Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

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From the Klein Karoo: Boplaas Whisky

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Every month, Whisky Brother Shop publish their top 5 sellers for the month.  It is always interesting to see the old favorites (Glenmorangie, Ardbeg and Glendronach)  share space with newcomers.  The June the list had an interesting surprise.  Obviously, after Ardbeg Day at the end of May, it was expected that the Ardbeg Kelpie will make an appearance.  However number 2 on the list was interesting.  A South African whisky aged in Brandy Casks – Boplaas whisky.

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Easy & decadent! Nutella and Cardamom Rum

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Strange how the mind works. Well, my mind anyway.  It stores away random bits of information, only to be triggered by a totally unrelated event.   The cocktail for this month was inspired by such an trigger.  Rather, 1 event and 1 blog article that I read – totally unrelated.   A blog post by one of my favorite Parenting Lifestyle bloggers about Coconut chocolate milk and a visit from a dear friend who brought a bottle of rum with him.  

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Checkers Private Barrel Co No 68 Single Malt

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Founded in 2012 and celebrated on the third Saturday in May, World Whisky Day is a global event to celebrate all that is whisky or whiskey. An opportunity to bring people together and to share a glass of your favorite dram.  This year Checkers invited a group of whisky lovers around the country to participate in a special twitter tasting.  An event to celebrate the friendship that whisky create.

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Balvenie Triple Cask 16 yo Whisky

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One of the best things for me about whisky is the opportunity to open it celebrate something special.   Opening a new bottle and discover something different and exciting.  You create memories when you open a bottle to celebrate a special occasion. Months later, when you opening up that bottle again, you are immediately reminded you of what you have achieved and celebrated.  

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The Capital Gin – Made in Pretoria with love

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Gin made in the shade of the famous Pretoria jacaranda trees, at the foothills of the Magalies mountains, next to the Apies River.  It is true!  I was fortunate to go and investigate a small gin distillery a few weeks ago and interview Kelly Duncan, the head and heart behind this interesting start up.  Kelly is a successful business consultant who’s curiosity lead her to gin distilling.  The question of how gin is made, prompted her to do a distilling course and then the gin bug bit. 

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