Whisky of the Week

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Forty Creek Barrel Select Whisky

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The bottle is nearly done and I quickly need to capture the tasting notes for this Forty Creek Barrel Select whisky.  I bought it in Canada during my July trip and there is barely enough left for a tasting.  I was amazed, while strolling through liquor stores in Vancouver, that they had bottle sized up to 1.5 L readily available. Not something you find easily in SA.  Also smaller sizes, such as the one I managed to bring home at 375 ml.

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Top 5 Single Malt 2017 under R 900

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What a year 2017 was.  It started with the swearing in of a new USA president who did not wait very long before he started signing Executive Orders. Britain officially began the process of leaving the European Union by triggering the Article 50 and “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” had everyone on the edge of their seats. In between all of this, we drank whisky, celebrated happy occasions and now start the count down to 2018. 

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What a Blend! Clan Denny Islay Edition

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In my non stop search for affordable and delicious bends I have tasted some rather “interesting” drams.  I have tried some excellent blends. And I have tried a few where I look at the bottle and wonder  if the person who bottled this, tasted it before it was bottled.  This year have been slower than usual in my search for affordable blends.  I have found some stunning blends in the mid range level.  Blends like the Rock Oyster and the Timorous Beastie that retail for around R 750 – R1000 range.  But very few in the affordable range around R500. 

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Glen Grant 12 yo Single Malt whisky

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The whisky fabric is an amazing place.  It is full of vibrant people and amazing conversations.  Friendships start over a glass of whisky and lasts for many years.  Friendships that transcends whisky.  The opportunity to all meet up, happens only a few times a year.  One of the biggest events of the year is the Annual Whisky and Spirits Live Festival in Sandton at the beginning of November and it is an event every one looks forward to.  A chance for friends from all over South Africa to catch up over a glass (or 2) of whisky.

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Octomore Scottish Barley Edition 06.1

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What do you buy for the special person in your life who loves peaty whisky?  The peatiest whisky in the world of course.  The fact that it completes the series from the Bruichladdich distillery of which we already have 2, is just the cherry on the cake.  I bought John a bottle of Octomore Scottish Barley for a special occasion.  I can’t even remember what the special occasion was.  Might have been a wedding anniversary to reward him for surviving with me for another year.  😆  John loves peat!  I have a sweeter palate and prefer my peat with some sweeter notes. 

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