Whisky of the Week

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Cocktail Gift Ideas: SPLURGE vs SAVE

Cocktail gift ideas SAVE vs SPLURGE

It is December! Summer holiday time. Time to relax, kick back, and invite friends round. What better time to build up your own cocktail trolley and impress your friends. Cocktail accessories are also a perfect gift to give over the festive period. To help, I have compiled a list of some things you need. As the budget might be a bit tight, I have done both a SPLURGE Cocktail gift list and a SAVE cocktail gift list. Lets dive straight into the Cocktail gift SPLURGE list.

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Top 5 Single Malts 2016 Edition (under R750)!

top 5 single malts 2016 edition-under-r750

Following on from my post last week on the Top 5 Blends 2016 edition, I have worked hard to define my Top 5 Single Malts 2016. I have tasted a considerable variety of whiskies in order to sort the good from the bad, the cheap from the tasty. Keeping it under R500 for the single malts have become impossible. With the decline in the currency and the general increase in single malt prices, I had to lift the price point to around R750. But fear not, there are many delicious Single malts at this price point. So, are you looking for a gift for your boss? You want to impress someone but not break the bank? Look no further, to my Top 5 Single Malts 2016 Edition. All available under R750.

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Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 yo whisky

Glenfiddich Gran Reserva single malt whisky

John got this bottle of 21 yo Glenfiddich Gran Reserva as a gift and I decided why not. Lets end this year on an old note. We stared this year with the Three Ships PX cask. We will start next year with the Three Ships Pinotage Cask.  But first, I end 2016 on a high note with the Glenfiddich Gran Reserva finished in Caribbean Rum casks.

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Top 5 Blends 2016 Edition (under R500!)

top 5 blends 2016 edition-under R500

It is nearly December and that means time for my Top 6 Blends 2016 Edition. This is the third year that I do my popular post on delicious affordable drams to buy. Same as last year, these are all drams I have tasted and really liked. You can with confidence, buy these drams as a gift for someone special or for yourself.   Making shopping easier, one whisky at a time.

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Hankey Bannister 12 yo blended whisky

Hankey Bannister 12 yo blended whisky

I have seen the brand Hankey Bannister around for a few years, but nothing really enticed me to try it. That was until John was invited to a Hankey Bannister tasting at Bogeta in Parkhurst. The beautiful little restaurant is owned by Saverio and has an impressive collection of whiskies.  Margaret Clarke, the Senior Brand Manager came to SA to introduce this blended Scottish whisky, to whisky lovers.   She not only had the Hankey Bannister 12 yo and 25 yo available to taste, but also shared the rare Hankey Bannister 40 yo release with them.

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