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5 Best Whiskey Tastings in Pretoria to try in 2024

Pretoria, South Africa.

05/27/2024

Pretoria offers a variety of venues for whisky tastings that are well worth exploring — from distilleries and whisky bars to tasting rooms.

While Pretoria itself has several excellent whisky tasting spots, we've also included venues within a 2 to 2.5-hour drive from the city, ensuring you have a comprehensive guide to the best whiskey experiences in the region.

Read on to discover our top picks for whiskey tastings in Pretoria. For those looking to expand their tasting journey, you might also be interested in our recent post on whisky tastings in Johannesburg, which features a range of exceptional venues in the nearby city.

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whiskey tasting in pretoria with whiskey glass and pretoria city skyline

5 Best Whiskey Tastings in Pretoria to try in 2024

Pretoria, South Africa.

05/27/2024

Stuart Marsden - Co-founder of Craft Cask

Pretoria offers a variety of venues for whisky tastings that are well worth exploring — from distilleries and whisky bars to tasting rooms.

While Pretoria itself has several excellent whisky tasting spots, we've also included venues within a 2 to 2.5-hour drive from the city, ensuring you have a comprehensive guide to the best whiskey experiences in the region.

Read on to discover our top picks for whiskey tastings in Pretoria. For those looking to expand their tasting journey, you might also be interested in our recent post on whisky tastings in Johannesburg, which features a range of exceptional venues in the nearby city.

Join our community of whiskey enthusiasts! Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on the latest whiskey experiences and events, and gain access to other exciting whisky content.



whiskey tasting in pretoria with whiskey glass and pretoria city skyline

5 Best Whiskey Tastings in Pretoria to try in 2024

Pretoria, South Africa.

05/27/2024

Pretoria offers a variety of venues for whisky tastings that are well worth exploring — from distilleries and whisky bars to tasting rooms.

While Pretoria itself has several excellent whisky tasting spots, we've also included venues within a 2 to 2.5-hour drive from the city, ensuring you have a comprehensive guide to the best whiskey experiences in the region.

Read on to discover our top picks for whiskey tastings in Pretoria. For those looking to expand their tasting journey, you might also be interested in our recent post on whisky tastings in Johannesburg, which features a range of exceptional venues in the nearby city.

Join our community of whiskey enthusiasts! Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on the latest whiskey experiences and events, and gain access to other exciting whisky content.



Key Takeaways

Find whisky tasting experiences to try in Pretoria

In this section, we feature a selection of venues for whisky tasting in Pretoria, including distilleries and tasting rooms.

We’ve provided detailed information about each venue, including the tasting experience and any added perks, such as the ambiance, food options, and other unique features. Find out more below.

During our research, we noted the permanent closure of several venues in Pretoria. If you would like to list your venue or recommend one that we’ve missed, please contact us or leave a comment.



Find whisky tasting experiences to try in Pretoria

In this section, we feature a selection of venues for whisky tasting in Pretoria, including distilleries and tasting rooms.

We’ve provided detailed information about each venue, including the tasting experience and any added perks, such as the ambiance, food options, and other unique features. Find out more below.

During our research, we noted the permanent closure of several venues in Pretoria. If you would like to list your venue or recommend one that we’ve missed, please contact us or leave a comment.



Find whisky tasting experiences to try in Pretoria

In this section, we feature a selection of venues for whisky tasting in Pretoria, including distilleries and tasting rooms.

We’ve provided detailed information about each venue, including the tasting experience and any added perks, such as the ambiance, food options, and other unique features. Find out more below.

During our research, we noted the permanent closure of several venues in Pretoria. If you would like to list your venue or recommend one that we’ve missed, please contact us or leave a comment.



1. The Tasting Room

Location: 198 Long Street, Pretoria, 01813

The Tasting Room brings the flavors, atmosphere, and experiences of a Cape wine tasting to Gauteng. They offer a variety of tastings, ranging from traditional wine, cheese, and olives to unique pairings like coffee and macarons. 

