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.
Our whisky cheese pairing experiments are enjoyable. We love hunting down interesting cheese and reading up on it and then try to find whisky that will work. It leads to a lot of failures. My database of what does not work, is bigger than the list of what works. But it does not matter. For each tasting, we sit down, have some laughs, try some whisky and just have fun. What better way to spend a late Saturday afternoon? On Friday I found a delicious looking Red Leicester at Checkers.
After the positive feedback on the 2014 Top 5 Single Malt list, we decided to compile a Top 5 Single Malts list again – 2015 Edition. Finding single malt whiskies under R500 is becoming rather difficult. I had to up the price limit on this category a bit. I am sure there are great Single Malt whiskies under R500, we have just not tasted them yet. This list documents drams that we tried and rated Excellent over the last year or 2.