The first Johnnie Walker Whisky Bar on the African continent

Eighteen05 was named in honour of Johnnie Walker, the original founding father of the legendary whisky brand.

On entering Eighteen05, one senses that this is a modern interpretation of a bygone era, expressed to perfection by its interior. There is a natural, earthy tone to the décor, from the round-backed leather chairs on the light and dark stripped wooden floor, to the bamboo bowl-shaped chandeliers and slate-topped bar. A wall displaying a gallery of portraits and historic photographs adds a personal touch to the atmosphere. Large windows look out over the Saxon’s infinity pool and gardens beyond.

Eighteen05 celebrates Johnnie Walker and the world’s number one whisky brand. The Johnnie Walker Blue Label 1805 Celebration Blend Whisky was specially created by their Master Blender to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Walker on 25 July 1805. There is a remarkable story to this landmark Johnnie Walker Blue Label 1805. It was made using the world’s best whiskies, all of which were over 30 years old and some as old as 70 years, including special selections from distilleries that are no longer in existence. This limited edition of 200 bottles is not available for retail sale.

In recognition of Johnnie Walker’s entrepreneurial success in bringing the highest quality whisky to the world, the bottles of 1805 have been presented to 200 recipients deemed to have made the most significant contribution to modern life. The Saxon Hotel is proud to have been chosen as one of these honoured recipients.

The tasting experience consists of a 3-course menu paired with accompanying whisky, culminating with the signature Eighteen05 Gentleman’s Wager. This offer includes exclusive use of the Eighteen05 bar for the duration of the dinner.

We’re happy to assist with any special requests or requirements. Please contact us at:

Tel: +27 (0)11 292 6000
Email: reservations@saxon.co.za

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