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.
Category: Whisky & Spirits Lifestyle (Page 1 of 8)
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.
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.
Gin made in the shade of the famous Pretoria jacaranda trees, at the foothills of the Magalies mountains, next to the Apies River. It is true! I was fortunate to go and investigate a small gin distillery a few weeks ago and interview Kelly Duncan, the head and heart behind this interesting start up. Kelly is a successful business consultant who’s curiosity lead her to gin distilling. The question of how gin is made, prompted her to do a distilling course and then the gin bug bit.
Whisky shows are great. They offer a great opportunity to try a new whisky before buying a bottle. You can explore whiskies from various regions and countries and discover new favourites. During November, Johannesburg hosts one of the biggest whisky shows in Africa. More than 10 000 people decent on the Sandton Convention centre for the annual Whisky Life Festival.