Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

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Paul John Classic Select Cask from India

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The First ‘Whisky of the Week’ for 2018!  I start on an Indian note –  with the Paul John Classic Select Cask.  I love exploring world whisky.  Whisky that come from non-traditional countries such as South Africa, France, India or Taiwan.  It is probably linked to my endless wanderlust.  Drinking a whisky from a new country allows me to dream about traveling there and seeing it for myself.  When I got invited to taste a few Paul John during a tasting at Churchills Bar I was understandably excited.

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Ciroc Mango Mimosa Cocktail

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Many years ago I traveled through Russia.  It was an amazing experience.  Growing up, I never thought I would stand on the Red Square, see Saint Basil’s Cathedral and touch the walls of the Kremlin. But after the fall of Communism, Russia opened up and I grabbed the opportunity to travel there, with both hands.  I spent some time in Moscow and then took a boat down the Volga to Saint Petersburg.  The experience and landscape was mind-blowing.

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Whisky of the Year 2017

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It is that time of the year again.  I look back at all the whisky that I tasted and rated during 2017 and see how many whiskies I rated as ‘Divine’.  From  this, I choose my Whisky of the Year 2017. Always a fun process and a great way to look back on what happened during the year.  Past winners include the Ballantine’s Limited Edition 17 yo Scapa, Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Cask, Ardbeg Super Nova 2009 and the Glengoyne 21 yo.

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Boozy Dessert: Tiramisu with whisky

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A couple of Saturdays ago, I met up with some friends who are all bloggers.  They blog about all kinds  of topics.  From parenting and food to beauty and lifestyle.  It was a great morning where we could all catch up and talk a bit about blogging.  The venue was the very cool State 5 Fourways. A child friendly venue but we all left out kids at home.  It was time for just us. 

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Forty Creek Barrel Select Whisky

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The bottle is nearly done and I quickly need to capture the tasting notes for this Forty Creek Barrel Select whisky.  I bought it in Canada during my July trip and there is barely enough left for a tasting.  I was amazed, while strolling through liquor stores in Vancouver, that they had bottle sized up to 1.5 L readily available. Not something you find easily in SA.  Also smaller sizes, such as the one I managed to bring home at 375 ml.

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