Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

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It is nearly time for The Whisky and Spirits Live Show

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At the end of September I was invited to the media launch of the Whisky and Spirits Live show.  I was met at the door with cocktails made by Julian Short who won the South African leg of Diageo’s World Class bartending competition.  What a start to a launch!  

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SA’s first Gin Club – The Gin Box

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World wide gin is huge.  According to the market research firm Euromonitor, global gin volume jumped nearly 15 percent between 2011 and 2016, reaching 632.2 million liters in 2016. According to Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA), the UK alone, exported £474 million worth of gin in 2016 and the figures is expected to hit £500m before the end of 2017.

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Whisky for the white wine loving mom

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Deadlines, and more deadlines to finish up projects.  On top of that you went house hunting in a new city with sick kids in tow and had to find new a suitable school for the little ones.  Pictures on property sites only show the good of the house.  You have seen enough water damage, funny architectural features and cat stained carpets to last you a lifetime.  Now you still need to pack the current house and finish up the school year, while hubby is already living far away.  Following on from my previous article about Red Wine,  if your glass of white wine is just not going to make this week better – it is time to bring out the big guns. 

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Whisky for the red wine loving mom

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It was one of those weeks!  Frequent tantrums, fights about breakfast and school assignments  not finished. Getting stuck in traffic, with deadlines looming larger than the truck you are stuck behind. Afternoon rush from ballet to swimming, soccer to extra maths, all with a grumpy toddler in tow. The husband down with man flu and the geyser breaking and no hot water.  After a week like this, a glass of red wine is just not going to cut it.

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It was a dark and stormy night…

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It was a dark and stormy night… Thunder storms are a regular occurrence in summer.  After a hot day, afternoons cool down with dark clouds gathering and lightning that streak across the sky.  When a storm hit in the dark of night, it can be really scary.  I was standing in the doorway, listening to the thunder and seeing the lighting flash accross the horizon.  The wind howling around the house and rattling at the windows;  rain pouring on the roof.  The noice made by the storm drowned out all other sounds.

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