Whisky shows are great. They offer a great opportunity to try a new whisky before buying a bottle. You can explore whiskies from various regions and countries and discover new favourites. During November, Johannesburg hosts one of the biggest whisky shows in Africa. More than 10 000 people decent on the Sandton Convention centre for the annual Whisky Life Festival.
Welcome 2017! The end of an old year and a new beginning. For me, 2017 started with a bang. Or rather the sound of a small firework war as the neighbourhood set off (illegal) firework after firework. I stood on the patio, with a view of the horizon, while watching hundreds of fireworks greet the New Year. My poor dogs were dozed up on Rescue Remedy and sleeping soundly. The noisy fireworks woke my 5 yo, who also joined me for the free display. But before all the colorful and noisy fireworks, we had a few taste explosions of our own.
This is one of the bottles that have been in my collection for ages. I keep on drinking it, but never writing about it. So, with the Laphroaig Distillery 200 year anniversary during 2015 and before we finish this bottle, I decided that it is time to officially taste the Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Laphroaig is names after Loch Laphroaig on the south coast of Islay. Donald and Alexander Johnston established the distillery in 1815.