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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John went climbing in Iceland two years ago. Not a country that was on my bucket list until we started researching it for his climb. He came back with amazing memories and made us all jealous with photos of the amazing scenery and stories about trolls and sheep. John also had stories about the interesting food such as -Hákarl (putrescent shark meat, which has been preserved) and Hot Spring Rye Bread (dark bread that is baked in special wooden casks that is placed close to hot springs and then left for more than 24 hours).
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.
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.
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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