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Koval Bourbon Single Barrel Whiskey

Koval single barrel bourbon whiskey header Koval bourbon

I have been testing and writing about an American Whiskey or Bourbon every month for the last two and a half years, but slowly I am running out of affordable bourbons available in SA to taste and write about.   I might have to switch over the Irish whiskey in a month or 2. Anyway, this week I am opening my first Koval, the Koval Bourbon whiskey.  It is available in SA through WhiskyBrother or Aficionado’s and a new distillery. Both to my collection and in age.  

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King Car Conductor Whisky from Taiwan

King Kar whisky kavalan header King Car Conductor

Back in 2011 when I started collecting whisky, l managed to find whiskies from the more traditional whisky making countries like Ireland, USA and Canada.  But on one of John’s trips he stumbled across a bottle of Finnish whisky and a bottle of Taiwanese whiskies.  Suddenly the flood gates opened.  There was an explosion of world whisky.  It might have been that the trip opened our eyes to something that has been there all along.  Regardless of the reason, we started noticing world whiskies everywhere and our collection changed to incorporate more world whisky.  To date, I have tasted whiskies from 23 different countries. But one of the first non traditional counties was Kavalan from Taiwan. 

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Bushmills 16 yo Irish Whiskey

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The Bushmills 16 yo is probably one of the dustiest bottles in my collection. I have had this bottle for more than 8 years and although we have tried it a few times, I have never written about it. With all the new whisky arrivals, it got moved right to the back of my whisky cupboard and in December, while sorting and organizing, I stumbled across it again. So it made it to my tasting list early in 2017.

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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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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. After many years of asking, the Distell whisky powers approved the concept.   What a wonderful way to experience this award-winning South African whiskies.   Now you can see the whisky passion for yourself!  So, in celebration of this special occasion, I try the Three Ships 5 yoPremium Select whisky.

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