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Whisky Galore at the KAYA FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair

KAYA FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair, brought to you by Old Mutual in association with Wade Bales Wine Society

Click here to WIN tickets to the 2014 KAYA FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair, brought to you by Old Mutual in association with Wade Bales Wine Society

The Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair is back for another year! This is the 3rd year the worlds of wine and single malt whisky have been brought together by Wade Bales and his team and it promises to be a cracker, especially with Old Mutual coming on board too. The official branding of the event is:

KAYA FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair, brought to you by Old Mutual in association with Wade Bales Wine Society

Quite a mouthful hey? πŸ™‚ Running over two evenings, this fantastic event brings you closer to the wines and whiskies you’ve always wanted to taste.

This year 35 of South Africa’s premier wineries will be on show, presenting 2 of their flagship wines for you to enjoy. Firm favourites like Rustenberg, Mulderbosch, Ernie Els, and Delaire-Graff are back, and the list of whiskies are equally as impressive. Although I would say that, being a bit biased. πŸ˜‰

Let’s dive straight into the list of whiskies you will be able to taste at the KAYA Wine & Malt Whisky Affair 2013, brought to you by Old Mutual and presented by the Wade Bales Wine Society.

The Kaya FM Wine and Malt Whisky Affair Whisky Listing

(Information provided by the organisers, correct at the time this post was published)

Laphroaig / Ardmore
Laphroaig 10YO Islay Single Malt
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Islay Single Malt
Laphroaig 18YO Islay Single Malt
Ardmore Peated Highland Single Malt
The Macallan / Highland Park
The Macallan 10YO Fine Oak
The Macallan 12YO Sherry Oak
Highland Park 12YO
Whyte and Mackay
Dalmore 12YO
Jura 10YO
Dalmore Cigar Malt
Dalmore 18 YO
Jura Prophecy
Glenfiddich 14YO Rich Oak
Glenfiddich 15YO Distillery Edition
Glenfiddich 18YO
Glenfiddich 19YO Age Of Discovery
Glenfiddich 21YO
The Balvenie
The Balvenie 12YO
The Balvenie 15YO
The Balvenie 21YO
The Balvenie Tun 1401
Classic Malts
Mc Beth On Whisky
Nikka Pure Malt Black
Nikka From The Barrel
Yoichi NAS
Miyagikyo NAS
Clan Denny Speyside
Clan Denny Islay
The Glenlivet
The Glenlivet 12YO
The Glenlivet 15YO
The Glenlivet 16YO
The Glenlivet 18YO
Glenmorangie / Ardbeg
Glenmorangie Original 10YO
Glenmorangie Lasanta 12YO
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12YO
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 12YO
Ardbeg 10YO
Glen Grant
Glen Grant Majors Reserve
Glen Grant 10 YRO
Glen Grant 16 YRO
Bunnahabhain 12 YO
Bunnahabhain 15 YO
Bunnahabhain 18 YO

Whiskies to watch out for

Man, there is a great line-up this year! Whiskies that I will definitely be trying include the Laphroaig 18YO, Glenfiddich 15YO Distillers Edition, Lagavulin, pretty much any of the Japanese whiskies and the awesome Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 2!

Wine Lovers at the KAYA FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair

When, where and how much?

The Firs Shopping Complex in Rosebank will be hosting the event again on Thursday 30 May and Friday 31 May. The doors are only open for 3 hours, from 6pm to 9pm, so be there as the doors open otherwise you won’t get to see, let alone taste, half of what is on offer.

The price of a ticket hasn’t gone up either! You’ll pay R150 per ticket and that includes all wine and whisky tasting, a complimentary glass, a selection of artisanal breads, meats and cheese. Tickets are available from Computicket or the Wade Bales Society.

I shouldn’t have to say it as you’re all responsible adults right? But I will anyway… Please, please, please remember to Drink Responsibly and get your ride home organised when you book your tickets.

For more information contact Patricia Uribe-Daras on 021 794 2151, email

Win tickets to the Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair

As part of the event’s tradition, our very generous hosts have given me 10 sets of double tickets (5 pairs per night) to give away to you, the loyal Whisky Tasting Fellowship community! You can win a set of tickets by either:

1) Entering via the website/email

Simply fill in the Contact form or email me at with the following information:

– Your Name
– Your Email Address
Subject: I Want to Win Tickets to the KAYA Wine & Malt Whisky Affair 2013
Message: Your cell number so we can contact you if you’re a lucky winner, and the name of the whisky you’re most looking forward to trying at the show.

2) Entering via Twitter

Spread the news of the event to your followers by tweeting the following:

WIN @kayafm95dot9 Wine&Malt Whisky Affair tickets! Tks 2 @OldMutualSA, @wadebales & @fr1day. Go 2 #kayawineandwhisky

The more tweets and retweets you have, the more likely you are to win!

Please note: The prize is a set of double tickets only that can be collected at the door. Travel to and from the show at the The Firs Shopping Complex in Rosebank, JHB is at your own cost.

Whisky Lovers at the KAYA FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair

Look for the tall, handsome chap hanging around the whisky stands and come on over and say “hi”. See you there folks!



  1. Tshifhiwa Ramabubuda Tshifhiwa Ramabubuda
    May 21, 2013    

    I have missed last year event, so this year is my time to enjoy the smooth taste of good whisky with good company. Looking forward to taste The Balvenie 21YO

  2. Jon Jon
    May 25, 2013    

    Wow, I was skeptical about buying tickets but did anyway. Seeing the list of whiskies has made the wait till Friday all the more agonizing. Cant wait. and btw … thanks for the extra info on the event. Appreciated πŸ™‚

    • Mark Mark
      May 26, 2013    

      Glad I could help Jon! It’s going to be a blast. See you there

  3. Jon Jon
    June 1, 2013    

    Oh my!! This event blew my socks off. What a great evening of whisky.
    There was no way I could have sampled EVERYTHING, but hey … I tried πŸ™‚
    Some on the list above wasn’t available like the Laph 18YO and the Tun 1401.

    Had the:-
    Macallan 12YO,
    Jura 16YO,
    Dalmore Cigar Malt,
    GlenFiddich 14,15 & 21 YO,
    Balveni 21YO,
    Glenlivet 18YO,
    Arbeg 10YO,
    Bunnahabhain 12,15 YO
    Nikka (cant remember name)
    Lagavulin 16YO – which I’m going to buy today bcos this was by FAR the best for me.

    Did not have the Tali, HP, GlenMo’s & the Laphs cos I have them in stock and opened at home. Would have loved to try more but I didnt want to have a bad experience.

    BTW – Was driven home by stone-cold sober driver πŸ™‚ Cannot for the life of me understand the person that even has a single drink and wants to drive.

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