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9 Must-try Whiskey Tastings, Western Cape (2024)

Western Cape, ZA

2024-01-14

The Western Cape, a haven for whiskey enthusiasts, offers a range of tasting experiences that will delight any connoisseur.

From the historic streets of Cape Town to the lush Winelands and the scenic Garden Route, each region presents unique opportunities to explore the world of whiskey with a whisky tasting. Whether you're drawn to the classic flavor profiles of single malt whiskies or curious about renowned South African whisky, there's something for every palate.

Dive into our list to find a whisky tasting experience in the Western Cape to try in 2024.

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9 Must-try Whiskey Tastings, Western Cape (2024)

Western Cape, ZA

2024-01-14

Stuart Marsden - Co-founder of Craft Cask

The Western Cape, a haven for whiskey enthusiasts, offers a range of tasting experiences that will delight any connoisseur.

From the historic streets of Cape Town to the lush Winelands and the scenic Garden Route, each region presents unique opportunities to explore the world of whiskey with a whisky tasting. Whether you're drawn to the classic flavor profiles of single malt whiskies or curious about renowned South African whisky, there's something for every palate.

Dive into our list to find a whisky tasting experience in the Western Cape to try in 2024.

Join our community of whiskey lovers! Sign up for our exclusive newsletter to stay updated on the latest whiskey tasting experiences, and unlock other exciting whisky content.

whiskey tasting in Cape Winelands near Cape Town

9 Must-try Whiskey Tastings, Western Cape (2024)

Western Cape, ZA

2024-01-14

The Western Cape, a haven for whiskey enthusiasts, offers a range of tasting experiences that will delight any connoisseur.

From the historic streets of Cape Town to the lush Winelands and the scenic Garden Route, each region presents unique opportunities to explore the world of whiskey with a whisky tasting. Whether you're drawn to the classic flavor profiles of single malt whiskies or curious about renowned South African whisky, there's something for every palate.

Dive into our list to find a whisky tasting experience in the Western Cape to try in 2024.

Join our community of whiskey lovers! Sign up for our exclusive newsletter to stay updated on the latest whiskey tasting experiences, and unlock other exciting whisky content.

Whiskey tastings in Cape Town Central

Join us as we explore whiskey tastings in the vibrant heart of the Mother City.

Here, you can taste whiskey from a variety of origins, including uniquely crafted whiskeys made in South Africa, Scotch whiskies and many more.  Delve into the exquisite world of whiskey right in the centre of Cape Town.

Whiskey tastings in Cape Town Central

Join us as we explore whiskey tastings in the vibrant heart of the Mother City.

Here, you can taste whiskey from a variety of origins, including uniquely crafted whiskeys made in South Africa, Scotch whiskies and many more.  Delve into the exquisite world of whiskey right in the centre of Cape Town.

Whiskey tastings in Cape Town Central

Join us as we explore whiskey tastings in the vibrant heart of the Mother City.

Here, you can taste whiskey from a variety of origins, including uniquely crafted whiskeys made in South Africa, Scotch whiskies and many more.  Delve into the exquisite world of whiskey right in the centre of Cape Town.

1. The Whisky Lounge - Taj Cape Town City Centre

Location: Wale Street, Cape Town | Price: ~R395-R695

Located at Taj Cape Town, The Whisky Lounge combines old-world charm with an extensive collection of fine whiskeys. With its elegant ambiance, guests can explore a variety of tastings, including Irish and Scottish whiskies paired with gourmet chocolates and desserts. The Around the World tasting features five unique whiskeys complemented by savory canapés.

Each tasting, priced from around R395 to R695, is available daily from 3pm, offering both affordability and a luxurious experience. Visitors can expect to immerse themselves in the diverse world of whiskey, guided by experts in a sophisticated setting.

For more information explore The Whisky Lounge on their website, or in this feature from Kaapstad Magazine, or to book a tasting, contact the bar at 021 819 2111 or via email at restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com

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1. The Whisky Lounge - Taj Cape Town City Centre

Location: Wale Street, Cape Town | Price: ~R395-R695

Located at Taj Cape Town, The Whisky Lounge combines old-world charm with an extensive collection of fine whiskeys. With its elegant ambiance, guests can explore a variety of tastings, including Irish and Scottish whiskies paired with gourmet chocolates and desserts. The Around the World tasting features five unique whiskeys complemented by savory canapés.

Each tasting, priced from around R395 to R695, is available daily from 3pm, offering both affordability and a luxurious experience. Visitors can expect to immerse themselves in the diverse world of whiskey, guided by experts in a sophisticated setting.

