Month: November 2017


Russells on the Port Restaurant and Guesthouse launched their new wing of nine suites on 23 November 2017, offering a tranquil stay in an idyllic location, a mere ninety minutes’ scenic drive from Cape Town for group tours, families and couples. Russells on the Port is a touch of warm elegance that has to be experienced when visiting Port Owen Velddrif, on the West Coast of South Africa. This is the place to take that break and enjoy the beautiful Berg River Basin. Russells on the Port boasts nine new luxurious en-suite bedrooms, increasing their guesthouse to fifteen double rooms which sleeps thirty guests plus additional sleeper sofas in some of the suites to accommodate children or extra adults. The en-suite bathrooms have enormous showers and a few have the addition of a bath. The four-star accommodation is inclusive of breakfast, wifi, satellite channels, flat screen TV, air-conditioning (in most rooms), private balcony (river view rooms), swimming pool, free private parking, 24-hour CCTV, free amenities, refrigerator, coffee station and BBQ area. The honeymoon suite includes breakfast, champagne on arrival, own patio and entrance. Some of the rooms have interleading doors for families, as well as private, direct access to the pool. The latest addition is a twenty-meter stroll from the main building and the 90 seater restaurant which offers an upmarket dining experience. The excellent menu is seasonal and...

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Specialty Scotch whisky producer Bunnahabhain has been awarded the coveted Cask Strength Scotch Whisky Trophy for its 18-year-old single malt at the 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in the United Kingdom. The whisky was also the best performer in the category of unpeated single malt Scotch of 18-25-year-old with cask strength of 45% and more, to bring home a double gold medal. Bunnahabhain’s 25-year-old single malt earned a gold medal. The Islay distillery’s ensemble of hand-crafted single malts has captivated palates the world over for many years. Other recent accolades include a double gold medal for its 25-year-old and gold for its 12-year-old malts at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition earlier this year. The 12-year-old also took gold at the 2017 World Whisky Awards. These awards come as no surprise, considering the exceptional quality and taste profile of these exclusive and rare whiskies, hand-made with the utmost attention to detail. Bunnahabhain (pronounced Bŭ-na-ha-venn) is the only producer of single malts on the island of Islay, situated off the west coast of Scotland, to use a natural spring water source in the production of its malts. The Margadale river that flows deep underground, untainted by the peaty moors on the island, enable the distillery to make lighter-flavoured, unpeated single malt whiskies. Honouring tradition, Bunnahabhain, founded in 1881, has also returned to the original un-chillfiltered way of making...

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