Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

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Valentine’s Day Personalised


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Beginning of January, the shops were overflowing with ‘Back to School’ images and advertising. Images of pens, crayons and books line the shelves.  Then the pens make way for pink and red with images of chocolate and hearts.  Yes, it is nearly Valentine’s Day –   again.  The commercialized day of Love.

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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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Norman Goodfellows Festive Season Catalogue

Norman Goodfellows Festive Season

By the beginning of November all the various Festive Season Catalogues come out and it makes for fun reading. My personal favourite is the Norman Goodfellows Festive Catalogue and this year is no exception. The Festive Catalogue is bursting with amazing gift packs and specials. An overwhelming variety to warm any wine and spirit lovers’ heart.

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Top 5 Single Malt 2017 under R 900

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What a year 2017 was.  It started with the swearing in of a new USA president who did not wait very long before he started signing Executive Orders. Britain officially began the process of leaving the European Union by triggering the Article 50 and “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” had everyone on the edge of their seats. In between all of this, we drank whisky, celebrated happy occasions and now start the count down to 2018. 

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Top 5 Blends 2017 under R700

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It list time of the year again. Reviewing the year and evaluating what has happened.    I look at what was nice to drink, what whisky I must put on my Christmas List  and what whisky I need to use for cooking.  I draft my TOP 5 lists and this is the list of my Top 5 Blends 2017.  Blended whiskies that not only taste great, but is affordable too.  Whiskies you can easily buy as a gift for someone.  These blends all retail for under R700 and you can buy them with confidence. 

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