Cape Town for whisky lovers


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In a country known for its wine, whisky appreciation and tastings are all the rage at the moment and visitors looking for a unique experience can attend in-depth tutored whisky tastings at Bascule Bar at the Cape Grace Hotel.

Located on the water’s edge of the international yacht marina on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, whisky tastings at Bascule take the experience to a new level by featuring the growing trend of pairing food with whisky..

No ordinary run-of-the-mill bar, Bascule is known for having one of the largest whisky collections in the Southern Hemisphere, with nearly 500 whiskeys (single malts and blends) from nearly every producing region including Scotland, Ireland, USA and Canada.

Whisky tastings on offer include:

A Shared Experience
Presented by one of the experienced bar managers, each tasting includes a selection of six whiskies, three of which will be perfectly paired with various sweet and savoury appetisers such as chocolate truffles, smoked salmon and blue cheese. This is an ideal vehicle for gaining more knowledge and to join fellow enthusiasts. Note that this tasting is open to a maximum of 12 guests only.

Sommelier’s Choice
For the enthusiast, a personalized one-on-one tasting from a collection of rare and older malts – conducted by one of the experienced bar managers.

Whisky connoisseurs can become members of Bascule’s prestigious whisky club. Members receive their own private whisky cabinets (complete with engraved name plaque) and invitations to exclusive events.

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