There’s a reason Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky and Three Ships Whisky have such emotive hashtags: #BainsMoments and #MadeExceptionalMadeHere, respectively. Not only are these whiskies locally made, but they are indeed key players in special moments, just as both are exceptionally made. Although heritage month often feels reserved for hearty beers enjoyed over braais, we’re of the opinion that there’s a better way to celebrate it, and that’s over an expertly crafted whisky served alongside sublime meals inspired by local flavours.
It was for this reason we chose to host our last Come Whisky With Us event in the very same week as Heritage Day, in association with Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky and Three Ships Whisky. Hosted at the trendy yet welcoming Diep in die Berg, the restaurant served as a perfect backdrop to a heritage-inspired evening, showing off its rolling hills and surrounding foliage, just another thing to love about sunny South Africa.
Guests were greeted with Three Ships Whisky Select Royal Buxton and Bain’s Leopard and Lime cocktails. After taking in the breathtaking surroundings and catching up with one another, guests took their seats and enjoyed the first course of the evening: goats cheese served with pickled beet, bean salad, pea puree and pistachios. This was paired with the Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky. Mains consisted of beef picanha, served with an impressive whisky and black garlic herb butter, potato puree, natural jus and an arugula and padano salad. The Three Ships Whisky 5 Year Old was the partner to this superb meal, along with endless chatter and laughter filling the air.
Last on the menu – but certainly not a signal of the end of the night – was a velvety baked white chocolate cheesecake popsicle served with salted caramel, pistachio and burnt meringue. This was paired with the Three Ships Whisky 10 Year Old Single Malt Vintage 2006, rounding off a proudly South African evening.
All in all, the evening was spent enjoying the best of South Africa, the most important of which was, of course, each other: South Africa would be nothing without our warm-natured residents, and its evenings such as those we enjoyed over some delightful whisky that this felt most true.
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