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Winner: Whisky of the Year 2016 Edition

 2016 Whisky of the Year Edition winner

One of the last things I do on the blog for each year is choose my top whisky for the year.  I take a look at all the whiskies that was rated Divine and through a blind taste test, I find who is the ultimate winner – my Whisky of the Year.  I have tried some amazing drams over the years.  And this year is no exception.  During this year, there has been wonderful whiskies that left a smile on our faces but also a few that had me reach for the antacids. 

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Classic whisky & a Daniel Wellington Watch PROMO Code

Classic whisky Daniel Wellington

A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to choose a Daniel Wellington watch. I have not worn a watch in 10 years, but when I saw the beautiful lines of these watches, I changed my mind. The watch I chose was named “Classic Durham”. It has an eggshell white face and an elegant light brown leather strap. Best of all, it is ultra thin and does not bother me during the day. The Daniel Wellington designs are classic, simple and crisp.  You can showcase your personal style through the choice of silver or rose gold faces.  They also have a great variety of both leather and NATO interchangeable straps.

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From Orkney island: Ballantine’s Scapa

Ballantines Scapa Signature Edition blended whisky

I have often written about our love for Ballantine’s whisky.  Ballantine’s Finest was the first blended dram to earn our Divine rating.  Not even our beloved Johnnie Walker Black could achieve that.  We try to extend our Ballantine’s whisky collection whenever we can. Chivas Brothers launched four Ballantine’s expressions under the new line, Signature Distillery Editions.   Scapa (targeted at the Korean market), Glenburgie (release for travel retail), Miltonduff and Glentauchers.

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Marvelous Summer holiday cocktails

Holiday cocktails

It is summer! December summer holiday in Johannesburg is wonderful.  The days are long and hot.Weekends are perfect for relaxing on the patio and drinking cocktails.   As soon as the middle of November arrive, we start planning our December summer cocktails.  When the first weekend in December roll around, we through open our cocktail cupboard and start having fun.

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Top 5 Blended whiskies under R500 – 2015 Edition

top 5 blended whiskies

Last year, on request for a friend, we did a Top 5 Blended whiskies under R500. It has been one of our more popular posts and this year, we compiled the list again. The South African currency has fallen quite dramatically during the year and had an impact on the price of whisky. The blended whisky category, fortunately still has quite a few really great drams at a good price and compiling this list is not too difficult.

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