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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One of the hardest things to do is to build a whisky collection on a budget. With an increase in demand and a hunger for aged drams, whisky prices has been going through the roof and distilleries are releasing NAS versions at crazy prices. With the Rand playing yo-yo against all major currencies (Nene-gate, State Capture report and Brexit), getting my hands on delicious, affordable whisky has become harder and harder. I have found budget blends and bourbons, but the big challenge has been Single Malts. Then I landed up at a Checkers lunch close to Hein Herbst (SA’s own MaltDoc )and he told me about the Checkers Private Barrel Co no 41.
A small little whisky shop in Hydepark, Johannesburg has become the central point of the Johannesburg whisky community. Since they opened their doors in 2012, WhiskyBrother has brought a wonderful whisky variety to Johannesburg. Their whisky tastings are also legendary! Every year around this time, WhiskyBrother brings out an exclusive release and this year is no different.
Lately Woolworth has sold some strange but interesting cheeses. I am not sure what drives the demand for these wonderful but rather exotic cheeses, but I am not complaining. Having the variety available is wonderful. I found an Etorki cheese, something I have never seen before.