A Utopia For Whisky Lovers: Bascule Bar

Cape Grace Hotel's Bascule Bar, which is located on the water's edge of the international yacht marina on Cape Town's V&A Waterfront, is inviting guests to experience in-depth, tutored whisky tastings.Bascule Bar

Not only can guests become whisky aficionados, they can also enhance their palates with one of the largest whisky collections in the Southern Hemisphere. Bascule Bar offers nearly 500 different types of whiskey, both single malts and blends, from countries like Scotland, Ireland, the United States and Canada. Also, newcomers to the “water of life” (whisky’s literal Gaelic translation) can educate themselves about the history and tradition behind the process of distilling, maturing and blending. 

Whisky tastings on offer include: 

A Shared Experience: Presented by one of the experienced bar managers, each tasting includes a selection of six whiskies. Three of the tastings will be paired with both sweet and savory appetizers, including chocolate truffles, smoked salmon and blue cheese. Good to know: This tasting is open to a maximum of 12 guests.

Sommelier’s Choice: Ideal for any whiskey enthusiast, this experience offers a personalized one-on-one tasting from a collection of rare and older malts with courses conducted by one of the experienced bar managers, who are more than happy to share stories about the strong history which each spirit has to offer. 

In addition, aspiring whisky connoisseurs can become members of Bascule’s prestigious whisky club, where they can receive their own private whisky cabinets and invitations to exclusive events. 

Also at Bascule Bar, guests can sample vintages from local Cape vineyards as well as a tapas-style menu. Cape Grace’s wine sommelier is on hand to guide guests through the task of ordering a large selection of Cape wines on offer.