For more information explore The Whisky Lounge on their website, or in this feature from Kaapstad Magazine, or to book a tasting, contact the bar at 021 819 2111 or via email at restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com

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1. The Whisky Lounge - Taj Cape Town City Centre

Location: Wale Street, Cape Town | Price: ~R395-R695

Located at Taj Cape Town, The Whisky Lounge combines old-world charm with an extensive collection of fine whiskeys. With its elegant ambiance, guests can explore a variety of tastings, including Irish and Scottish whiskies paired with gourmet chocolates and desserts. The Around the World tasting features five unique whiskeys complemented by savory canapés.

Each tasting, priced from around R395 to R695, is available daily from 3pm, offering both affordability and a luxurious experience. Visitors can expect to immerse themselves in the diverse world of whiskey, guided by experts in a sophisticated setting.

For more information explore The Whisky Lounge on their website, or in this feature from Kaapstad Magazine, or to book a tasting, contact the bar at 021 819 2111 or via email at restaurants.capetown@tajhotels.com

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2. Mitchell's School of Whisky at Mitchell's Scottish Ale House in the V&A Waterfront

Location: V&A Waterfront | Price: R295 - R475

Mitchell's School of Whisky at the V&A Waterfront offers a welcoming and informal whisky tasting experience. With a diverse range of Scotland's finest single malts, guests can embark on a flavorful journey through different whisky regions. The tastings, structured as themed routes, allow for a playful exploration of unique whisky styles and profiles.

The tastings are available from 11am until close every day, with prices ranging from R295 to R475. This approachable pricing makes the world of whisky accessible to everyone, from novices to aficionados. The casual yet informative sessions are perfect for those looking to delve into the rich heritage and flavors of whisky.

For further information read more about Mitchell's Whisky Tasting or to book your tasting you can book online or reach out using their contact details (021 419 5074 or via email at bookings@mitchellsalehouse.co.za). 

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2. Mitchell's School of Whisky at Mitchell's Scottish Ale House in the V&A Waterfront

Location: V&A Waterfront | Price: R295 - R475

Mitchell's School of Whisky at the V&A Waterfront offers a welcoming and informal whisky tasting experience. With a diverse range of Scotland's finest single malts, guests can embark on a flavorful journey through different whisky regions. The tastings, structured as themed routes, allow for a playful exploration of unique whisky styles and profiles.

The tastings are available from 11am until close every day, with prices ranging from R295 to R475. This approachable pricing makes the world of whisky accessible to everyone, from novices to aficionados. The casual yet informative sessions are perfect for those looking to delve into the rich heritage and flavors of whisky.

For further information read more about Mitchell's Whisky Tasting or to book your tasting you can book online or reach out using their contact details (021 419 5074 or via email at bookings@mitchellsalehouse.co.za). 

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2. Mitchell's School of Whisky at Mitchell's Scottish Ale House in the V&A Waterfront

Location: V&A Waterfront | Price: R295 - R475

Mitchell's School of Whisky at the V&A Waterfront offers a welcoming and informal whisky tasting experience. With a diverse range of Scotland's finest single malts, guests can embark on a flavorful journey through different whisky regions. The tastings, structured as themed routes, allow for a playful exploration of unique whisky styles and profiles.

The tastings are available from 11am until close every day, with prices ranging from R295 to R475. This approachable pricing makes the world of whisky accessible to everyone, from novices to aficionados. The casual yet informative sessions are perfect for those looking to delve into the rich heritage and flavors of whisky.

For further information read more about Mitchell's Whisky Tasting or to book your tasting you can book online or reach out using their contact details (021 419 5074 or via email at bookings@mitchellsalehouse.co.za). 

3. Bascule Whisky Bar at the Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront

Situated on the V&A Waterfront, Bascule offers a captivating blend of over 400 whiskies and a selection of the Cape's finest wines. By day, it's a vibrant spot for a light lunch or cappuccino; by night, it transforms into a lively bar with sundowners, music, and tapas dishes like biltong and oysters. The warm wood interior and stylish furnishings of Bascule Lounge create an inviting atmosphere for exclusive whisky tastings.

Bascule's whisky tasting sessions, priced anywhere from R200 to R1000+, are a journey into the art of whisky. The Shared Experience offers group tastings led by sommeliers, while the Connoisseur’s Choice is a more personalized session for keen enthusiasts. Both options provide an hour-long exploration of six whiskies, with food pairings to enhance the experience.

