Part 2 of my series on affordable blended whisky is the Teacher’s Highland Cream whisky. I first noticed this whisky on one of our trips to India. Our friend in India buys a box full of Teacher’s whisky at a time. It is affordable and very popular in India. One of the cheaper / more affordable blends that I have not tried before, so when I saw it locally in the shop, I thought… why not. It retails for around R 170 ($13) in SA, definitely in the affordable category.
Author: Jeannette Wentzel (Page 2 of 59)
The invite said Bar Ber Black Sheep… My first thought … spelling error? The song is BaBa black sheep. But Google quickly corrected me and directed me to Rosebanks’ new hip and happening spot. Park Corner, a new development on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Bolton Road in Johannesburg. A barber and a bar combined. A place to meet up with some friends and get a haircut. All in 1 afternoon. Quirky, but quite cool. The function was the American Whisky tasting and food pairing experience with Brown Forman’s American Whiskey ambassador Cam Dawson together with Jack Daniel’s and Woodford Reserve.
The discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand in 1852 lead to one of the largest ever gold rushes in world history. The little hamlet that was up to then, just a stop over on the way to the Barberton goldfields, suddenly showed promise of riches. That little hamlet would never be the same again. Soon thousands of people descended on it. Cecil John Rhodes from Kimberley made the trek to the mining camp and purchased the first batch of gold for £3000. This little hamlet was the start of Johannesburg, the City of Gold.