John climbed Denali in Alaska during June and me and the little one decided to wait for him in Vancouver, Canada. My favourite cousin lives there, so it was a wonderful opportunity to spend time with him. John planned on completing his climbs and then fly out to Vancouver as well to spend some family time in Canada.
Category: Whisky & Travel
Saturday, 31 May 2014 we hit the road early morning. Our destination, Dullstroom for the annual Ardbeg Day celebrations hosted by Wild About Whisky. Wild about Whisky was opened in 2006 by Eve Gunns, Steve Adams, and Dave Gunns as a comfy little whisky bar. It possesses the largest whisky menu in the southern hemisphere.
Last week we published part 1 on our visit to the James Sedgwick Distillery, makers of Three Ships and Bain’s Cape Mountain whisky. You can read the blog post here. The experience was amazing but the most important part of this experience was yet to come – the tasting. We were spoilt by Andy Watts the Master Distillery with a private tasting session of all 5 the whiskies in the James Sedgwick Distillery range in their beautiful tasting room.
One of the most exciting things a whisky aficionado can do is to visit a distillery. Recently we were fortunate to talk to Andy Watts, Master Distiller of the James Sedgwick Distillery. The James Sedgwick Distillery produces the award winning Three Ships and Bains Cape Mountain range of whiskies. He graciously invited us to visit him when we were in the area.
South Africa has a rich, if at times, tortured history. Many of its seminal moments are now celebrated as public holidays and one of these is National Women’s Day. Celebrated on the 9th August it commemorates the march of women in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry special identification documents which curtailed their freedom of movement during the apartheid era. As it fell on a Friday, Jeannette & I decided to make a long weekend of it and head out to Dullstroom in beautiful Mpumalanga province.