*Bascule Bar is scheduled to reopen in April 2024. For more information about Bascule Bar on the Cape Grace Hotel’s website and Bascule Bar.  

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3. Bascule Whisky Bar at the Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront

Situated on the V&A Waterfront, Bascule offers a captivating blend of over 400 whiskies and a selection of the Cape's finest wines. By day, it's a vibrant spot for a light lunch or cappuccino; by night, it transforms into a lively bar with sundowners, music, and tapas dishes like biltong and oysters. The warm wood interior and stylish furnishings of Bascule Lounge create an inviting atmosphere for exclusive whisky tastings.

Bascule's whisky tasting sessions, priced anywhere from R200 to R1000+, are a journey into the art of whisky. The Shared Experience offers group tastings led by sommeliers, while the Connoisseur’s Choice is a more personalized session for keen enthusiasts. Both options provide an hour-long exploration of six whiskies, with food pairings to enhance the experience.

*Bascule Bar is scheduled to reopen in April 2024. For more information about Bascule Bar on the Cape Grace Hotel’s website and Bascule Bar.  

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3. Bascule Whisky Bar at the Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront

Situated on the V&A Waterfront, Bascule offers a captivating blend of over 400 whiskies and a selection of the Cape's finest wines. By day, it's a vibrant spot for a light lunch or cappuccino; by night, it transforms into a lively bar with sundowners, music, and tapas dishes like biltong and oysters. The warm wood interior and stylish furnishings of Bascule Lounge create an inviting atmosphere for exclusive whisky tastings.

Bascule's whisky tasting sessions, priced anywhere from R200 to R1000+, are a journey into the art of whisky. The Shared Experience offers group tastings led by sommeliers, while the Connoisseur’s Choice is a more personalized session for keen enthusiasts. Both options provide an hour-long exploration of six whiskies, with food pairings to enhance the experience.

*Bascule Bar is scheduled to reopen in April 2024. For more information about Bascule Bar on the Cape Grace Hotel’s website and Bascule Bar.  

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4. WHISKYSHOP in Woodstock

Location: Woodstock, Cape Town | Price: Upon enquiry

Located in the heart of Woodstock, WhiskyShop Woodstock is a destination for those keen on exploring the world of whiskey. This shop offers a wide selection of quality whiskeys, catering to both newcomers and connoisseurs.

Known for its educational and interactive tastings, WhiskyShop Woodstock provides a comprehensive experience that delves into the nuances of whiskey flavors and history.

Tastings at WHISKYSHOP are by appointment, ensuring a personalized and focused session for each visitor or group. The shop welcomes both small and large groups, making it an ideal spot for everything from whisky tastings with small and large groups.

To learn more, visit the WhiskyShop website and book a tasting or call 0659734643.

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4. WHISKYSHOP in Woodstock

Location: Woodstock, Cape Town | Price: Upon enquiry

Located in the heart of Woodstock, WhiskyShop Woodstock is a destination for those keen on exploring the world of whiskey. This shop offers a wide selection of quality whiskeys, catering to both newcomers and connoisseurs.

Known for its educational and interactive tastings, WhiskyShop Woodstock provides a comprehensive experience that delves into the nuances of whiskey flavors and history.

Tastings at WHISKYSHOP are by appointment, ensuring a personalized and focused session for each visitor or group. The shop welcomes both small and large groups, making it an ideal spot for everything from whisky tastings with small and large groups.

To learn more, visit the WhiskyShop website and book a tasting or call 0659734643.

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4. WHISKYSHOP in Woodstock

Location: Woodstock, Cape Town | Price: Upon enquiry

Located in the heart of Woodstock, WhiskyShop Woodstock is a destination for those keen on exploring the world of whiskey. This shop offers a wide selection of quality whiskeys, catering to both newcomers and connoisseurs.

Known for its educational and interactive tastings, WhiskyShop Woodstock provides a comprehensive experience that delves into the nuances of whiskey flavors and history.

Tastings at WHISKYSHOP are by appointment, ensuring a personalized and focused session for each visitor or group. The shop welcomes both small and large groups, making it an ideal spot for everything from whisky tastings with small and large groups.

To learn more, visit the WhiskyShop website and book a tasting or call 0659734643.

5. The Old Bailey Lounge Bar - Cape Town City Centre

Location: Bree Street, Cape Town | Price: Upon enquiry

The Old Bailey Lounge Bar, situated on Bree Street in Cape Town, is a haven for whiskey enthusiasts and cocktail lovers alike. This old-school Big City drinks lounge, complete with an outdoor terrace, offers a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a range of beverages from whiskeys to wines and crafted cocktails.

