Whisky of the Week

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My Top 5 Whisky Food pairings

Top 5 whisky food pairings header

I capture my whisky tastings in a pretty notebook. I love the act of scribbling notes, pictures and drawing emotions on paper. Sometimes a whisky create such strong emotions what it is easier to draw an emotive face on paper than to try and capture the emotion words. Old school, I know. John loves technology and he captures his thoughts via speech recognition software. Perhaps I also prefer paper because paper does not complain about my bad spelling. Capturing my thoughts digitally leaves me with a lot of red underlined miss spelt words that I first need to fix before I can continue. My pretty book is more forgiving. My short hand doesn’t need to be spelt correctly.

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Top 5 Single Malts 2016 Edition (under R750)!

top 5 single malts 2016 edition-under-r750

Following on from my post last week on the Top 5 Blends 2016 edition, I have worked hard to define my Top 5 Single Malts 2016. I have tasted a considerable variety of whiskies in order to sort the good from the bad, the cheap from the tasty. Keeping it under R500 for the single malts have become impossible. With the decline in the currency and the general increase in single malt prices, I had to lift the price point to around R750.

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Classic Islay: Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Laphroaig Quarter Cask single malt Whisky

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.

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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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