The Most Remote Distillery in the World!
We are now at sea on passage to Accession Island and we have been reflecting on the beautiful island of Saint Helena!
We have had an incredible time on Saint Helena!! It was pure class!
We had time for one final dive with Anthony from Sub-Tropic Adventures who took us into a massive underwater cave! Like all Ocean upwelling’s Saint Helena is packed with a rich bio-diversity so we saw loads of reef fish and also the pelagic’s and massive crayfish inside the cave!
At 1730 we were met on the dock by Sally who is the wife of Paul Hickling who set-up and runs the Saint Helena Distillery.
The Saint Helena Distillery is the most remote distillery in the world and it is Paul’s vision to be producing the local bottle that tourists take home with them on their return flight from the airport when it opens in 2 years!
Paul makes his spirits from scratch from sourcing the raw materials locally all the way through to bottling and its all done in his special extension on his house!
He is already supplying the whole island with his 4 different spirits, Tungi, White Lion, Jamestown Gin & Midnight Mist
We had tastings of all four and they are first class!
For sundowners, Paul & Sally served us, “Gunpowders” which is White Lion (His Spiced Rum) mixed with Sprite & Lime – they were delicious!
It was fascinating to spend a couple of hours with Paul & Sally learning about their vision! It’s always great to spend time with people who are real doers and are making their vision happen! Very inspirational!
Check out: www.tungi.co.sh
We had booked to eat in Wellington House that evening with Ivy who cooked us the most fabulous 3 course meal! We gorged on fresh tuna to start and then roast chicken with all the trimmings and finished it off with proper apple crumble!! Totally Delicious!!
We woke up the next day to find Al had caught 5 nice fish for lunch! Yum Yum!!!
So we are now back at sea sailing in light airs with calm seas!!
Accession Island is our next South Atlantic stop!!! Bring it on!!!
One Life.Make Sure Your Living it!
Paul :0) x x