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From the Klein Karoo: Boplaas Whisky

Boplaas whisky brandy barrel finished header

Every month, Whisky Brother Shop publish their top 5 sellers for the month.  It is always interesting to see the old favorites (Glenmorangie, Ardbeg and Glendronach)  share space with newcomers.  The June the list had an interesting surprise.  Obviously, after Ardbeg Day at the end of May, it was expected that the Ardbeg Kelpie will make an appearance.  However number 2 on the list was interesting.  A South African whisky aged in Brandy Casks – Boplaas whisky.

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Muirhead Silver Seal Maturity

Muirhead Silver Seal Maturity Single Malt whisky

My never ending quest to find affordable, drinkable whisky.  Finding well priced blended whiskies is rather easy.  There are plenty of them around and some of them are actually quite good.   However, the Single Malt group, is a different story. There are not too many new Single Malts at a good price available locally in South Africa. With the worldwide increase in Single Malt prices and our unstable currency, it might become even more difficult in future. My ongoing search led me to the Muirhead Silver Seal Maturity Single malt. I found it at a Pick n Pay. I have never heard of Muirhead, but it was in the affordable category, so I grabbed it.

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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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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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Does the Queen rule supreme? Highland Queen Majesty

Highland Queen Majesty single malt whisky

I had to pick up a gift in Pretoria the other day and as I was a bit early, I stopped at the closest shopping centre for a cup of coffee. While strolling around looking for the best coffee place, I walked into a Checkers Liquor store and much to my surprise, saw a bottle of Single Malt that I have not noticed before. It was a Highland Queen and it retailed for around R200. In South Africa, most single malts retail for slightly more. So finding an affordable single malt, was very interesting. After a few twitter conversations about this brand, I went back and grabbed a bottle.

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