Whisky of the Week

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Tag: Ardbeg Distillery (Page 1 of 4)

It was a dark and stormy night…

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It was a dark and stormy night… Thunder storms are a regular occurrence in summer.  After a hot day, afternoons cool down with dark clouds gathering and lightning that streak across the sky.  When a storm hit in the dark of night, it can be really scary.  I was standing in the doorway, listening to the thunder and seeing the lighting flash accross the horizon.  The wind howling around the house and rattling at the windows;  rain pouring on the roof.  The noice made by the storm drowned out all other sounds.

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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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Ardbeg Dark Cove – The darkest Ardbeg yet?

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I always look forward to last weekend in May. This is usually when the world celebrates Ardbeg Day.   Ardbeg day started in 2012 and this annual event has been filled with fun and whisky every year since.  With loud fanfare, a new limited Ardbeg release is launched and the day is spent tasting and appreciating Ardbeg around the world.  From New Zealand and Australia, South Africa, Europe and the USA, special Arbeg themed events turn the day into a world wide party. 

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My Top 5 Whisky Food pairings

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I capture my whisky tastings in a pretty notebook. I love the act of scribbling notes, pictures and drawing emotions on paper. Sometimes a whisky create such strong emotions what it is easier to draw an emotive face on paper than to try and capture the emotion words. Old school, I know. John loves technology and he captures his thoughts via speech recognition software. Perhaps I also prefer paper because paper does not complain about my bad spelling. Capturing my thoughts digitally leaves me with a lot of red underlined miss spelt words that I first need to fix before I can continue. My pretty book is more forgiving. My short hand doesn’t need to be spelt correctly.

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Whisky Truffles two ways: Moroccan or Peated

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A chocolate truffle is a type of chocolate confectionery, traditionally made with a chocolate ganache coated in chocolate or cacao. Truffles are usually rounded shapes.  There are a few legends about where they come from. It seems that truffles were first made between 1890 and the 1920s. According to my favourite legend, truffles, like many other great discoveries, happened by accident.

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