Tag: South Africa

Reflecting on South African whisky with Andy Watts

Andy Watts is Master Distiller of Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky at James Sedgwick Distillery in South Africa. Ahead of our virtual event on 29th April, we speak to him about the past, present and future of South African whisky.   “I grew up in the north of England in a small town called Penistone,” begins Andy Watts. “All the way […]

A moment with Constantia Glen’s Alexander Waibel

Fine wine specialist Adam Holden catches up with Constantia Glen’s Alexander Waibel to get a taste for their wines, and their winemaking philosophy.  It’s nine years since I made my first visit to Constantia Glen in South Africa’s Western Cape. They were quite new at the time. They made their first white in 2005, with […]

Braai season: piri-piri prawns

With schools out and restrictions lifting, barbecue season is firmly here. Inspired by the braais of South Africa, our Head Chef Stewart Turner offers a recipe for spicy prawns with a vibrant salsa, while we suggest what to sip while you stoke the flames Piri-piri (also spelt peri-peri) is a type of chilli that was […]

Liquid history: Vin de Constance

Simon Berry, our former Chairman, delves into the collections at No.3 to reveal the story behind one of our most remarkable bottles