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Whisky for the red wine loving mom

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It was one of those weeks!  Frequent tantrums, fights about breakfast and school assignments  not finished. Getting stuck in traffic, with deadlines looming larger than the truck you are stuck behind. Afternoon rush from ballet to swimming, soccer to extra maths, all with a grumpy toddler in tow. The husband down with man flu and the geyser breaking and no hot water.  After a week like this, a glass of red wine is just not going to cut it.

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Three Ships Pinotage Cask Whisky

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The year 2016 started with a BANG.  I started my tasting year with a special South African Dram.  It was the Three Ships PX Cask, the first in their Three Ships Masters Collection. This year,  I am fortunate to start on an even bigger BANG.  First up is another Three Ships Masters Collection release, the Three Ships Pinotage Cask Finish.  A 15 yo blend from the beautiful Wellington in the Western Cape.  What makes it so very special is the aging in the Pinotage Casks. 

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Top 5 Single Malts 2016 Edition (under R750)!

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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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Proudly SA: Three Ships 5 yo Premium Select

Three Ships 5 yo Premium Select Blended whisky

Many years ago, I was traveling through Ireland. It is a beautiful green country with great beer and of course, Jameson’s Irish whiskey. In Dublin, I visited the Jameson’s Distillery visitors centre. It was a remarkable experience.  The Jameson’s visitors’ centre in Dublin showcased  the art of whisky making and the passion that goes into creating a brand like Jameson’s. Fast-forward a couple of years to 2016. The James Sedgwick’s  distillery in Wellington becomes the first (and only) commercial whisky  distillery on the African continent to open a visitor center.

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Don Andy: Don Pedro with Three Ships 5yo

Don Andy Don Pedro with Three Ships 5 yo

It was a special treat to go out for dinner as a student. If you still had enough money left over at the end of the meal, the dessert choice was always a Don Pedro.  I assumed that Don Pedro is a standard dessert throughout the world. It is only when I started traveling abroad that I realised, it is not known outside of our beautiful country. Asking for a Don Pedro in Amsterdam was met with much bewilderment. I tried again in Paris in broken French and sign language, and my request was met with frowns and growls. I did not even try when I arrived in Moscow. To me, whisky and ice cream was a natural fit. For the rest of the world, not so much…

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