These past couple of weekend I have been testing a lot of whisky and cheese pairings again. After the craziness that was June and July, weekends have slowed down and lefts some space for experimenting. Sitting back, grabbing a few whiskies, opening up some interesting cheese and in general just relaxing a bit. I tried a goats cheese and bourbon pairings, but that elicited a rather negative response from John.
Canada celebrated their 150 year anniversary on the 1st of July. I was fortunate to be in Canada during this celebrations and it was special to raise a glass (or 2) in celebration. One of the glasses we raised was filled with JP Wiser’s Deluxe. I spent quit a bit of time rummaging through Canadian liquor stores during our trip. It was very interesting to see all the flavored whiskies available. Flavoured whisky is not really available in SA. The occasional JD Honey, but nothing as exotic as what I found in Canada.
In June I discovered the Capital Gin Distillery, right here in Pretoria. Kelly has 3 amazing gin releases and my favorite was the Pink Lady. Feminine and floral, perfect sipping gin. So soft and easy drinking with hibiscus and thyme. With Spring around the corner, I had to make use of this perfectly named gin to build a Spring Cocktail.