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St Helena through the eyes of… a remote distiller

Today we have interviewed Head Distiller of St Helena Distillery, Paul Hickling. As the man in charge of running the most remote distillery in the world, he makes sure the drinks on St Helena pack a tasty alcoholic punch! What kind of quantities of spirit do you produce and which is most popular? After seven <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-through-the-eyes-of-a-remote-distiller/">Read More</a>

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Connoisseur’s guide to St Helena’s spirits

St Helena is one of the world’s best kept secrets and the ‘St Helena Distillery’ even more so. It really is the most remote distillery in the world! The distillery uses German-made Holstein spirit distilling equipment imported and installed in 2006 and is run by Head Distiller Paul Hickling. Paul, originally from Wales is married <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/connoisseurs-guide-to-st-helenas-spirits/">Read More</a>

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Why the RMS’s Captain Greentree welcomes airport development

This week we are pleased to publish guest blog post by freelance journalist and award winning blogger, John Honeywell who has just returned from St Helena. While on board the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) St Helena he interviewed Captain Andrew Greentree on why he welcomes the airport. Captain Andrew Greentree will be out of a <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/why-the-rmss-captain-greentree-welcomes-airport-development/">Read More</a>

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St Helena Airport 1,600 swimming pools away from completion

Believe it or not, it has now been just over two years since the signing of the airport contract. Shortly after the signing of the contract the first Basil Read contractors arrived on St Helena and preliminary works on the jetty at Rupert’s Valley (to get plant ashore), the Haul Road (to get plant to <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-airport-1600-swimming-pools-away-from-completion/">Read More</a>

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Napoleon statuette at Briars

Napoleon’s St Helena

Imagine Napoleon’s dismay when he saw the cliffs of St Helena emerge from the horizon for the first (and last) time. No, he wasn’t banished to America as he anticipated and for the next 6 years until his death he would become a reluctant French expat on St Helena. He would be a colossal 1,200 <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/napoleons-st-helena/">Read More</a>

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The Oldest Saint

Jonathan is St Helena’s oldest resident, by far. It is estimated that Jonathan is between 170 and 200 years old, making him not just St Helena’s oldest Saint, but quite possibly the world’s oldest reptile. There are five tortoises at Plantation House, the Governor’s residence: Jonathan, who it is thought arrived in 1882, David and <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/the-oldest-saint/">Read More</a>

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Protecting the Peak and Point of St Helena

This week we’re pleased to publish a guest post by Martina Peters. She’s a young Saint who joined the National Trust through Enterprise St Helena’s apprenticeship programme. Today she’s a Trainee Project Manager. St Helena is one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands and because of this, holds immense ecological importance. Over the last <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/protecting-the-peak-and-point-of-st-helena/">Read More</a>

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