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Whisky for the red wine loving mom

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It was one of those weeks!  Frequent tantrums, fights about breakfast and school assignments  not finished. Getting stuck in traffic, with deadlines looming larger than the truck you are stuck behind. Afternoon rush from ballet to swimming, soccer to extra maths, all with a grumpy toddler in tow. The husband down with man flu and the geyser breaking and no hot water.  After a week like this, a glass of red wine is just not going to cut it.

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Father’s Day. How will you spoil your special man?

FAther's Day 2017 header Fathers Day

A short couple of weeks ago, it was Mother’s Day.  I wipe my eyes and suddenly it is nearly Father’s Day.  I was spoilt on Mother’s Day with breakfast in bed and a few special gifts.  It was a wonderful day that I could spend with my family.  Now it is my turn to celebrate the amazing father that John is.  I looked around for special items that will make him realize how special he is to us.  Items that convey how much we appreciated him.  One of my favorite places to look for personalized gifts is Netflorist.

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Ile de France Brie cheese and whisky pairing

Brie cheese whisky pairing

After a relaxing holiday, 2016 started with  new opportunities.  And a chance to try out more whisky and cheese pairings. During December 2015, Checkers brought out a  new cheese brochure, which I read from end to end. It had all kinds of amazing cheese ideas and I kept it for further inspiration. The front page had a picture of the cutest little Ile de France Brie cheeses. You might say that Brie cheese should not be described as cute, but when you see these little delicate Ile de France morsels, you would agree.

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Shall we try Naked? Naked Grouse

Naked Grouse Blended whisky

In addition to our regular single malt favourites, to spice things up, we have added a blended whisky to our tasting schedule every now and again. Last year, this led us to the Black Grouse which we loved and which we paired with some spicy Indian food. On reading up about the Grouse brand, I noted that they made a Naked Grouse version. And with a name like that… we had to have it. So, on the way back from London, I grabbed this award-winning Grouse. I see that it is available in SA as well. The Famous Grouse is a brand of blended Scotch whisky, first produced by Matthew Gloag & Son.

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The Famous Grouse Blended whisky

The Famous Grouse blended whisky

The Famous Grouse is a brand of blended Scotch whisky, first produced by Matthew Gloag & Son. Owned and produced by The Edrington Group, this famous blend is made up of various well know distilleries. Most notably whisky from The Macallan, The Glenrothes and Highland Park. Furthermore, 65% of the spirit content is grain whisky.  I have tried the Black Grouse, their peaty expression, and loved it.  We found that the Black Grouse also pairs well with Indian food.

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