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We’re East Africa’s first craft distillery, making premium liquors using locally sourced ingredients.

Our tours

Distillery Tour & Tastings

Experience East Africa’s first craft distillery! Enjoy a 1 hour guided tour, learning about our liquors and triple distillation process! After the tour, enjoy inside The Distillery restaurant, a guided tasting of all our Made in Rwanda liquors which include a Single Malt Whisky, Vodka, Light Spiced Rum, Macadamia Nut Liqueur, Coffee Liqueur and London Dry Gin! All liquors, we make are available for purchase inside the restaurant.

Link:  https://www.1000hills.com/distillery-tour/distillery-tour-tastings

Distillery Tour with Tacos & Cocktail

Experience East Africa’s first craft distillery with a 1 hour guided tour, learning about 1000 Hills Distillery’s premium liquors and triple distillation process! After the tour, enjoy inside The Distillery restaurant, a guided tasting of all Made in Rwanda liquors which include a Single Malt Whisky, Coffee Liqueur, Vodka, Light Spiced Rum, Macadamia Nut Liqueur  and a London Dry Gin! After select a cocktail of your choice, made with your favorite liquor. After choosing your cocktail, sit down and enjoy our breath-taking view of the rolling hills of Rwanda, along with our specialty tacos (choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian), served with chips and salad!

Distillery Tour with Steak & Cocktail

Experience East Africa’s first craft distillery. Enjoy a 1 hour guided tour to learn about our Made in Rwanda liquors! After the Tour, experience a guided tasting of our Vodka, London Dry Gin, Single Malt Whisky, Light Spiced Rum, Macadamia Nut Liqueur and Coffee Liqueur. Following the tastings, relax with a cocktail of your choice and try one of Kigali’s best (and most unique) steaks!

Distillery Tour with Coffee Cupping

Enjoy a 1hr guided tour of our Distillery, followed up a personal coffee cupping of our Rum, Gin and Whisky infused coffees! Enjoy an option to sample our popular coffee liqueur. Perfect option for those who don’t drink alcohol or just love coffee!

Our Story

Founded in 2014 by two gentlemen with a love of fine whisky, stunning views and a strong sense of pride in working with local communities, 1000 Hills Distillery was born. But like most great ideas, originally they thought of starting a vineyard, but lucky for us, they thought better!
To be honest, it’s a challenge to find high quality ingredients, but one of the reasons we chose Rwanda in addition to the amazing resilience of the country is that we could source materials locally, thus supporting micro and small businesses.
Since our beginning we come to produce six unique Made in Rwanda, triple distilled liquors, a Coffee Liqueur, Vodka, Light Spiced Rum, London Dry Gin, Single Malt Whisky and Macadamia Nut Liqueur! In addition, we also produce a variety of infused coffees with our liquors!
Unlike most alcohol companies, social impact is at the heart of the company! Throughout our triple distillation process, we have a number of by-products. For instance, we’ve teamed up with leading international development agencies in Rwanda which are offering technical training to small holder farmers so they can use our distillers’ residues to increase their crop and livestock production. Not to mention, we work closely with local government to use the Methanol by-product to make a low-cost mosquito repellent. Our goal is to try and help as many people as we can with what we have.
Shall, we go on that we’re a ‘green company’ too? Well, we harvest close to 1.5 million liters of rainwater a year to produce our fine liquors. To learn more, book a guided Distillery Tour to experience it all!
Anyone that has traveled knows that craft distilleries go hand in hand with an onsite cocktail bar and bistro, with ours appropriately named ‘The Distillery’ that is exclusively supplied with our own distilled products and serves meat and vegetables from the farmers that we supply our distillers’ residues to!​
From all of us at 1000 Hills Distillery, ​please enjoy responsibly.

Additional Details

  • Distance from Kigali:in Kigali
  • Family friendly:Yes
    Q Do I need to book the tour in Advance?

    Yes, please do that. You can either book online here: https://www.1000hills.com/distillery-tour or call us: +250 788316723

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    Additional Details

    • Distance from Kigali:in Kigali
    • Family friendly:Yes

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