Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

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Boozy Apple Pie with Bain’s Whisky

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I love Pinterest.  It is a treasure trove of inspiration.  I can spend day’s just looking at food and cocktail inspiration.  I turned to Pinterest for inspiration for my next Boozy Dessert.  After the Malibu Rum Panna Cotta and the Whisky Tiramisu, I was looking for something different for February.

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Worth the HYPE? Ardbeg An Oa

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It was with great fanfare that Ardbeg launched an extension to their core range – Ardbeg An Oa.  The first permanent expression to join the Ardbeg core range since Corryvreckan in 2009.  The rest of the core range include Ardbeg 10 yo and Ardbeg Uigeadail.  Arbeg and Glenmorangie is part of the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) company and they are a great marketing company.

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An Experiment: Glenfiddich IPA Cask

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Many years ago, I worked for SAB.  Based in Johannesburg at the Sandton head office, I had regular visits to the various distilleries.  Each distillery has an individual culture, but the one constant was the smell.  The delicious, malty, hoppy smell of beer being brewed.

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Rose and Grapefruit Gimlet

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This year, my Valentines’ cocktail was inspired by a book.  I was reading ‘Going Solo” by  Roald Dahl.  After a sheltered upbringing in England, Dahl made the decision to join the Shell Oil Company.  His first assignment was in East Africa.  He was sent to Dar es Salaam, in what was then known as Tanganyika (current day Tanzania).

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Something special! Blanton’s Gold Edition

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Last week I was watching some catch up TV.  I save a bunch of my favourite TV shows and then binge watch when I have a bit of time.  At the end of watching NCIS New Orleans Season 3, Pride and Gregorio share a whisky from a very distinctive bottle.  I looked at the bottle and realized it was something I had in my collection, but have not tasted yet.

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