Whisky of the Week

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Octomore Scottish Barley Edition 06.1

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What do you buy for the special person in your life who loves peaty whisky?  The peatiest whisky in the world of course.  The fact that it completes the series from the Bruichladdich distillery of which we already have 2, is just the cherry on the cake.  I bought John a bottle of Octomore Scottish Barley for a special occasion.  I can’t even remember what the special occasion was.  Might have been a wedding anniversary to reward him for surviving with me for another year.  😆  John loves peat!  I have a sweeter palate and prefer my peat with some sweeter notes. 

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Galloway Single Grain Scotch whisky

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About 2 years ago, I found this bottle of Galloway Single Grain somewhere in a small bottle shop and bought it. It was rather affordable and its was a single grain.  Not that this means much, but the information on the bottle about it being made on the banks of Loch Lomond looked interesting. 

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Maker’s 46 Kentucky Bourbon

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The blood red wax top gives it away.  There is no mistaking a Maker’s Mark.  The golden liquid on the inside is just as distinct as the  red wax seal is.  John and I love our bottle of Maker’s Mark.  It needs replacing more frequently than any other of our bourbons.  Both of us have been lusting after the Maker’s 46 for some time.  On one of John’s frequent travels, he managed to get his hands on this release.    Not long after, I heard a bird whisper that the Maker’s 46 will be available in SA from October, so we don’t need to treat this bottle with care.  We will be able to replace it again without to much drama.

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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.

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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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