When it comes to whiskey, there selection is limited to a Jameson Whiskey Tasting, including Jameson Irish Whiskey, Jameson IPA Edition, Jameson Stout Edition, and Jameson Select Reserve

For more information or to book a tasting, visit The Tasting Room website and use the contact form, or call them at 087 821 7708.

1. The Tasting Room

Location: 198 Long Street, Pretoria, 01813

The Tasting Room brings the flavors, atmosphere, and experiences of a Cape wine tasting to Gauteng. They offer a variety of tastings, ranging from traditional wine, cheese, and olives to unique pairings like coffee and macarons. 

When it comes to whiskey, there selection is limited to a Jameson Whiskey Tasting, including Jameson Irish Whiskey, Jameson IPA Edition, Jameson Stout Edition, and Jameson Select Reserve

For more information or to book a tasting, visit The Tasting Room website and use the contact form, or call them at 087 821 7708.

1. The Tasting Room

Location: 198 Long Street, Pretoria, 01813

The Tasting Room brings the flavors, atmosphere, and experiences of a Cape wine tasting to Gauteng. They offer a variety of tastings, ranging from traditional wine, cheese, and olives to unique pairings like coffee and macarons. 

When it comes to whiskey, there selection is limited to a Jameson Whiskey Tasting, including Jameson Irish Whiskey, Jameson IPA Edition, Jameson Stout Edition, and Jameson Select Reserve

For more information or to book a tasting, visit The Tasting Room website and use the contact form, or call them at 087 821 7708.

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  • the tasting room logo
  • drayman's brewery and distillery

2. Drayman’s Brewery & Distillery

Location: 222 Dykor Street Silverton, Pretoria

Drayman’s Brewery & Distillery offers a distinctive experience for whisky enthusiasts in Pretoria. Known primarily for their craft beers, they also distill their own Highveld Single Malt Whisky

While there isn't specific information on whiskey tastings, Drayman’s encourages visitors to sample their Highveld Single Malt independently. Tours of the brewery are available, providing insights into traditional German brewing techniques and the chance to converse with the brewmaster.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the Drayman’s Brewery & Distillery website and get in touch via their contact page or you can call 012 804 8800.

2. Drayman’s Brewery & Distillery

Location: 222 Dykor Street Silverton, Pretoria

Drayman’s Brewery & Distillery offers a distinctive experience for whisky enthusiasts in Pretoria. Known primarily for their craft beers, they also distill their own Highveld Single Malt Whisky

While there isn't specific information on whiskey tastings, Drayman’s encourages visitors to sample their Highveld Single Malt independently. Tours of the brewery are available, providing insights into traditional German brewing techniques and the chance to converse with the brewmaster.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the Drayman’s Brewery & Distillery website and get in touch via their contact page or you can call 012 804 8800.

2. Drayman’s Brewery & Distillery

Location: 222 Dykor Street Silverton, Pretoria

Drayman’s Brewery & Distillery offers a distinctive experience for whisky enthusiasts in Pretoria. Known primarily for their craft beers, they also distill their own Highveld Single Malt Whisky

While there isn't specific information on whiskey tastings, Drayman’s encourages visitors to sample their Highveld Single Malt independently. Tours of the brewery are available, providing insights into traditional German brewing techniques and the chance to converse with the brewmaster.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the Drayman’s Brewery & Distillery website and get in touch via their contact page or you can call 012 804 8800.

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Find whisky tasting experiences near Pretoria

In this section, we explore whisky tasting experiences located within a 2 to 2.5-hour drive from Pretoria. These venues offer a perfect opportunity for a day trip or a weekend getaway, providing a broader range of tasting options outside the city limits.

We’ve included detailed information about each venue, highlighting the unique aspects of their whisky tastings, the variety of whiskies available, and any additional amenities they offer. Explore these exciting whisky destinations near Pretoria below.

Find whisky tasting experiences near Pretoria

In this section, we explore whisky tasting experiences located within a 2 to 2.5-hour drive from Pretoria. These venues offer a perfect opportunity for a day trip or a weekend getaway, providing a broader range of tasting options outside the city limits.

