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It was a dark and stormy night…

Whisky to savour during a storm header

It was a dark and stormy night… Thunder storms are a regular occurrence in summer.  After a hot day, afternoons cool down with dark clouds gathering and lightning that streak across the sky.  When a storm hit in the dark of night, it can be really scary.  I was standing in the doorway, listening to the thunder and seeing the lighting flash accross the horizon.  The wind howling around the house and rattling at the windows;  rain pouring on the roof.  The noice made by the storm drowned out all other sounds.

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Top 5 Drams for a cold winter night

Top 5 winter whiskiesA cold front is sweeping over South Africa. Temperatures have fallen dramatically and all thoughts of hot summer days have been eliminated by the rain, cold wind and dreary weather. The days are short and it gets dark early. There is more rain predicted for some parts and even a bit more snow expected.

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Mother’s Day Whisky Wishlist

Mother's Day whisky wishlist

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.

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Whisky & Red Leicester Cheese pairing

Red Leicester Cheese whisky pairing

Our whisky cheese pairing experiments are enjoyable. We love hunting down interesting cheese and reading up on it and then try to find whisky that will work. It leads to a lot of failures. My database of what does not work, is bigger than the list of what works. But it does not matter. For each tasting, we sit down, have some laughs, try some whisky and just have fun. What better way to spend a late Saturday afternoon?  On Friday I found a delicious looking Red Leicester at Checkers.

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What whisky do I pair with a Camembert?

Whisky and Camembert cheese pairing

I love our regular whisky and cheese pairing sessions. It usually takes place on a Saturday afternoon and we try a broad range of whiskies with the interesting cheeses. Many of the whiskies in my collection are limited editions and not readily available and this makes our tastings interesting but also challenging. To allow more people to try these pairings, I also try to find a whisky and cheese pairing readily available in South Africa. This past week we bought a Fairview Traditional Camembert.

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