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Label 5 Blended Scotch whisky

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Time for an affordable blend again.  My track record with affordable blended whisky this year has not been too good.  Since the start of the year I have tasted 5 different affordable blends and only 1 was really good.  The Scottish Leader 12 yo blended whisky is a well loved staple in my house.  The other blends  I tasted was less satisfying.  Hopefully this Label 5 Blended Scotch Whisky will add a bit of quality to my affordable whisky list.

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Top 5 Single Malts 2016 Edition (under R750)!

top 5 single malts 2016 edition-under-r750

Following on from my post last week on the Top 5 Blends 2016 edition, I have worked hard to define my Top 5 Single Malts 2016. I have tasted a considerable variety of whiskies in order to sort the good from the bad, the cheap from the tasty. Keeping it under R500 for the single malts have become impossible. With the decline in the currency and the general increase in single malt prices, I had to lift the price point to around R750.

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A bottle of Scrumptiousness! Glen Moray

Glen Moray single malt whisky

Our bottle of Glen Moray was a gift from my brother-in-law. I have seen this distillery releases around, but have never tried it. After receiving it, we left it on the shelf. Until we needed a whisky for a cheese tasting and the Glen Moray popped up when I was doing research. We tried it with a creamy Lancashire cheese and loved not only the pairing, but also the whisky. The Glen Moray Distillery is a Speyside distillery situated on the banks of the River Lossie in Elgin. Glen Moray started life as West Brewery and converted into a distillery in 1897.

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Whisky & Creamy Lancashire Cheese pairing

Creamy Lancashire Cheese whisky pairing

The other day I read that there are over 700 named British cheeses produced in the UK. What an amazing number. Add to that all the Dutch, Swiss, French, German and USA unique cheese and you have an endless list of cheese possibilities. The range in South Africa is limited. We do still manage to find great options when we look for it. This week, John came home with a Creamy Lancashire from Woolworths. A couple of weeks ago we found a delicious Red Leicester.

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