One of the best things for me about whisky is the opportunity to open it celebrate something special. Opening a new bottle and discover something different and exciting. You create memories when you open a bottle to celebrate a special occasion. Months later, when you opening up that bottle again, you are immediately reminded you of what you have achieved and celebrated.
Gin made in the shade of the famous Pretoria jacaranda trees, at the foothills of the Magalies mountains, next to the Apies River. It is true! I was fortunate to go and investigate a small gin distillery a few weeks ago and interview Kelly Duncan, the head and heart behind this interesting start up. Kelly is a successful business consultant who’s curiosity lead her to gin distilling. The question of how gin is made, prompted her to do a distilling course and then the gin bug bit.
Whisky shows are great. They offer a great opportunity to try a new whisky before buying a bottle. You can explore whiskies from various regions and countries and discover new favourites. During November, Johannesburg hosts one of the biggest whisky shows in Africa. More than 10 000 people decent on the Sandton Convention centre for the annual Whisky Life Festival.
If you have been following me on social media, you would have seen about my trip to Canada. While John was climbing Denali in Alaska, me and the little one went off to visit some family in Vancouver and spent time exploring this amazing city. While we were there, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday. On the 1st of July, there were celebrations and flags every where. It was amazing.