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Mulled Wine in honor of my Canada trip

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If you have been following me on social media, you would have seen about my trip to Canada.  While John was climbing Denali in Alaska, me and the little one went off to visit some family in Vancouver and spent time exploring this amazing city. While we were there, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday.  On the 1st of July, there were celebrations and flags every where.  It was amazing.  

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Canada Travel Diary – June 2017

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John climbed Denali in Alaska during June and me and the little one decided to wait for him in Vancouver, Canada. My favourite cousin lives there, so it was a wonderful opportunity to spend time with him.   John planned on completing his climbs and then fly out to Vancouver as well to spend some family time in Canada. 

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Amrut Single Malt whisky from India

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Thirty five years ago, most whisky came from Scotland.  The sacred place where whisky is distilled and aged as part of a nearly religious experience.  Chivas and Dimple were premium blends that brought tears to grown mens eyes.  It was a man’s drink, in a man’s world.  Ronald Reagan was president and the Cold War was a reality.  It was the time of the Falkland War, the launch of MTV and Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spenser.  Chernobyl exploded and the Simpsons were created. 

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Baby it’s cold outside: Top 5 Winter whiskies

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Baby, it’s cold outside!  It is winter in the Southern Hemisphere.  Short days, cold nights and frost on the ground.  Some parts have snow, rain or slush, depending on where you live.  Here in Johannesburg, the mornings start out really cold, then it warms up a bit, just to cool down as the sun sets and it gets really cold at night.  It is time for warm chunky jerseys, hearty vegetable soups and hot chocolate with marshmallows.  It is time for lighting the fireplace and sitting back with a book under a blanket.  For me, winter is a time for introspection and being at home. 

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Aged in Stout barrels: Jameson Caskmates Whiskey

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When friends meet up for a drink, great things tend to happen.  I know! When I meet up with my friends for drinks,  we solve a world full of problems in an evening. Other friends met up for a drink during a ski holiday and Mackmyra was created.  The same is true for the Jameson Caskmates.  In 2013, two long time friends met for drinks at a local pub in County Cork, Ireland.  The friends were Dave Quinn, Master of Whiskey Science at Jameson Distillery and Shane Long, Head Brewer at local Irish micro-brewery Franciscan Well. 

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