Whisky of the Week

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Dewar’s 12 yo Blended whisky

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I am always looking for interesting whisky at a good price.  Call it the frugal Dutch side of me, but I don’t think expensive necessarily equals good.  These last couple of years I have managed to find great blends and single malt whiskies at affordable prices.  Whiskies that you can buy 2 or 3 bottles of and not survive on dry bread for the rest of the month. I publish my top 5 affordable Single Malt and Blends list yearly.    This year however, has been a challenge.  I am over the halfway mark and I have not really found too many delicious “new” affordable drams.   My top 5 list for 2017 was looking a bit bare.  

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JP Wiser’s Deluxe Canadian Rye Whisky

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Canada celebrated their 150 year anniversary on the 1st of July.  I was fortunate to be in Canada during this celebrations and it was special to raise a glass (or 2) in celebration.  One of the glasses we raised was filled with JP Wiser’s Deluxe. I spent quit a bit of time rummaging through Canadian liquor stores during our trip.  It was very interesting to see all the flavored whiskies available.  Flavoured whisky is not really available in SA. The occasional JD Honey, but nothing as exotic as what I found in Canada.  

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Glenkinchie 12 yo Single Malt whisky

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Time to move back down to the Scottish Lowlands this week.  The Lowlands has 3 well known malt distilleries, namely Auchentoshan, Bladnoch and Glenkinchie. Today I investigate Glenkinchie and especially the Glenkinchie 12 yo.   Lowland whiskies traditionally were softer and more floral compared to the more Northern releases.   

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Glenfiddich 15 yo Solera Reserve Whisky

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Glenfiddich is one of my favourite distilleries.  I love the sweet fruity releases that consistently come from this Speyside gem.  Our Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 yo did not last long and we had to replace it rather quickly.  It was just that good!  The Glenfiddich 12 yo is the perfect dram for whisky newbies and the Rich Oak pairs well with cheese.  I have written 10 blog posts that feature Glenfiddich in some way or another.  More than the 8 blog posts I have done about Balvenie.  Definitely a distillery I love.

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Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

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Malva pudding is a sweet dessert of Cape Malay origin and well loved throughout South Africa. It contains apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture. A cream sauce is poured over it while it is hot, and it is usually served hot with
custard or ice-cream  Some people add s Amarula liquor or brandy to the cream sauce .  In winter, it is PERFECT.  Warming, rich, delicious and decadent. Perfect for a Sunday lunch.  It is John’s favorite dessert, so we regularly make it.  However, how did Malva pudding get me to the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

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