Hello, Whistlers.

We hope you and your families are keeping well, safe and healthy during these trying times.

In line with regulations announced by government for the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, our business has undergone the following temporary changes:
  • In line with government regulations prohibiting alcohol sales until after the lockdown, you can place orders via our online shop in the interim, but no deliveries will be made until after the lockdown.
  • Open Days, tastings and functions at the distillery (on our farm between the towns of Henneman and Riebeeckstad in the Free State) has been suspended until further notice.
  • Our “Whistle Your Own Tune” social media consumer campaign has been postponed till further notice.
  • Upon being granted the necessary authorisation, we are currently producing hand sanitiser in bulk. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for details on how to purchase these products.

So, there you have it.

We can’t sell rum for now, but we can certainly still talk rum.

So, in the coming weeks, we will keep you entertained through our social media channels with rum-related recipes and various tips and tricks.

Stay home. Stay safe, stay healthy, use this time to be creative, be kind to yourself, one another and the planet. If you drink, do so in moderation and don’t drink and drive.

This too shall pass.



To shop online, visit:

(kindly remember although you can place orders now, deliveries will only be made after the lockdown, as per government regulations)

Also, keep an eye on our social media channels:

Facebook: Whistler Rum (@whistlerrum); Instagram: @whistlerrum; Twitter: @Whistler_Rum