Whisky of the Week

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What a Blend: Clan Denny Islay Edition

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In my non stop search for affordable and delicious bends I have tasted some rather “interesting” drams.  I have tried some excellent blends. And I have tried a few where I look at the bottle and wonder  if the person who bottled this, tasted it before it was bottled.  This year have been slower than usual in my search for affordable blends.  I have found some stunning blends in the mid range level.  Blends like the Rock Oyster and the Timorous Beastie that retail for around R 750 – R1000 range.  But very few in the affordable range around R500. 

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Michel Couvreur Special Vatting Peaty Malt whisky

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It was the clean classic label design that made me buy the bottle of Michel Couvreur whisky more than anything. A cream label with a beautiful cursive font and a red wax seal.  The label is attached over 2 sides of the square bottle to ensure the corner of the bottle is presented on the shelf.  This feature made it stand out in between other square and round bottled and I noticed it immediately.  I have never heard the name or seen anything on this release before. 

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Glen Grant 12 yo Single Malt whisky

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The whisky fabric is an amazing place.  It is full of vibrant people and amazing conversations.  Friendships start over a glass of whisky and lasts for many years.  Friendships that transcends whisky.  The opportunity to all meet up, happens only a few times a year.  One of the biggest events of the year is the Annual Whisky and Spirits Live Festival in Sandton at the beginning of November and it is an event every one looks forward to.  A chance for friends from all over South Africa to catch up over a glass (or 2) of whisky.

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Jim Beam Double Oak Bourbon

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A couple of months ago I fell in love with a bourbon that was filled to the brim with malva pudding and dark sweet cherries.  The Woodford Reserve Double Oaked promised and delivered a wonderful taste experience.  At the same time, I also found the Jim Beam Double Oak in the shop and just had to try this too.  The Jim Beam Double Oak is CONSIDERABLY more affordable than the Woodford Reserve Double Oak.  Could I get the double oak taste experience at a more affordable price? And further, will this Jim Beam Double Oak rival my other Jim Beam favourite, the Jim Beam Black

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Cutty Sark blended Scotch whisky

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Many many years ago, a group of friends went for a holiday in Zimbabwe.  We first stopped off in the rugged Eastern Highland for some trout fishing and then made our way up to Lake Kariba.  There we stayed in the Cutty Sark Hotel while exploring the beautiful dam and finding tiger fish.  The name Cutty Sark alway stayed with me and reminded me of wonderful times with good friends.  When I saw a whisky with that name, I just had to have it. 

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