The lounge boasts an extensive whiskey collection with over 370 varieties from 14 countries, including Scotland and Japan. Highlights include rare finds and selections from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. For those looking to deepen their whiskey knowledge, The Old Bailey hosts tastings ranging from introductory to advanced levels and offers a Member’s Club with personalized lockers for storing special bottles.

But it's not just about whiskey; the lounge serves expertly made classic and signature cocktails, and a selection of fine wines. Whether you're there for a Tomlin Fashioned, Roku Spritz, or just a chilled glass of Chardonnay, the ambiance is ideal for sipping and socializing.

Explore The Old Bailey Lounge Bar on their website to learn more make a reservation via Whatsapp, email (reservations@the-bailey.co.za) or phone (021 773 0440).

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5. The Old Bailey Lounge Bar - Cape Town City Centre

Location: Bree Street, Cape Town | Price: Upon enquiry

The Old Bailey Lounge Bar, situated on Bree Street in Cape Town, is a haven for whiskey enthusiasts and cocktail lovers alike. This old-school Big City drinks lounge, complete with an outdoor terrace, offers a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a range of beverages from whiskeys to wines and crafted cocktails.

The lounge boasts an extensive whiskey collection with over 370 varieties from 14 countries, including Scotland and Japan. Highlights include rare finds and selections from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. For those looking to deepen their whiskey knowledge, The Old Bailey hosts tastings ranging from introductory to advanced levels and offers a Member’s Club with personalized lockers for storing special bottles.

But it's not just about whiskey; the lounge serves expertly made classic and signature cocktails, and a selection of fine wines. Whether you're there for a Tomlin Fashioned, Roku Spritz, or just a chilled glass of Chardonnay, the ambiance is ideal for sipping and socializing.

Explore The Old Bailey Lounge Bar on their website to learn more make a reservation via Whatsapp, email (reservations@the-bailey.co.za) or phone (021 773 0440).

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5. The Old Bailey Lounge Bar - Cape Town City Centre

Location: Bree Street, Cape Town | Price: Upon enquiry

The Old Bailey Lounge Bar, situated on Bree Street in Cape Town, is a haven for whiskey enthusiasts and cocktail lovers alike. This old-school Big City drinks lounge, complete with an outdoor terrace, offers a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a range of beverages from whiskeys to wines and crafted cocktails.

The lounge boasts an extensive whiskey collection with over 370 varieties from 14 countries, including Scotland and Japan. Highlights include rare finds and selections from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. For those looking to deepen their whiskey knowledge, The Old Bailey hosts tastings ranging from introductory to advanced levels and offers a Member’s Club with personalized lockers for storing special bottles.

But it's not just about whiskey; the lounge serves expertly made classic and signature cocktails, and a selection of fine wines. Whether you're there for a Tomlin Fashioned, Roku Spritz, or just a chilled glass of Chardonnay, the ambiance is ideal for sipping and socializing.

Explore The Old Bailey Lounge Bar on their website to learn more make a reservation via Whatsapp, email (reservations@the-bailey.co.za) or phone (021 773 0440).

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Whiskey tastings in the Cape Winelands

Experience the fusion of winemaking and whiskey crafting in the Cape Winelands.

Here, the tradition of vineyards meets the innovation of whiskey distillation. Enjoy tastings that blend the complexity of wine culture with the rich heritage of whiskey. If you're specifically searching for whiskey tastings in Stellenbosch, explore our related post.

Whiskey tastings in the Cape Winelands

Experience the fusion of winemaking and whiskey crafting in the Cape Winelands.

Here, the tradition of vineyards meets the innovation of whiskey distillation. Enjoy tastings that blend the complexity of wine culture with the rich heritage of whiskey. If you're specifically searching for whiskey tastings in Stellenbosch, explore our related post.

Whiskey tastings in the Cape Winelands

Experience the fusion of winemaking and whiskey crafting in the Cape Winelands.

Here, the tradition of vineyards meets the innovation of whiskey distillation. Enjoy tastings that blend the complexity of wine culture with the rich heritage of whiskey. If you're specifically searching for whiskey tastings in Stellenbosch, explore our related post.

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6. James Sedgwick Distillery - Home of Three Ships and Bains

Location: Stokery Road, Wellington | Price: R350 per person

The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington is a distinctive destination, offering the only commercial whisky distillery experience in Africa. Offering a blend of education and enjoyment, the distillery promises an unforgettable experience for both newcomers and seasoned whisky enthusiasts.

