Meet South Africa’s bartender of the year

Travis Kuhn has just been crowned Bartender of the Year at the BAR Awards– the Oscars of the bar industry – as well as winning trophies for International Footprint and Best Pop-up Bar. We caught up with him to learn how he got there, and where he’s going next.

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It’s time for Wade Bales!

Taking place on Thursday 9 Friday and 10 May, the Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair will once again be hosted at the opulent and recently upgraded 15 on Orange Autograph Collection Five-Star Hotel.

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Richland Rum launches in SA

The United States’s only single-estate, single-barrel rum is now available in South Africa. Richland Rum, a family-owned, award-winning rum from Georgia, stays true to traditional rum making standards, with the purest ingredients and a no-rush approach producing quality products.

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How rum is made at Mhoba

In an exciting first for South African artisanal rum, Mhoba is on the verge of being exported worldwide. We chatted to Robert Greaves, master distiller, to find out how he makes his exceptional rum, and why it’s worthy of shipping abroad.

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Five minutes with gin icon Christopher Hayman

Hayman’s of London, a true English gin that’s been around since 1863, has just launched in South Africa. We got to chat to master distiller and acclaimed gin guru Christopher Hayman – who was inducted into the World Gin Awards Hall of Fame in February 2019 – about his gin journey.

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