Whisky of the Week

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Amrut Single Malt whisky from India

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Thirty five years ago, most whisky came from Scotland.  The sacred place where whisky is distilled and aged as part of a nearly religious experience.  Chivas and Dimple were premium blends that brought tears to grown mens eyes.  It was a man’s drink, in a man’s world.  Ronald Reagan was president and the Cold War was a reality.  It was the time of the Falkland War, the launch of MTV and Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spenser.  Chernobyl exploded and the Simpsons were created. 

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Time for some Indian: Amrut Intermediate Sherry

Amrut Intermediate Sherry Single malt whisky

As I write this review, John is in Bangalore as part of his teaching commitment. So it is only fitting that we try a whisky from India this week. I packed him a sample of the Amrut Intermediate Sherry so that he can taste it while there. With the 3,5 hour time difference between South Africa and India, he could relax after a long day, with a dram that was produced not far from where he is teaching. I was fortunate to share the dram with a good friend here at home.  Zee, a whisky lover, has never tried Indian whisky before. I was glad to share my tasting with her.

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Woolworths Blue Tower Cheese and whisky pairing

Blue Tower cheese whisky pairing

Going past a well-stocked Woolworths is a treat and last week we found a Fairview Blue Tower cheese. A while ago we tried the Fairview Camembert Cheese with whisky.  It was delicious. This Fairview Blue Tower has won the South African National Dairy Championships First Prize in the Blue or White Veined Cheese Category for 2015. This Blue Tower is a full fat blue veined Gorgonzola-style cheese with a mild flavour and a rich, creamy texture.

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Single Malt of the Year 2014 Edition

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During 2014 we tasted 50 different whiskies including single malts and blends.  Like last year, we tweeted our ratings and blogged about our impressions. Our tastings usually take place every Friday, but on the last Friday of the year we announce our Single Malt of the Year 2014 and this year we surprisingly had a few entries for Blend of the Year 2014 as well.

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Amrut Kadhambam Single Malt

Amrut Kadhambam Indian single malt Whisky

Today I try an whisky from India, the Amrut Kadhambam.  We love traveling and have been fortunate to visit many countries around the world. Few countries can compete with the intense colour, spice and hustle and bustle that is India. It is one of our favourite countries to visit and we have spent some wonderful times in Mumbai, Bangalore and in the beautiful Kerala. On none our trips we were fortunate enough to get hold of some Amrut. We bought all our Amrut whisky releases outside of India.

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