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Craft Distillery Tour provided by 1000 Hills Distillery

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The 1st Craft Small Batch Distillery in East Africa producing Triple Distilled Whisky, Gin, Rum, Vodka & Coffee Liqueur. Our Distillery Tasting Tour include a visit to the distillery room with an explanation of the process we use in making our range of products and a tasting of our Whisky, Gin, Rum Vodka & Coffee Liqueur.
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Duration
1–2 hours
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Snacks
  • Tour escort/host
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sabhey wrote a review Dec 2019
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The tasting costs 25000 ruanda franc and is not worth the price. And we had a tour of 20 minutes and tasting consists of 5 small single shots! Never do the tasting! Cocktails are not worth it either... very disappointing all around.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Kayitare, Manager at Craft Distillery Tour
Responded 3 Jan 2020
Hi Sabhey, thanks for the review. Frankly, speaking, you and your group were in a rush and in order to accommodate your schedule, we gave you a shorten tour at a reduced cost. In terms of the tasting part of the tour, that's what tasting is, samples of each of our liquors. The cost of our tours overall is on par with distillery tours you can find all over the world. Just because we're in Rwanda doesn't mean we need to reduce our costs when we put a lot of time and effort in our distillery. Thanks again for your visit and we hope that on your future travels, you have an open and supportive mind, not one that compares us to your home country. We'd greatly be interested to hear more about why you didn't like our cocktails, feel free to email us at info@1000hills.com!
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julzberg travels wrote a review Nov 2019
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I visited here with my infant baby and my mom, our tour guide I wish I could recall his name, was Awwww, he was so nice and friendly answered all our questions, the macadamia made with sugar cane was my favorite, then the Singapore sling OMG, let's not even talk about the steak
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Response from LifeinEastAfrica87, Manager at Craft Distillery Tour
Responded 28 Nov 2019
Hi julzberg, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Definitely bring your husband along next time too! We're happy to arrange a cab for you, just give us a few hours notice. Also there are now a few ride hailing apps (VW and Yego) which do regularly drop clients off here.
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Jess wrote a review Aug 2019
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Good tour, great tasting and fantastic food. I highly recommend the steak and Singapore Sling! The staff were friendly too. You can buy the spirits right there or at their duty free shop in the airport.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from LifeinEastAfrica87, Manager at Craft Distillery Tour
Responded 8 Aug 2019
Hi yessica_ann, Thanks for the brilliant review. We're glad you enjoyed your time up at the Distillery!
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Domm Wonton wrote a review Jul 2019
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Don’t arrive with high expectations. We were met by a nice guy in his pyjamas. He told us that he’s part of the marketing team. He took us into the one room that is the distillery. Answered about 40% of our questions with about 60% certainty. He had us sniff some cinnamon and
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from LifeinEastAfrica87, Manager at Craft Distillery Tour
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Hi Dom, Thanks for sharing your feedback. First off, you should have reasonably high expectations, it’s important for quality and experience to be of a good standard, it’s critical as Rwanda positions itself as a luxury destination and thus we apologize for not hitting that standard yesterday. Secondly, we shared the feedback with our head tour guide and our colleague this morning who did the Tour for you and we’re taking actionable steps. In regards to your experience, we’re a small craft batch distillery, hence the size of the distillery but we’re working hard every-day to grow and improve the quality of our tours, liquors and of course grow in size, that’s why we always ask for our customers’ feedback at the end of each tour. In terms of the price, it is price competitive compared to other distillery tours of similar size and nature globally and takes into account the craftsmanship of our Master Distiller, using quality local ingredients to make premium liquors to international standards among other elements. We read & respond to reviews across all platforms. If you have anything else to share, don’t hesitate to email us at info@1000hills.com. All feedback we receive helps us improve our Distillery Tour and restaurant experiences for our future customers.
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AWirth wrote a review May 2019
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My husband and I enjoyed everything about our trip to 1000 hills! It’s an incredible location. The cocktails were delicious and the staff so knowledgeable about their own products and many types of alcohol in general. We learned a lot!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from LifeinEastAfrica87, Manager at Craft Distillery Tour
Responded 28 May 2019
Thank you for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to the Distillery!
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Horse91dancer
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Lovely setting
I thoroughly enjoyed my Distillery tour and tasting. Hussein was the perfect guide, who loves his job. Even though
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vnieks
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Awesome
We stopped for late afternoon lunch and cocktail, very reasonable priced, but top quality with a view.
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bodo64
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A must see while around Kigali
Thoroughly recommend a trip to see this distillery high up in the hills overlooking Kigali, it has a real chilled v
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Mukamii
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1000 Hills Distillery
Amazing location and tour, matched with incredible cocktails! Easy to get to, and the snack menu is quite nice. A m
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MelissaPeery
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Highly recommend
Firstly the location is incredible with sweeping views of Kigali. The tasting room and restaurant are comfortable a
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herweg5
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First Rate on everything
1000 Hills Distillery is a must stop when visiting Kigali. You can start your visit off with a guided tour of the
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Mark G
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Lunch
A great little bistro for a light lunch and nice view. Food was good. No be hiDid not visit the distillery itself.
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_bgonzalez98
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Best drinks in Kigali!
Me and a few friends stopped by the restaurant for a few drinks and some appetizers and wow!! The drinks are such a
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roddyb553
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Great cocktails
We didn't do the tour, but the place has great views. The cocktail list is extensive and all we tried were great. T
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tanzantraveller
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Nice Potential, Disappointing Meal
This place has enormous potential, nice outdoor area and nice dining area but the food is really disappointing. Li
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Montreal_Canada2011
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To see something different in Kigali, 1000 Hills Distillery is a great place to visit.
To see something different in Kigali, 1000 Hills Distillery is a great place to visit. We thought that it would be
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NKR59
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Great location and enjoyable experience
Really felt like an escape from the busy city at 1000 Hills. Quiet and relaxed in beautiful surroundings and view o
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exqmanagement
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Uniqueness on the mountains
Driving to this restaurant in the night is such a treat, the city lights while driving through the hills is worth t
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Deb B
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Great spirits & steak
Yesterday evening my husband and I went to the distillery for dinner. Before dinner we had the opportunity to do a
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Farfar2013
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Bit difficult to find but worthwhile to visit restaurant!
Situated on top of a hill had some difficulties to find it as main road was blocked. Road to the restaurant offered
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  • Duration: 1–2 hours
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