Founded in 2012 and celebrated on the third Saturday in May, World Whisky Day is a global event to celebrate all that is whisky or whiskey. An opportunity to bring people together and to share a glass of your favorite dram. This year Checkers invited a group of whisky lovers around the country to participate in a special twitter tasting. An event to celebrate the friendship that whisky create.
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The second Sunday in May is traditionally celebrated as Mother’s Day in our country. Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family. It is seen as a celebration of motherhood, maternal bonds and the impact of mothers in society. Mostly a day where mom can relax a bit and the kids and significant other spoil her.
The highlight in the yearly whisky calendar is the Whisky Life Festival in Sandton. It is one of the biggest whisky shows in the world. The festival is about meeting up with old friends and making new whisky friends. The tasting variety is overwhelming. We try to taste only a few whiskies that we have not tried before. Last year, I walked into Bernard Gutman, a good friend, at the Glen Grant exhibition. Bernard took the time to introduce me to the Glen Grant Major’s Reserve. And that is where I spend quite a lot of time. I also tried the Glen Grant 10 yo and the 16 yo.
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.