that will be available at the show. Not only that, but the number […]






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Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky Is Coming to America!

Bain's Whisky In America

It was bound to happen. You simply can’t keep something this good to yourself. Yep, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is going global baby! As I type this, Andy Watts – master distiller at the James Sedgwick Distillery (home of Bain’s and Three Ships whisky) – is winging his way to the good ol’ US of […]






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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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FNB Whisky Live Festival 2013 Preview Q&A with Andy Watts

Andy Watts, Three Ships master distiller, will be at the 2013 FNB Whisky Live Festival

What better way to kick off my series of Whisky Live previews this year than with a local whisky hero, Andy Watts, who is the master distiller at the James Sedgwick Distillery in the Western Cape – home of Three Ships and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky. WTF: Hi Andy, what is your take on Whisky […]






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Your Guide to the 2013 FNB Whisky Live Workshops

Dave Broom - Renowned whisky writer

Another year, another FNB Whisky Live Festival! With the Cape Town leg gone and the addition of Soweto things are certainly a bit different to previous years. One thing you can count on at Whisky Live though are excellent whisky workshops hosted by whisky folks who are at the top of their game. This year […]






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