We’ve included detailed information about each venue, highlighting the unique aspects of their whisky tastings, the variety of whiskies available, and any additional amenities they offer. Explore these exciting whisky destinations near Pretoria below.

Find whisky tasting experiences near Pretoria

In this section, we explore whisky tasting experiences located within a 2 to 2.5-hour drive from Pretoria. These venues offer a perfect opportunity for a day trip or a weekend getaway, providing a broader range of tasting options outside the city limits.

We’ve included detailed information about each venue, highlighting the unique aspects of their whisky tastings, the variety of whiskies available, and any additional amenities they offer. Explore these exciting whisky destinations near Pretoria below.

  • wild about whisky tasting room
  • wild about whisky logo

3. Wild About Whisky

Location: Auldstone House, 506 Hugenote Street, Dullstroom, 1110

Wild About Whisky is a renowned whisky bar and retail outlet located in Dullstroom, about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Pretoria. It boasts the largest whisky menu in the southern hemisphere, featuring over 1,200 whiskies from 20 countries, including Scotland, Ireland, the USA, Japan, Taiwan, India, Tasmania, and South Africa.

The bar offers tutored tastings in whiskies and other premium spirits, with 45 cleverly arranged tasting themes to guide you through their extensive selection. This provides a comprehensive and enjoyable way to explore the rich variety of whiskies available. 

They also appear to offer mobile tastings via The Whiskey Rebellion covered in a previous post. 

Due to high demand, Wild About Whisky operates on a first-come, first-served basis and no longer accepts reservations. For more information, visit the Wild About Whisky website or contact them via email (info@wildaboutwhisky.com) or phone at 013 254 0066.

3. Wild About Whisky

Location: Auldstone House, 506 Hugenote Street, Dullstroom, 1110

Wild About Whisky is a renowned whisky bar and retail outlet located in Dullstroom, about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Pretoria. It boasts the largest whisky menu in the southern hemisphere, featuring over 1,200 whiskies from 20 countries, including Scotland, Ireland, the USA, Japan, Taiwan, India, Tasmania, and South Africa.

The bar offers tutored tastings in whiskies and other premium spirits, with 45 cleverly arranged tasting themes to guide you through their extensive selection. This provides a comprehensive and enjoyable way to explore the rich variety of whiskies available. 

They also appear to offer mobile tastings via The Whiskey Rebellion covered in a previous post. 

Due to high demand, Wild About Whisky operates on a first-come, first-served basis and no longer accepts reservations. For more information, visit the Wild About Whisky website or contact them via email (info@wildaboutwhisky.com) or phone at 013 254 0066.

3. Wild About Whisky

Location: Auldstone House, 506 Hugenote Street, Dullstroom, 1110

Wild About Whisky is a renowned whisky bar and retail outlet located in Dullstroom, about 2 hours and 30 minutes from Pretoria. It boasts the largest whisky menu in the southern hemisphere, featuring over 1,200 whiskies from 20 countries, including Scotland, Ireland, the USA, Japan, Taiwan, India, Tasmania, and South Africa.

The bar offers tutored tastings in whiskies and other premium spirits, with 45 cleverly arranged tasting themes to guide you through their extensive selection. This provides a comprehensive and enjoyable way to explore the rich variety of whiskies available. 

They also appear to offer mobile tastings via The Whiskey Rebellion covered in a previous post. 

Due to high demand, Wild About Whisky operates on a first-come, first-served basis and no longer accepts reservations. For more information, visit the Wild About Whisky website or contact them via email (info@wildaboutwhisky.com) or phone at 013 254 0066.

4. The Helden Distillery

Location: Kopjeskraal Rd, Parys, 9585

Helden Distillery is a South African whisky distillery located in the picturesque Vredefort Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage area. Known for its innovative spirits and African-style whisky, the distillery produces unique whiskies finished on non-traditional woods, such as Camel Thorn. Their main products include Single Malt and African Bonfire Whiskies, as well as other spirits like gin, vodka, and limited edition brandy.

