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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The blood red wax top gives it away. There is no mistaking a Maker’s Mark. The golden liquid on the inside is just as distinct as the red wax seal is. John and I love our bottle of Maker’s Mark. It needs replacing more frequently than any other of our bourbons. Both of us have been lusting after the Maker’s 46 for some time. On one of John’s frequent travels, he managed to get his hands on this release. Not long after, I heard a bird whisper that the Maker’s 46 will be available in SA from October, so we don’t need to treat this bottle with care. We will be able to replace it again without to much drama.
I am always looking for interesting whisky at a good price. Call it the frugal Dutch side of me, but I don’t think expensive necessarily equals good. These last couple of years I have managed to find great blends and single malt whiskies at affordable prices. Whiskies that you can buy 2 or 3 bottles of and not survive on dry bread for the rest of the month. I publish my top 5 affordable Single Malt and Blends list yearly. This year however, has been a challenge. I am over the halfway mark and I have not really found too many delicious “new” affordable drams. My top 5 list for 2017 was looking a bit bare.
Glenfiddich is one of my favourite distilleries. I love the sweet fruity releases that consistently come from this Speyside gem. Our Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 yo did not last long and we had to replace it rather quickly. It was just that good! The Glenfiddich 12 yo is the perfect dram for whisky newbies and the Rich Oak pairs well with cheese. I have written 10 blog posts that feature Glenfiddich in some way or another. More than the 8 blog posts I have done about Balvenie. Definitely a distillery I love.
Malva pudding is a sweet dessert of Cape Malay origin and well loved throughout South Africa. It contains apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture. A cream sauce is poured over it while it is hot, and it is usually served hot with
custard or ice-cream. Some people add s Amarula liquor or brandy to the cream sauce . In winter, it is PERFECT. Warming, rich, delicious and decadent. Perfect for a Sunday lunch. It is John’s favorite dessert, so we regularly make it. However, how did Malva pudding get me to the Woodford Reserve Double Oaked?
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