In my non stop search for affordable and delicious bends I have tasted some rather “interesting” drams. I have tried some excellent blends. And I have tried a few where I look at the bottle and wonder if the person who bottled this, tasted it before it was bottled. This year have been slower than usual in my search for affordable blends. I have found some stunning blends in the mid range level. Blends like the Rock Oyster and the Timorous Beastie that retail for around R 750 – R1000 range. But very few in the affordable range around R500.
The count down to Christmas and year end has begun. Most shops have put up Christmas decorations and everywhere festive lights and colorful baubles are glittering already. In just over a month it is the biggest gift giving event of the year. The mad rush to get the perfect gift has started. There are Festive Catalogues filled to the brim with gift ideas.
The start of November. From here, it is only a hand full of sleeps till Christmas and not many more before the start of a new year. But before the year speeds to and end, it is first one of the most anticipated whisky events in Sandton – the Whisky and Spirits Live show. Held on the 8-10th of November at the Sandton Convention Centre, the show this year will, for the first time, incorporate not only whisky, but a variety of local gins and other premium spirits as well.