Dear JHB food and whisky lovers!
You are invited to join us for our FIRST Come Whisky With Us food and whisky pairing events in association with the 2018 World’s Best Grain Whisky Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky as well as South Africa’s best single malt producer Three Ships Whisky, taking place on 29 & 30 May 2019.
Expect an evening of globally awarded South African Whiskies, hosted by the internationally acclaimed, Icons of Whisky, Master Distiller / Master Blender 2018 , Andy Watts.
Enjoy signature Bain’s and Three Ships Whisky cocktails on arrival and Indulge in an interactive tasting of Bain’s and Three Ships Whisky 5 Year Old and the Three Ships Whisky10 Year Old Single Malt 2006 vintage .
These award winning whiskies will be served with a specially paired three course menu, created by the NEW Malt Barrel and Fire Restaurant at Montecasino, Sun Square . The evening will be perfectly complimented with a live performance by the Voice Finalist, Lara Jo Gear.
Come Whisky With Us is the perfect way to drink, dine, and enjoy an evening with fellow food and whisky lovers.
Check out Bains, Three Ships Whisky, Malt Barrel and Fire Restaurant and Lara Jo Gear for more details.
About Bains Whisky
Made with only 100% sun-kissed South African grain, in a region that boasts 850-million-year-old sandstone and a diversity of indigenous fynbos, there’s a story in each sip of Bain’s exceptionally smooth single grain whisky.
The taste of Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky reflects the unique place where it’s crafted, in the Cape Mountains, near the foothills of the Bainskloof Pass in Wellington in the Western Cape, South Africa. Only the finest South African grain is used, setting Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky apart from any other whisky produced in the world.
Launched in 2009, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky pays tribute to Andrew Geddes Bain, whose vision, resolve and expertise conquered the Cape Mountains and built the architecturally splendid Bainskloof Pass, connecting the town of Wellington to the interior of the country in 1853.
The Bainskloof Pass, now a national monument, is a botanically-rich area of the Cape, made up of pine forests, a variety of indigenous fynbos, crisp, clear mountain pools and breathtakingly scenic views. Bain’s is inspired by the natural beauty of these Cape Mountains, and its high peaks, cool valleys and biodiversity influence the delicate flavours of our whisky to this day.
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About Three Ships Whisky
Three Ships Whisky is produced at Africa’s only commercial whisky distillery, The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, South Africa. The distillery is named after Captain James Sedgwick who settled at the Cape in the 1850s, establishing J. Sedgwick & Co., purveyor of quality liquor, tobacco and cigars in 1859. In 1886, his company purchased a brandy distillery in Wellington which changed hands many times over the years until we made it our home for South African Whisky in 1991.
The Three Ships Whisky range consists of the Three Ships Select, Three Ships 5 Year Old Premium Select, Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish and the Three Ships 10 Year Old Single Malt Vintage 2006.
Our innovation and craft truly comes to life in the Master’s Collection released in limited quantities with interesting finishes and styles. These master pieces have included the Three Ships 10 Year Old Single Malt Single Cask PX Finish, Three Ships 15 Year Old Blend Pinotage Cask Finish, and more recently, the Three Ships Whisky 8 Year Old Single Malt Oloroso Cask Finish.
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About Malt , Barrel and Fire Restaurant
Malt Barrel & Fire has a huge variety of ‘Malts’ and boasts over 40 different bottled beers as well as 16 draught beers on tap. It also has a huge selection of whiskies, with over 80 different malts & blends. New & exclusive whiskies are continually being sourced and then introduced onto our ever-growing list. There is also a selection of whiskies, cognac & premium vodka is available by the bottle. In keeping with the theme, Malt (if you’re American) also has more than 20 different types of milkshakes available.
The menu boasts a variety of delectable high-quality gastropub dishes. We open for breakfast at 9am and stay open till late in the evening. The cocktail menu has some funky cocktails that are uniquely presented and give a ‘wow’ perception. The wine list has also been carefully chosen, each wine is tasted and picked for its unique profile & characteristics.
The décor is stylish, yet it has that element that makes you immediately feel comfortable and at home in the warmness of your surroundings. The lighting is soft, and the boldness of the wood and copper sets it apart from any other bar or grill in the country. Malt has 4 fireplaces and 4 ‘burning’ barrels which make it the perfect venue for winter. It has an upstairs dining area which can be used a private function room for up to 24 people. This is a perfect facility for birthday parties or corporate get-togethers.
Malt is first and foremost an amazing gastropub, added to that is the whiskies, craft beer, milkshakes, amazing cocktails and elegant wines. Malt Barrel & Fire is a truly unique concept that will soon become the hottest spot in Fourways!
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About Lara Jo Gear Music
Lara started singing at a young age and learned to play piano and guitar along the way. Her first EP, “Illuminate” (Produced by Richard Brokensha), was released in 2014 and because of her unique voice and modern soulful song-writing, Lara has gained the ears of many professionals in the music industry.
2014 was a big year for Lara, releasing her EP and performing alongside many big South African artists such as, Michael Lowman, The kiffness, The Parlotones and many more. Her and her band, “Lara Gear Band”, went on to play at The Smoking Dragon Festival in the Drakensberg over New Years. She recently featured as the cover story in the “Get It” magazine as well as had her new single “Skydive” play-listed on 5fm.
Listen to Lara here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYvYAyVtgjc and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chxQpmskmnc
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