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Wemyss Malts Dark Chocolate Orange

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April and Easter is chocolate month. Chocolate bunnies, eggs, even chocolate chickens can be found in most of the shops.  Even in my house, there is chocolate everywhere.  I keep on finding lost (hidden) chocolate eggs in strange places.  I am not complaining.  My love for chocolate is well known… and this time of the year… It is a requirement to eat chocolate.  With all the chocolate around the house, I realized, I have not blogged about my favorite chocolate whisky – The Wemyss Malts Dark Chocolate Orange!   

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Teacher’s Highland Cream Whisky

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Part 2 of my series on affordable blended whisky is the Teacher’s Highland Cream whisky.  I first noticed this whisky on one of our trips to India.  Our friend in India buys a box full of Teacher’s whisky at a time.  It is affordable and very popular in India.  One of the cheaper / more affordable blends that I have not tried before, so when I saw it locally in the shop, I thought… why not.  It retails for around R 170 ($13) in SA, definitely in the affordable category. 

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Peat from Speyside: BenRiach Curiositas

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Whiskies from Speyside are among Scotland’s lightest, sweetest single malts. Situated around the River Spey, Speyside is one of the most densely populated whisky areas in the world.  Over 30 distilleries populate the valley of rivers and glens.  The lack of peat or coastal air has allowed the Speyside region to create a broad style of whiskies that are are lighter, honeyed and refined. Some have heavily sherries influences, but there is an undercurrent of rich malts with toffee and honeyed flavours, paired with nuts and fruity notes.  Apple, pear, honey, vanilla and spice all have a part to play in the Speyside drams.  Every now and again, an expression comes along that veers off the designated path. Like this BenRiach Curiositas.

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Ardbeg Dark Cove – The darkest Ardbeg yet?

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I always look forward to last weekend in May. This is usually when the world celebrates Ardbeg Day.   Ardbeg day started in 2012 and this annual event has been filled with fun and whisky every year since.  With loud fanfare, a new limited Ardbeg release is launched and the day is spent tasting and appreciating Ardbeg around the world.  From New Zealand and Australia, South Africa, Europe and the USA, special Arbeg themed events turn the day into a world wide party. 

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How to pair Pizza and Whisky this weekend!

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Some time ago I found the National Day Calendar that lists all the National Days celebrated in the USA.  O my word!  It has been a fabulous source of inspiration.  There are monthly observations listed, daily celebrations and even National Week observations.  The month of March is National Peanut Month, Umbrella Month, Frozen Food Month and Celery Month.  Celery is just too healthy and probably a bit strange to pair with whisky.  So I decided to theme my month of March as “take way food and drinks”.  Yes, the other side of the spectrum.  This month I am pairing a few great drams with well known fast foods.  And first up is my personal favorite – PIZZA and whisky.

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