Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

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Spring time: Hibiscus Pink Lady Cocktail

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In June I discovered the Capital Gin Distillery, right here in Pretoria.  Kelly has 3 amazing gin releases and my favorite was the Pink Lady.  Feminine and floral, perfect sipping gin.  So soft and easy drinking with hibiscus and thyme.  With Spring around the corner, I had to make use of this perfectly named gin to build a Spring Cocktail.

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Glenkinchie 12 yo Single Malt whisky

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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.   

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Glenfiddich 15 yo Solera Reserve Whisky

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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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Whisky for the white wine loving mom

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Deadlines, and more deadlines to finish up projects.  On top of that you went house hunting in a new city with sick kids in tow and had to find new a suitable school for the little ones.  Pictures on property sites only show the good of the house.  You have seen enough water damage, funny architectural features and cat stained carpets to last you a lifetime.  Now you still need to pack the current house and finish up the school year, while hubby is already living far away.  Following on from my previous article about Red Wine,  if your glass of white wine is just not going to make this week better – it is time to bring out the big guns. 

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Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

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Malva pudding is a sweet dessert of Cape Malay origin and well loved throughout South Africa. It contains apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture. A cream sauce is poured over it while it is hot, and it is usually served hot with
custard or ice-cream  Some people add s Amarula liquor or brandy to the cream sauce .  In winter, it is PERFECT.  Warming, rich, delicious and decadent. Perfect for a Sunday lunch.  It is John’s favorite dessert, so we regularly make it.  However, how did Malva pudding get me to the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

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