Whisky of the Week

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Tag: Tullibardine

Whisky for the white wine loving mom

Whisky for the white wine loving mom white wine header

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.  Now you still need to pack the current house and finish up the school year, while hubby is already living far away.  Following on from my previous article about Red Wine,  if your glass of white wine is just not going to make this week better – it is time to bring out the big guns. 

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Muirhead Silver Seal Maturity

Muirhead Silver Seal Maturity Single Malt whisky

My never ending quest to find affordable, drinkable whisky.  Finding well priced blended whiskies is rather easy.  There are plenty of them around and some of them are actually quite good.   However, the Single Malt group, is a different story. There are not too many new Single Malts at a good price available locally in South Africa.

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Whisky & Red Leicester Cheese pairing

Red Leicester Cheese whisky pairing

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.

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Top 5 Single Malt under R650 – 2015 Edition

Top 5 Single Malt 2015After 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.

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Tullibardine 1993 Vintage Edition

Tullibardine 1993 Vintage Edition single malt whisky

The history of Tullibardine as a site for brewing and distilling is one of the longest in Scotland. The site, on which Tullibardine is positioned, was once home to a brewery.  It is claimed it that King James IV purchased beer at this brewery to celebrate his coronation at Scone Palace in 1488. In 1503 the brewery received the first Royal Charter issued by James IV.  It was awarded to recognize the fine beer produced. Tullibardine then disappears off the pages of history.  In 1947 architect William Delmé-Evans rediscovered the disused brewery.

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