Helden Distillery offers a variety of tasting experiences. The Tour & Paired Tasting includes a small distillery tour and a tasting of four Helden products with paired snacks. The Deductive Tasting provides a unique experience where the founding distiller demonstrates how to deduce an in-depth product flavor profile, featuring up to two products.

You can book a timeslot for your tasting on their website, or learn about Helden Distillery’s story. or visit their website to learn more about the distillery. Reservations for their restaurant need to be made separately via their contact page. You can also reach them for inquiries at info@helden.co.za or use their phone number (078 399 6758) to call or WhatsApp them directly.

4. The Helden Distillery

Location: Kopjeskraal Rd, Parys, 9585

Helden Distillery is a South African whisky distillery located in the picturesque Vredefort Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage area. Known for its innovative spirits and African-style whisky, the distillery produces unique whiskies finished on non-traditional woods, such as Camel Thorn. Their main products include Single Malt and African Bonfire Whiskies, as well as other spirits like gin, vodka, and limited edition brandy.

Helden Distillery offers a variety of tasting experiences. The Tour & Paired Tasting includes a small distillery tour and a tasting of four Helden products with paired snacks. The Deductive Tasting provides a unique experience where the founding distiller demonstrates how to deduce an in-depth product flavor profile, featuring up to two products.

You can book a timeslot for your tasting on their website, or learn about Helden Distillery’s story. or visit their website to learn more about the distillery. Reservations for their restaurant need to be made separately via their contact page. You can also reach them for inquiries at info@helden.co.za or use their phone number (078 399 6758) to call or WhatsApp them directly.

4. The Helden Distillery

Location: Kopjeskraal Rd, Parys, 9585

Helden Distillery is a South African whisky distillery located in the picturesque Vredefort Dome, a UNESCO World Heritage area. Known for its innovative spirits and African-style whisky, the distillery produces unique whiskies finished on non-traditional woods, such as Camel Thorn. Their main products include Single Malt and African Bonfire Whiskies, as well as other spirits like gin, vodka, and limited edition brandy.

Helden Distillery offers a variety of tasting experiences. The Tour & Paired Tasting includes a small distillery tour and a tasting of four Helden products with paired snacks. The Deductive Tasting provides a unique experience where the founding distiller demonstrates how to deduce an in-depth product flavor profile, featuring up to two products.

You can book a timeslot for your tasting on their website, or learn about Helden Distillery’s story. or visit their website to learn more about the distillery. Reservations for their restaurant need to be made separately via their contact page. You can also reach them for inquiries at info@helden.co.za or use their phone number (078 399 6758) to call or WhatsApp them directly.

  • helden distillery whiskey tasting with helden single malt
  • helden distillery logo
  • taste of tennessee jack daniels whiskey tasting
  • taste of tennessee logo

5. Taste of Tennessee

Location: Cnr Akkerboom and John Voster, Retail 6 Centurion Gate, John Vorster Dr, Zwartkop, Centurion.

Taste of Tennessee is an American-style restaurant in Centurion, near Pretoria, known for its extensive selection of whiskies and unique dining experience. The venue not only offers a wide range of food and whiskey tastings but also hosts live music events, creating a vibrant atmosphere for guests.

Their whiskey menu features a variety of options, including a dedicated Jack Daniel's range and whiskeys from around the world. Whiskey tasting options include Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, Gentleman Jack, and other unique selections such as Buffalo Trace, Maker's Mark, and Hibiki Japanese Harmony. These tastings provide an excellent opportunity to explore different whiskey flavors and styles.

For more information or to book a tasting, visit the Taste of Tennessee website or use the contact form on their contact page. You can also reach them at 060 783 0051.

5. Taste of Tennessee

Location: Cnr Akkerboom and John Voster, Retail 6 Centurion Gate, John Vorster Dr, Zwartkop, Centurion.

Taste of Tennessee is an American-style restaurant in Centurion, near Pretoria, known for its extensive selection of whiskies and unique dining experience. The venue not only offers a wide range of food and whiskey tastings but also hosts live music events, creating a vibrant atmosphere for guests.

