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James Sedgwick Distillery

The story of this South African distillery can be traced back to Captain James Sedgwick, a man regarded as one of the leading liquor industry forerunners of his time. His career had initially begun on the high seas in 1833, where he worked as a midshipman for the British East India Company and taken command of his first ship – the clipper Undine. Eventually, in 1850, he retired and set about to establish a new life. He founded the firm J. Sedgwick & Co., a purveyor of quality liquor, tobacco and cigars, which he ran until his death in 1872.

Two of his four sons continued their father’s business and were able to grow it exponentially, creating their own brandy and fortified wines in addition to selling imported wines and spirits. Such success enabled the duo to purchase buildings on the banks of the Berg River in 1886, on the same site that Africa's only commercial whisky distillery, James Sedgwick’s Distillery, stands today.

Based in Wellington, James Sedgwick’s Distillery is in modern times best known as the home of the international award-winning Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky and the impressive Three Ships range. The current epicentre for the South African whisky industry; James Sedgwick’s Distillery holds a number of impressive distinctions: it is the home of the first 100% South African whisky blend, as well as the first single malt and grain. The process of creating these whiskies takes place entirely on-site, from the milling of raw ingredients to the fermentation, distillation, maturation and blending.

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Three Ships 6 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 53.7%

The first bottling of South African whisky from That Boutique-y Whisky Company! It's a 6 year old Three Ships single malt whisky from the James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, South Africa,…  More info

Three Ships 6 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$86.56
$55.47
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Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky

70cl, 40%

Released in 2009, this is South Africa's first ever single grain whisky, coming from the The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington. Bain's Cape Mountain whisky is matured in first fill bourbon…  More info

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky
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$31.03
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Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky 75cl

75cl, 43%

South African single grain whisky! How often do you see that? "Not often" is the answer, and the question was rhetorical so... Bain's Cape Mountain whisky is the first ever South African single…  More info

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky 75cl
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Three Ships 10 Year Old

75cl, 43%

An exceptional 10 year old whisky from South Africa! This was distilled by Andy Watts at the James Sedgwick distillery in Wellington. It was aged in American oak casks, and offers a palate full of…  More info

Three Ships 10 Year Old
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