The distillery offers tours on selected Fridays and Saturdays at 10h00 and 14h00, allowing guests to delve into the whisky making process from start to finish. Priced at R350 per person, these intimate tours are limited to 20 guests and conclude with a whisky tasting, providing a comprehensive and immersive experience.

For whisky aficionados, the distillery also presents bespoke whisky and food pairings. These tastings pair unique dishes like smoked beef, salmon, and sweet treats with their signature whiskies, such as Bain’s and Three Ships Whisky, to highlight and enhance the flavors.

Guests interested in exploring this unique aspect of South African whisky culture can visit the James Sedgewick Distillery website and book a tour via Webtickets.

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6. James Sedgwick Distillery - Home of Three Ships and Bains

Location: Stokery Road, Wellington | Price: R350 per person

The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington is a distinctive destination, offering the only commercial whisky distillery experience in Africa. Offering a blend of education and enjoyment, the distillery promises an unforgettable experience for both newcomers and seasoned whisky enthusiasts.

The distillery offers tours on selected Fridays and Saturdays at 10h00 and 14h00, allowing guests to delve into the whisky making process from start to finish. Priced at R350 per person, these intimate tours are limited to 20 guests and conclude with a whisky tasting, providing a comprehensive and immersive experience.

For whisky aficionados, the distillery also presents bespoke whisky and food pairings. These tastings pair unique dishes like smoked beef, salmon, and sweet treats with their signature whiskies, such as Bain’s and Three Ships Whisky, to highlight and enhance the flavors.

Guests interested in exploring this unique aspect of South African whisky culture can visit the James Sedgewick Distillery website and book a tour via Webtickets.

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6. James Sedgwick Distillery - Home of Three Ships and Bains

Location: Stokery Road, Wellington | Price: R350 per person

The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington is a distinctive destination, offering the only commercial whisky distillery experience in Africa. Offering a blend of education and enjoyment, the distillery promises an unforgettable experience for both newcomers and seasoned whisky enthusiasts.

The distillery offers tours on selected Fridays and Saturdays at 10h00 and 14h00, allowing guests to delve into the whisky making process from start to finish. Priced at R350 per person, these intimate tours are limited to 20 guests and conclude with a whisky tasting, providing a comprehensive and immersive experience.

For whisky aficionados, the distillery also presents bespoke whisky and food pairings. These tastings pair unique dishes like smoked beef, salmon, and sweet treats with their signature whiskies, such as Bain’s and Three Ships Whisky, to highlight and enhance the flavors.

Guests interested in exploring this unique aspect of South African whisky culture can visit the James Sedgewick Distillery website and book a tour via Webtickets.

7. Devon Valley Hotel Whisky Tastings

Location: Devonvallei, Stellenbosch | Price: Around R250 per person

At the Cedarwood Lounge & Bar in Devon Valley Hotel, whisky lovers can explore one of South Africa's most extensive collections of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. This destination is a haven for connoisseurs from around the world, offering exquisite whisky tastings and food pairings in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands.

For R245 per person, guests can enjoy a remarkable taste experience with perfectly paired Single Malt Whiskies and gourmet dishes, including unique combinations like sous vide pineapple. Additionally, a special 4-course Whisky and Food Pairing dinner menu is available for R895 per person, blending the rich flavors of Single Malt Whiskies with contemporary cuisine, featuring dishes like Crumbed Camembert and Beef Fillet paired with premium whiskies.

Devon Valley Hotel's Cedarwood Lounge & Bar promises an enriching experience that tantalizes the taste buds and offers a unique journey through the world of whisky and food pairings. Learn more about their whisky tastings on their website, and get in touch via WhatsApp, email (reservations@devonvalleyhotel.com) or call 021 865 2012.

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7. Devon Valley Hotel Whisky Tastings

Location: Devonvallei, Stellenbosch | Price: Around R250 per person

At the Cedarwood Lounge & Bar in Devon Valley Hotel, whisky lovers can explore one of South Africa's most extensive collections of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. This destination is a haven for connoisseurs from around the world, offering exquisite whisky tastings and food pairings in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands.

For R245 per person, guests can enjoy a remarkable taste experience with perfectly paired Single Malt Whiskies and gourmet dishes, including unique combinations like sous vide pineapple. Additionally, a special 4-course Whisky and Food Pairing dinner menu is available for R895 per person, blending the rich flavors of Single Malt Whiskies with contemporary cuisine, featuring dishes like Crumbed Camembert and Beef Fillet paired with premium whiskies.

