My first blend for 2017, the Firstwatch Imported Whisky. This year, I want to do something a bit different. It is great to try some of the more expensive blends available and over the years, I have managed to taste quite a few interesting (and expensive) blends. However, the higher priced blends are not always worth it and I was wondering if some of the inexpensive blends are worthwhile. So this year, in terms of blended whisky, I am drinking my way through the bottom of the budget. Whisky that retail for less than R250 per bottle. (In currency terms, that is drinkable whisky for around $18 or GBP 15)
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Many years ago, I was traveling through Ireland. It is a beautiful green country with great beer and of course, Jameson’s Irish whiskey. In Dublin, I visited the Jameson’s Distillery visitors centre. It was a remarkable experience. The Jameson’s visitors’ centre in Dublin showcased the art of whisky making and the passion that goes into creating a brand like Jameson’s. Fast-forward a couple of years to 2016. The James Sedgwick’s distillery in Wellington becomes the first (and only) commercial whisky distillery on the African continent to open a visitor center. After many years of asking, the Distell whisky powers approved the concept. What a wonderful way to experience this award-winning South African whiskies. Now you can see the whisky passion for yourself! So, in celebration of this special occasion, I try the Three Ships 5 yoPremium Select whisky.
Black – one of my favourite colours. Henry Ford famously said “A customer can have a car painted any color he wants as long as it’s black”. (The reason being, he was cutting productions costs by using a type of quick-drying paint that was only available in black at the time.) Coco Chanel said “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. Its beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Black is a colour that elicits strong emotions.