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Glenfiddich Most Experimental Bartender SA winner

Glenfiddich Most Experimental Bartender competition

Last week I was a judge on the South African leg of the inaugural Glenfiddich Most Experimental Bartender Competition. Bartenders from all over the country had to collaborate with someone outside of the industry and create a Glenfiddich based cocktail. Six bartender and collaborator pairs were shortlisted and I was fortunate to taste all of their cocktail creations. Alongside me on the judging panel was Bernard Gutman and Trevor Stuurman. The MC for the evening was Gareth Wainwright.

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Glenfiddich Most Experimental Bartender

Glenfiddich Most Experimental Bartender

What do you get when you pair a bartender, a musician, chef or artist with some exceptional Glenfiddich whisky? You get the Glenfiddich Most Experimental Bartender. Next week Thursday evening will see the SA final of the Glenfiddich Most Experimental Bartender competition. Right here in Johannesburg. And you can win double tickets to the event.  Just keep reading. 

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Whisky & Etorki Cheese Pairing

Etorki cheese whisky pairing

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.

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Top 5 Father’s Day Whiskies

Fathers day Whisky gift

It is nearly Father’s Day. For John, the best gift is a card or something made by his daughter. However, if I add a bottle of whisky to the card, I know that he will love it even more.  Father’s Day is a celebration honouring fathers and applauding fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society.   This year, Father’s Day falls on the 19th of June. Are you stumped for a gift? What to buy the man who has everything?  Want to avoid Character socks again this year?  Whisky is a perfect gift for the male parental in your life. To make it easy for anyone to buy their husband, dad or grandfather a gift, I have compiled a list of our Top 5 whiskies to give to the man in your life.

I also have a GIVEAWAY at the end for our South African readers.  A bottle of Glenfiddich 12 yo! So keep on reading…

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Whisky & Roydon Camembert

Roydon Camembert whisky pairing

A few weeks ago, we came across a Fairview Roydon Camembert cheese at Woolworths. We loved the Camembert and whisky pairing we tried last year. Having never tried a Roydon, it landed in our basket. Made with cows’ milk and a dash of goats’ milk, the Roydon Camembert is produced in the traditional French method. The goats’ milk gives it a farmhouse flavour. Roydon Camembert ripens from the outside towards the middle. This Fairview Roydon Camembert has won numerous prizes in the World Cheese Awards.

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