Devon Valley Hotel's Cedarwood Lounge & Bar promises an enriching experience that tantalizes the taste buds and offers a unique journey through the world of whisky and food pairings. Learn more about their whisky tastings on their website, and get in touch via WhatsApp, email (reservations@devonvalleyhotel.com) or call 021 865 2012.

  • devon valley hotel whiskey collection
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7. Devon Valley Hotel Whisky Tastings

Location: Devonvallei, Stellenbosch | Price: Around R250 per person

At the Cedarwood Lounge & Bar in Devon Valley Hotel, whisky lovers can explore one of South Africa's most extensive collections of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. This destination is a haven for connoisseurs from around the world, offering exquisite whisky tastings and food pairings in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands.

For R245 per person, guests can enjoy a remarkable taste experience with perfectly paired Single Malt Whiskies and gourmet dishes, including unique combinations like sous vide pineapple. Additionally, a special 4-course Whisky and Food Pairing dinner menu is available for R895 per person, blending the rich flavors of Single Malt Whiskies with contemporary cuisine, featuring dishes like Crumbed Camembert and Beef Fillet paired with premium whiskies.

Devon Valley Hotel's Cedarwood Lounge & Bar promises an enriching experience that tantalizes the taste buds and offers a unique journey through the world of whisky and food pairings. Learn more about their whisky tastings on their website, and get in touch via WhatsApp, email (reservations@devonvalleyhotel.com) or call 021 865 2012.

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Whiskey tastings in the Garden Route

Embark on a whiskey adventure along the Garden Route.

Enjoy uniquely crafted whiskey tastings idyllic settings, featuring both imported and local whiskies. 

Whiskey tastings in the Garden Route

Embark on a whiskey adventure along the Garden Route.

Enjoy uniquely crafted whiskey tastings idyllic settings, featuring both imported and local whiskies. 

Whiskey tastings in the Garden Route

Embark on a whiskey adventure along the Garden Route.

Enjoy uniquely crafted whiskey tastings idyllic settings, featuring both imported and local whiskies. 

8. Boplaas Family Vineyards & Distilling

Location: Calitzdorp | Price: Upon enquiry

At BoPlaas, visitors can enjoy a premium whisky tasting experience, featuring award-winning spirits and a range of artisanal pairings.

The distillery is celebrated for its diverse whisky offerings, which include the Boplaas Single Malt Whisky aged in vintage port casks, the unique Single Cask 8 YO Whisky matured in virgin casks, and several Single Grain Whiskies with finishes like Tawny Port and Brandy cask.

Alongside whisky tastings, BoPlaas offers wine and chocolate pairings, enhancing the sensory experience. The setting is perfect for both small and large groups, with prices available upon enquiry. Trading hours are between 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 16:00 on Saturdays and 10:00 - 15:00 on Sundays but tasting room hours might differ.

Visitors interested in learning more should explore their tasting rooms on the Boplaas website, or get in touch via info@boplaas.co.za or by calling 044 213 3326 to book.

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8. Boplaas Family Vineyards & Distilling

Location: Calitzdorp | Price: Upon enquiry

At BoPlaas, visitors can enjoy a premium whisky tasting experience, featuring award-winning spirits and a range of artisanal pairings.

The distillery is celebrated for its diverse whisky offerings, which include the Boplaas Single Malt Whisky aged in vintage port casks, the unique Single Cask 8 YO Whisky matured in virgin casks, and several Single Grain Whiskies with finishes like Tawny Port and Brandy cask.

Alongside whisky tastings, BoPlaas offers wine and chocolate pairings, enhancing the sensory experience. The setting is perfect for both small and large groups, with prices available upon enquiry. Trading hours are between 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 16:00 on Saturdays and 10:00 - 15:00 on Sundays but tasting room hours might differ.

Visitors interested in learning more should explore their tasting rooms on the Boplaas website, or get in touch via info@boplaas.co.za or by calling 044 213 3326 to book.

  • BOPLAAS whiskey range at distillery
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8. Boplaas Family Vineyards & Distilling

Location: Calitzdorp | Price: Upon enquiry

At BoPlaas, visitors can enjoy a premium whisky tasting experience, featuring award-winning spirits and a range of artisanal pairings.

