Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

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Paul John Classic Select Cask from India

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The First ‘Whisky of the Week’ for 2018!  I start on an Indian note –  with the Paul John Classic Select Cask.  I love exploring world whisky.  Whisky that come from non-traditional countries such as South Africa, France, India or Taiwan.  It is probably linked to my endless wanderlust.  Drinking a whisky from a new country allows me to dream about traveling there and seeing it for myself.  When I got invited to taste a few Paul John during a tasting at Churchills Bar I was understandably excited.

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Forty Creek Barrel Select Whisky

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The bottle is nearly done and I quickly need to capture the tasting notes for this Forty Creek Barrel Select whisky.  I bought it in Canada during my July trip and there is barely enough left for a tasting.  I was amazed, while strolling through liquor stores in Vancouver, that they had bottle sized up to 1.5 L readily available. Not something you find easily in SA.  Also smaller sizes, such as the one I managed to bring home at 375 ml.

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Michel Couvreur Special Vatting Peaty Malt whisky

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It was the clean classic label design that made me buy the bottle of Michel Couvreur whisky more than anything. A cream label with a beautiful cursive font and a red wax seal.  The label is attached over 2 sides of the square bottle to ensure the corner of the bottle is presented on the shelf.  This feature made it stand out in between other square and round bottled and I noticed it immediately.  I have never heard the name or seen anything on this release before. 

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World Whisky: Floki Icelandic Young Malt

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John went climbing in Iceland two years ago.  Not a country that was on my bucket list, until we started researching it for his climb.  He came back with amazing memories and made us all jealous  with photos of the amazing scenery and stories about trolls and sheep. It was also a country that allowed us to add to our World whisky collection.

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From the Klein Karoo: Boplaas Whisky

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Every month, Whisky Brother Shop publish their top 5 sellers for the month.  It is always interesting to see the old favorites (Glenmorangie, Ardbeg and Glendronach)  share space with newcomers.  The June the list had an interesting surprise.  Obviously, after Ardbeg Day at the end of May, it was expected that the Ardbeg Kelpie will make an appearance.  However number 2 on the list was interesting.  A South African whisky aged in Brandy Casks – Boplaas whisky.

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