The V&A Waterfront’s Makers Landing presents their first South African Whisky Show in celebration of World Whisky Day on Saturday, 20 May, 2023, at Makers Landing in Cape Town. It runs from 10am to 6pm.

This unique South African Whisky Show promises to showcase the excellence and talent in the South African Whisky industry. Visitors can look forward to tastings, cocktail masterclasses, food, and live entertainment throughout the day.

Be sure not to miss panel discussions by some of South Africa’s best and most respected whisky brands, such as Bains, Three Ships, Pienaar & Son, Boplaas and Drayman’s.

Get South African Whisky Show tickets and masterclass tickets here.

South African Whisky Show Makers Landing

Whisky Hall of Fame

The guest speaker of the day is Andy Watts, who was inducted into Whisky Magazine’s Whisky Hall of Fame in 2021. Watts will also be hosting an exclusive tasting of unique and rare releases from Bains and Three Ships.

Andre Pienaar, Master Distiller and owner of Pienaar &Son at Makers Landing says, “South Africa has some amazing whisky brands so why not showcase the emerging talent of the whisky industry on such as a fitting day.

Each brand of whisky brings out their own personal touch and visitors to the South African Whisky Show will have the opportunity to taste the personal variations and enjoy being immersed in learning about the process.”

Patrons can also enjoy cocktail masterclasses hosted by brand ambassador, Jody Francis from Fitch & Leedes.

The event includes the launch of South Africa’s first NFT (Non-fungible tokens) whisky, by Nouns Whisky. These NFT’s are special tokens and represent the collectable bottles. There will only be 500 bottles available to purchase, which will be recorded on the virtual blockchain.

Activities in a nutshell

Panel Discussions
Guest Speaker – Andy Watts (whisky Hall of Fame)
Cocktail Masterclasses
Full Bar available

Whisky brands:

Pienaar & Son
Three Ships

Other vendors:

Nouns Whisky
Vicard Cooperage (Barrel Makers)

What: South African Whisky Show 2023
When: Saturday 20 May 2023, 10am to 6pm
Where: Makers Landing Cape Town