Their whiskey menu features a variety of options, including a dedicated Jack Daniel's range and whiskeys from around the world. Whiskey tasting options include Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, Gentleman Jack, and other unique selections such as Buffalo Trace, Maker's Mark, and Hibiki Japanese Harmony. These tastings provide an excellent opportunity to explore different whiskey flavors and styles.

For more information or to book a tasting, visit the Taste of Tennessee website or use the contact form on their contact page. You can also reach them at 060 783 0051.

5. Taste of Tennessee

Location: Cnr Akkerboom and John Voster, Retail 6 Centurion Gate, John Vorster Dr, Zwartkop, Centurion.

Taste of Tennessee is an American-style restaurant in Centurion, near Pretoria, known for its extensive selection of whiskies and unique dining experience. The venue not only offers a wide range of food and whiskey tastings but also hosts live music events, creating a vibrant atmosphere for guests.

Their whiskey menu features a variety of options, including a dedicated Jack Daniel's range and whiskeys from around the world. Whiskey tasting options include Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, Gentleman Jack, and other unique selections such as Buffalo Trace, Maker's Mark, and Hibiki Japanese Harmony. These tastings provide an excellent opportunity to explore different whiskey flavors and styles.

For more information or to book a tasting, visit the Taste of Tennessee website or use the contact form on their contact page. You can also reach them at 060 783 0051.

Final thoughts on whiskey tasting in Pretoria

Pretoria offers a variety of whiskey tasting experiences for both novices and seasoned enthusiasts. From the unique distillery tours at Helden Distillery to an extensive tasting room experience at Wild About Whisky, there is something for everyone. We hope you have found the perfect spot to enjoy a whiskey tasting with friends or family.

For those looking to find more whiskey tastings in South Africa, check out our guide on whiskey tastings in Johannesburg for more exceptional venues. Additionally, our post on whiskey tastings in the Western Cape covers a range of tastings from Cape Town to the Garden Route.

If you're interested in hosting your own whiskey tasting event, our guide on how to host a whiskey tasting provides all the tips and information you need to create a memorable experience.

Stay informed about the latest whiskey tastings and events by subscribing to our newsletter. Join our community today to receive updates and access exclusive whisky content.

Final thoughts on whiskey tasting in Pretoria

Pretoria offers a variety of whiskey tasting experiences for both novices and seasoned enthusiasts. From the unique distillery tours at Helden Distillery to an extensive tasting room experience at Wild About Whisky, there is something for everyone. We hope you have found the perfect spot to enjoy a whiskey tasting with friends or family.

For those looking to find more whiskey tastings in South Africa, check out our guide on whiskey tastings in Johannesburg for more exceptional venues. Additionally, our post on whiskey tastings in the Western Cape covers a range of tastings from Cape Town to the Garden Route.

If you're interested in hosting your own whiskey tasting event, our guide on how to host a whiskey tasting provides all the tips and information you need to create a memorable experience.

Stay informed about the latest whiskey tastings and events by subscribing to our newsletter. Join our community today to receive updates and access exclusive whisky content.

Final thoughts on whiskey tasting in Pretoria

Pretoria offers a variety of whiskey tasting experiences for both novices and seasoned enthusiasts. From the unique distillery tours at Helden Distillery to an extensive tasting room experience at Wild About Whisky, there is something for everyone. We hope you have found the perfect spot to enjoy a whiskey tasting with friends or family.

For those looking to find more whiskey tastings in South Africa, check out our guide on whiskey tastings in Johannesburg for more exceptional venues. Additionally, our post on whiskey tastings in the Western Cape covers a range of tastings from Cape Town to the Garden Route.

If you're interested in hosting your own whiskey tasting event, our guide on how to host a whiskey tasting provides all the tips and information you need to create a memorable experience.

Stay informed about the latest whiskey tastings and events by subscribing to our newsletter. Join our community today to receive updates and access exclusive whisky content.

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