Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

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Valentine’s Day Personalised

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Beginning of January, the shops were overflowing with ‘Back to School’ images and advertising. Images of pens, crayons and books line the shelves.  Then the pens make way for pink and red with images of chocolate and hearts.  Yes, it is nearly Valentine’s Day –   again.  The commercialized day of Love.

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Douglas Laing Timorous Beastie & Rock Oyster

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Today I am mixing things up a bit.  I am publishing tasting notes for 2 whiskies.  Both interesting and both from the independent bottler and blender Douglas Laing.  Douglas Laing is responsible for some of the more fascinating blends around.  Blends like Scallywag with the cute little terrier, Big Peat and Clan Denny.  Keep on reading, there is a VERY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the post.

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Boozy Dessert: Coconut Panna Cotta with Malibu Rum

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In December I started with a series on Boozy Desserts with my Tiramisu with whisky recipe.  This recipe proved to be very popular.  Also, towards the end of 2017 Backsberg Winery invited several food and wine bloggers to join in a #MyBacksbergRecipe campaign. The goal was to create the ultimate recipe to pair with the Pinotage Rosé.

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Paul John Classic Select Cask from India

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The First ‘Whisky of the Week’ for 2018!  I start on an Indian note –  with the Paul John Classic Select Cask.  I love exploring world whisky.  Whisky that come from non-traditional countries such as South Africa, France, India or Taiwan.  It is probably linked to my endless wanderlust.  Drinking a whisky from a new country allows me to dream about traveling there and seeing it for myself.  When I got invited to taste a few Paul John during a tasting at Churchills Bar I was understandably excited.

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Ciroc Mango Mimosa Cocktail

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Many years ago I traveled through Russia.  It was an amazing experience.  Growing up, I never thought I would stand on the Red Square, see Saint Basil’s Cathedral and touch the walls of the Kremlin. But after the fall of Communism, Russia opened up and I grabbed the opportunity to travel there, with both hands.  I spent some time in Moscow and then took a boat down the Volga to Saint Petersburg.  The experience and landscape was mind-blowing.

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