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Balls of Steel Whisky Coolers – Gimmicky or Worth Buying?

Balls of Steel in glass with whisky

Having to cool down your whisky is not something folks in cooler climes are that familiar with, so it is always amusing to see the disdain whisky snobs show when you mention adding ice or the like to cool down your dram. But in a country like South Africa, where summer temps can head north […]

Win Tickets to 2014 Whisky Live Festival in Sandton with Glen Grant Whisky

Win a bottle of Glen Grant 10yo and double tickets to Whisky Live

The folks at Glen Grant have generously put up two sets of double tickets to the Whisky Live Festival on Friday, 14th Nov 2014. And that’s not all. They will be giving you a bottle of the Glen Grant 10 year old to take home with you too! All you need to do to enter […]

2014 FNB Whisky Live SA Preview

2013 WLF Independent Bottlers' Challenge Line Up

It’s that time of year again folks! Yup, the 12th FNB Whisky Live Festival is about to roll into Johannesburg and take up residence at the Sandton Convention Centre for another 3 days from 12-14 November. What can you expect at Whisky Live this year? As usual, there is plenty on the go from workshops […]

Glenfiddich Excellence 26yo Makes A House Call

Sipping On The Glenfiddich Excellence 26yo

I’m a bit of a romantic when it comes to whisky and the whisky industry in general. Instead of seeing companies pushing products to make a profit for their shareholders I see skilled artisans and creative artists plying their craft in the pursuit of producing the perfect dram, or at least ensuring that the consistency and […]

A Tribute To My Father

A young military cadet

My father may not have taught me anything about whisky, but I did learn a lot about the man I wanted to become from him. He has always been my primary role model when growing up, and I’d like to think that I walk in his footsteps when it comes to this selection of some […]

A New Checkers Private Barrel Co Whisky Called No. 39 Joins The Stable

Front label - Private Barrel Co No. 39

You may remember me tasting the Private Barrel Co range from Checkers at the launch event they held last year. When in my local Checkers LiquorShop last week to stock up on my supply of the Private Barrel Co Mortlach 14yo (love it!), I spotted a new whisky in the range, called No. 39. So […]