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I’m Heading Over to Scotland to Pick the Next Private Barrel Co Release!

Are Ya Mac Enough?

Anyone who knows me will know just how much I love whisky and how I yearn to visit Scotland again. So when Checkers Liquorshop announced that they were running a competition and the winner would be flying over to Scotland to help pick their next single cask release for the Private Barrel Co range, I […]

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15 Year Old Three Ships Pinotage Cask Finish – An Absolute Masterpiece

Three Ships Pinotage Cask Finish Whisky

When it comes to my whisky journey, I’ve been blessed to have met many great people in the whisky industry and have tasted more than my fair share of truly exceptional whiskies. And now I can add another one to that list – the second release in The Masters Collection, namely the 15 year old […]

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Wild About Whisky – A Whisky Lover’s Paradise

Steve behind the bar

My first pilgrimage to Wild About Whisky, located in the quaint little town of Dullstroom a mere 2 hours from Johannesburg, took place about 4 years ago and I am only now putting pen to paper to write about it. Why so long? Well, initially I was just so overawed with my experience that I […]

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Discovering Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia Whiskies – Exclusive to Checkers

Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia Whiskies Standing at Attention

A tasting of 2 new ranges of whisky from a distillery that I have never tried before, at an undisclosed location, paired with a six course menu. Checkers certainly knows how to push all my buttons. The occassion: the launch of Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia whiskies which are available in South Africa exclusively at […]

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2016 KayaFM Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair – The Whisky List and Your Chance to Win!

2016 Kaya FM Wine and Malt Whisky Affair

It’s that time of the year again! Wade Bales descends on Joburg with a delectable selection of whiskies and wines for our pleasure. With the great selection on offer it is best to attend both nights if you can. Even for a die-hard whisky lover like myself, there is just simply too much on offer […]

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Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Vertical Tasting

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2013 through 2016 bottles

I fell in love with Kilchoman thanks to an introduction from Marc Pendlebury (WhiskyBrother) years ago and my good friend Theo (one of The Whisky Pigs founding members) has carried on my love affair with the distillery thanks to some fantastic samples from him. Based on his “wall of Kilchoman” (over 100 bottles!), he must […]

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