The distillery is celebrated for its diverse whisky offerings, which include the Boplaas Single Malt Whisky aged in vintage port casks, the unique Single Cask 8 YO Whisky matured in virgin casks, and several Single Grain Whiskies with finishes like Tawny Port and Brandy cask.

Alongside whisky tastings, BoPlaas offers wine and chocolate pairings, enhancing the sensory experience. The setting is perfect for both small and large groups, with prices available upon enquiry. Trading hours are between 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 16:00 on Saturdays and 10:00 - 15:00 on Sundays but tasting room hours might differ.

Visitors interested in learning more should explore their tasting rooms on the Boplaas website, or get in touch via info@boplaas.co.za or by calling 044 213 3326 to book.

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9. Robberg Distillery

Location: Plettenberg Bay | Price: Upon enquiry

Situated in Plettenberg Bay along the scenic Garden Route, Robberg Distillery crafts a variety of spirits, including whiskies, gins, and liquors. Named after the renowned Robberg Peninsula, it offers an ideal setting for spirit aging.

The distillery welcomes visitors for factory tours and tastings of international and South African whiskies. The Whisky House hosts weekly whisky tasting evenings, while The Ginnery and The Brandy House offer unique gin and brandy tasting experiences, showcasing South African craftsmanship.

Robberg Distillery's handcrafted spirits include unique gins like GIN MALAY and GIN OLIVE, and a range of whiskies set to be released in 2026 after a three-year barrel aging period.

To learn more about the distillery and factory tour, visit the Robberg Distillery website or get in touch via email (info@robbergdistillery.co.za) or call 072 764 9831.

  • robberg distillery tour of stills and production facilities
  • robberg-distillery-logo

9. Robberg Distillery

Location: Plettenberg Bay | Price: Upon enquiry

Situated in Plettenberg Bay along the scenic Garden Route, Robberg Distillery crafts a variety of spirits, including whiskies, gins, and liquors. Named after the renowned Robberg Peninsula, it offers an ideal setting for spirit aging.

The distillery welcomes visitors for factory tours and tastings of international and South African whiskies. The Whisky House hosts weekly whisky tasting evenings, while The Ginnery and The Brandy House offer unique gin and brandy tasting experiences, showcasing South African craftsmanship.

Robberg Distillery's handcrafted spirits include unique gins like GIN MALAY and GIN OLIVE, and a range of whiskies set to be released in 2026 after a three-year barrel aging period.

To learn more about the distillery and factory tour, visit the Robberg Distillery website or get in touch via email (info@robbergdistillery.co.za) or call 072 764 9831.

  • robberg distillery tour of stills and production facilities
  • robberg-distillery-logo

9. Robberg Distillery

Location: Plettenberg Bay | Price: Upon enquiry

Situated in Plettenberg Bay along the scenic Garden Route, Robberg Distillery crafts a variety of spirits, including whiskies, gins, and liquors. Named after the renowned Robberg Peninsula, it offers an ideal setting for spirit aging.

The distillery welcomes visitors for factory tours and tastings of international and South African whiskies. The Whisky House hosts weekly whisky tasting evenings, while The Ginnery and The Brandy House offer unique gin and brandy tasting experiences, showcasing South African craftsmanship.

Robberg Distillery's handcrafted spirits include unique gins like GIN MALAY and GIN OLIVE, and a range of whiskies set to be released in 2026 after a three-year barrel aging period.

To learn more about the distillery and factory tour, visit the Robberg Distillery website or get in touch via email (info@robbergdistillery.co.za) or call 072 764 9831.

Final thoughts on whiskey tastings in the Western Cape

The whiskey tastings in the Western Cape are an iconic journey for every connoisseur, offering an exploration of flavors that delight the palate. Whiskey lounges and distillers across the region allow visitors to traverse tastings of whiskey around the world and, as a seasoned or budding whisky enthusiast, you can deepen your appreciation and understanding of whiskey.

We hope you have found the right whisky tasting to suit your preferences. If you're still searching for more tastings, we encourage you to explore our list of whiskey tastings in Stellenbosch. To receive exclusive content including other incredible whiskey experiencesjoin our community. You can explore a wide range of whiskey-related topics covered on our whiskey blog.

This journey through the Western Cape's whiskey landscape promises to be an enlightening and enjoyable experience.


Final thoughts on whiskey tastings in the Western Cape

The whiskey tastings in the Western Cape are an iconic journey for every connoisseur, offering an exploration of flavors that delight the palate. Whiskey lounges and distillers across the region allow visitors to traverse tastings of whiskey around the world and, as a seasoned or budding whisky enthusiast, you can deepen your appreciation and understanding of whiskey.

