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Christmas for Grownups – Spirits-Filled Advent Calendars Are Awesome!

DrinksByTheDram 2015 Whisky Advent Calendar

Remember the excitement leading up to Xmas day? Popping open those doors on your advent calendar and enjoying a choclate-y treat a day as you marched on through December to the beat of the Little Drummer Boy? It was a magical time. As you get older, the excitement wanes. Sure, it is fun to relive […]

Tasting Tullamore D.E.W.’s Lastest SA Offerings

Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix and 12yo

Willam Grant & Sons are no strangers to SA – the top-selling Glenfiddich range forms part of their stable, along with its sibling, The Balvenie and of course the Grant’s range of blended whiskies. But they have other brands in the family which may be less familiar, like Hendrick’s Gin and Tullamore D.E.W. (bought in […]

It’s Finally Here – Say Hello To Three Ships Single Malt Single Cask PX Finish Whisky!

Three Ships PX Finish close-up

Good things come to those who wait. And boy, have I been waiting… It has been almost two years since I wrote this post asking/pleading/demanding that Distell let Andy Watts release some of the treasures hidden away in the warehouses at the James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, Western Cape. And then earlier in the year, […]

Three Ships Whisky Have A New Look – We Compare The Old Bottle To The New

The new-look Three Ships whisky range

Distell’s Three Ships Whisky brand just keeps going from strength to strength. Their growing popularity both locally and abroad along with their wins in a host of spirits competitions in recent years has put them in the limelight. Instead of sitting back and relaxing, the team is pushing forward. Andy Watts, master distiller for Three […]

Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky Is Coming to America!

Bain's Whisky In America

It was bound to happen. You simply can’t keep something this good to yourself. Yep, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is going global baby! As I type this, Andy Watts – master distiller at the James Sedgwick Distillery (home of Bain’s and Three Ships whisky) – is winging his way to the good ol’ US of […]

Checkers Private Barrel Co Is Releasing Its 10th Expression – A Real Beaut

A single cask 16 year old Glenburgie

Checkers LiquorShop has done it again! They’ve gone and sourced their 10th Single Barrel whisky and it is lovely. A 16 year old Glenburgie this time. If you aren’t familiar with the distillery, I’m not surprised. Glenburgie rarely finds its way out into the big wide world as a single malt. Instead it forms the […]