Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

World Whisky: Floki Icelandic Young Malt

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John went climbing in Iceland two years ago.  Not a country that was on my bucket list until we started researching it for his climb.  He came back with amazing memories and made us all jealous  with photos of the amazing scenery and stories about trolls and sheep.  John also had stories about the interesting food such as -Hákarl (putrescent shark meat, which has been preserved) and Hot Spring Rye Bread (dark bread that is baked in special wooden casks that is placed close to hot springs and then left for more than 24 hours). 

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It is nearly time for The Whisky and Spirits Live Show

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At the end of September I was invited to the media launch of the Whisky and Spirits Live show.  I was met at the door with cocktails made by Julian Short who won the South African leg of Diageo’s World Class bartending competition.  What a start to a launch!  

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Octomore Scottish Barley Edition 06.1

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What do you buy for the special person in your life who loves peaty whisky?  The peatiest whisky in the world of course.  The fact that it completes the series from the Bruichladdich distillery of which we already have 2, is just the cherry on the cake.  I bought John a bottle of Octomore Scottish Barley for a special occasion.  I can’t even remember what the special occasion was.  Might have been a wedding anniversary to reward him for surviving with me for another year.  😆  John loves peat!  I have a sweeter palate and prefer my peat with some sweeter notes. 

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Pinotage Sangria for Pinotage Month

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October celebrates Pinotage wine.  The second Saturday in October is always a high point on the calendar as wine lovers around the world celebrate this South African variety.  This year is no different.  On the 14th of October, Pinotage will again be celebrated at special events in the US, the UK and SA.  One of the events is a Pinotage and Biltong Festival at the Leriba Hotel.  Two South African classics together.   

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Galloway Single Grain Scotch whisky

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About 2 years ago, I found this bottle of Galloway Single Grain somewhere in a small bottle shop and bought it. It was rather affordable and its was a single grain.  Not that this means much, but the information on the bottle about it being made on the banks of Loch Lomond looked interesting. 

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