We hope you have found the right whisky tasting to suit your preferences. If you're still searching for more tastings, we encourage you to explore our list of whiskey tastings in Stellenbosch. To receive exclusive content including other incredible whiskey experiencesjoin our community. You can explore a wide range of whiskey-related topics covered on our whiskey blog.

This journey through the Western Cape's whiskey landscape promises to be an enlightening and enjoyable experience.


Final thoughts on whiskey tastings in the Western Cape

The whiskey tastings in the Western Cape are an iconic journey for every connoisseur, offering an exploration of flavors that delight the palate. Whiskey lounges and distillers across the region allow visitors to traverse tastings of whiskey around the world and, as a seasoned or budding whisky enthusiast, you can deepen your appreciation and understanding of whiskey.

We hope you have found the right whisky tasting to suit your preferences. If you're still searching for more tastings, we encourage you to explore our list of whiskey tastings in Stellenbosch. To receive exclusive content including other incredible whiskey experiencesjoin our community. You can explore a wide range of whiskey-related topics covered on our whiskey blog.

This journey through the Western Cape's whiskey landscape promises to be an enlightening and enjoyable experience.


Bonus whisky tasting experience: McGregor Whisky Weekend

Location: McGregor | Price & availability: Upon enquiry

Welcome to the McGregor Whisky Weekend, a celebration of fine whiskies set in the picturesque village of McGregor, in the heart of the Western Cape. This event is a gathering point for whisky aficionados, connoisseurs, and enthusiasts, offering an extraordinary journey into the world of whisky against the backdrop of rolling vineyards and majestic mountains.

The weekend features masterclasses led by renowned experts and tastings of an impressive selection of Scottish and international whiskies. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or a curious newcomer, the McGregor Whisky Weekend promises an unforgettable sensory adventure, complete with captivating stories and complex flavors.

Engage with fellow enthusiasts, enjoy the camaraderie, and discover the intricate craftsmanship behind each whisky. Most whiskies tasted will also be available for sale. Join us for this enchanting celebration and create lasting memories in the world of whisky.

For more information or to be part of this extraordinary event, visit the McGregor Whisky Weekend website.

  • customers sampling whiskey at mcrgregor whiskey weekend
  • mcgregor whisky weekend logo

Bonus whisky tasting experience: McGregor Whisky Weekend

Location: McGregor | Price & availability: Upon enquiry

Welcome to the McGregor Whisky Weekend, a celebration of fine whiskies set in the picturesque village of McGregor, in the heart of the Western Cape. This event is a gathering point for whisky aficionados, connoisseurs, and enthusiasts, offering an extraordinary journey into the world of whisky against the backdrop of rolling vineyards and majestic mountains.

The weekend features masterclasses led by renowned experts and tastings of an impressive selection of Scottish and international whiskies. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or a curious newcomer, the McGregor Whisky Weekend promises an unforgettable sensory adventure, complete with captivating stories and complex flavors.

Engage with fellow enthusiasts, enjoy the camaraderie, and discover the intricate craftsmanship behind each whisky. Most whiskies tasted will also be available for sale. Join us for this enchanting celebration and create lasting memories in the world of whisky.

For more information or to be part of this extraordinary event, visit the McGregor Whisky Weekend website.

  • customers sampling whiskey at mcrgregor whiskey weekend
  • mcgregor whisky weekend logo

Bonus whisky tasting experience: McGregor Whisky Weekend

Location: McGregor | Price & availability: Upon enquiry

Welcome to the McGregor Whisky Weekend, a celebration of fine whiskies set in the picturesque village of McGregor, in the heart of the Western Cape. This event is a gathering point for whisky aficionados, connoisseurs, and enthusiasts, offering an extraordinary journey into the world of whisky against the backdrop of rolling vineyards and majestic mountains.

The weekend features masterclasses led by renowned experts and tastings of an impressive selection of Scottish and international whiskies. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or a curious newcomer, the McGregor Whisky Weekend promises an unforgettable sensory adventure, complete with captivating stories and complex flavors.

Engage with fellow enthusiasts, enjoy the camaraderie, and discover the intricate craftsmanship behind each whisky. Most whiskies tasted will also be available for sale. Join us for this enchanting celebration and create lasting memories in the world of whisky.

For more information or to be part of this extraordinary event, visit the McGregor Whisky Weekend website.

  • customers sampling whiskey at mcrgregor whiskey weekend
  • mcgregor whisky weekend logo

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