Whisky of the Week

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Tag: Springbank

Whisky for the white wine loving mom

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Deadlines, and more deadlines to finish up projects.  On top of that you went house hunting in a new city with sick kids in tow and had to find new a suitable school for the little ones.  Pictures on property sites only show the good of the house.  You have seen enough water damage, funny architectural features and cat stained carpets to last you a lifetime. 

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Glen Scotia Double Cask Whisky

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There is a whisky region that almost disappeared.  Around a century ago Campbeltown was the most prolific of all of Scotland’s whisky regions. There were more than 20 distilleries in the small geographic whisky region. This dwindled down to just 3.  One of the reasons for the decline was the fact that most distilleries in the Campbeltown region had a strong focus on quantity instead of quality.

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Ways to pair Brebirousse d’Argental with whisky

Brebirousse d'Argental Cheese whisky pairing

The Pick n Pay on William Nicol Johannesburg has an amazing variety of cheese. For us, it is a bit of a drive to get there, but when we do take the trouble, we usually come away with something interesting. A while ago, we found a Brebirousse d’Argental Cheese. We were not sure if this soft cheese would pair with whisky, but we had to try.

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Springbank 18 yo Single Malt

Springbank 18 yo single malt whisky

Prior to the arrival of our daughter Milenka, Father’s Days meant meant very little to John. He never knew his own father so there was no reason to celebrate it. However, since her arrival it has all changed.  The special “Happy Father’s Day” baby artwork gets center stage in the study. Marc from WhiskyBrother helped Jeannette to select this bottle and as always, he know exactly what to pick.  We are really exited to add this bottle of Springbank 18 yo to our collection.  It is a distillery that we have heard great things from but have not tried before.

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Springbank 18 yo : New Arrival

Springbank 18 yo single malt whisky

Ever since the birth of our daughter, Milenka, I look forward to Fathers Day. I know that her Au Pair and her will produce a special piece of artwork that i will treasure for a long time. Today was no different, but in addition my wife Jeannette bought me a bottle of Springbank 18 yo  to celebrate Fathers Day.  This is the second edition, with a mauve label, and it was declared by the 2010 World Whiskies Awards to be Best Campbeltown Malt. We did not have a Campbeltown whisky in our collection and I had been  contemplating getting one.

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