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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 to work your way through in one evening.

There are some changes this year. First, the event has moved to Hyde Park Corner, the centre that houses our favourite whisky retailer, WhiskyBrother! And the folks at WhiskyBrother will be hosting one masterclass each evening (at no extra cost), but seats are limited to around 20-25 people.

Second, there is a new feature called the Half-Time Bell. For a 15 minute period, attendees will be able to try rare and limited editions of wine and whisky from ‘under the table’. This one bugs me a bit… To me, deciding on who is “worthy” of an ‘under the table’ dram should be left up to the folks behind the stand. And in a way, it is “earned” – either through an individual’s passion for the product, or their knowledge. Not just because someone rang a bell. But I digress!

Third, attendees can purchase wines and whiskies through WhiskyBrother, with a 10% discount voucher that they’ll receive on the night.

So would you like to know what whiskies are on offer and maybe win yourself a set of double tickets to the event? Of course you do! Here goes…

Octomore 07.1, Wolfburn and Kilchoman Sanaig

2016 Kaya FM Wade Bales Wine and Malt Whisky Affair – The Whisky List

(Correct at the time this post was published)

Kilchoman / Glenfarclas
Kilchoman Machir Bay Islay
Kilchoman Sinaig Islay
Glenfarclas 12 YO Highland
Glenfarclas 17 YO Highland
Wolfburn / Wemyss Malts / Shetland Reel
Wolfburn Single Malt
Wemyss The Hive
Wemyss Spice King
Wemyss Peat Chimney
Shetland Reel Batch No. 1
Peated Malts of Distinction
Bowmore Small Batch
Bowmore 12
Bowmore 15
Laphroaig Select
The Balvenie
The Balvenie 12 Double Wood
The Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask
The Balvenie 17 Double Wood
BenRiach / Glendronach
BenRiach 10 YO
BenRiach 15 YO Tawny Port
Glendronach 12 YO
Glendronach 16 YO
Glanglassaugh Revival
Glenrothes Select Reserve
Glenrothes Vintage 2001
Glenfiddich 12
Glenfiddich 14
Glenfiddich 15
Glenfiddich 15 Distillery Edition
Glenfiddich 18
Monkey Shoulder
Monkey Shoulder Malt Whisky
The Macallan
The Macallan 1824 Amber
The Macallan 1824 Sienna
Classic Laddie
Port Charlotte
Octomore 7.1
Pot Still Irish Whiskies / Aberlour
Aberlour 12
Green Spot
Longmorn 16
Redbreast 12
Powers John’s Lane 12
Glen Grant
Glen Grant Majors Reserve
Glen Grant 10
Bunnahabhain 12
Bunnahabhain 18
Bunnahabhain 25
Highland Park
Highland Park 12
Highland Park Dark Origins

My “Must-Try” List

As always, we’re spoilt for choice here! I’ll definitely be tasting the Kilchomans, Wemyss malts, Shetland (haven’t tried them yet!), the Benriachs and Glendronachs, Octomore (More! More!), the Balvenie 17yo. And then the rest on the second night! πŸ™‚

Win double tickets to the 2016 Wine and Malt Whisky Affair

We have 2 sets of double tickets for the Thursday night and 2 sets of double tickets for the Friday night to give away – valued at R360 per double ticket – thanks to Wade Bales and his team!

How can you win tickets? There are two ways:

1) Enter on the website

Whisky Tasting Fellowship is giving away 2 sets of double tickets via the website – one set for each night. All you need to do is:

a) pick the name of a whisky on the list above that you would really like to taste at the show, and then
b) 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 2016 Kaya FM / Wade Bales Wine and Malt Whisky Affair
Message: Your cell number so we can contact you if you’re a lucky winner, and the name of the whisky you’re looking forward to trying at the show.

2) Enter on Twitter

We’re giving away 2 sets of double tickets via Twitter – one set for each night. All you need to do to enter for the draw is:

a) Follow @fr1day, @wadebales and @kayafm95dot9 on Twitter
b) Tweet the following message by clicking here or by sending the message below through your favourite Twitter client:

WIN tickets to @kayafm95dot9 @wadebales Wine and Malt Whisky Affair in Jhb on 26-27 May via @fr1day. See for details

You can double your chances of winning by entering on both the website and on Twitter!

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 Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg is at your own cost. And most importantly: Drink Responsibly.

Wine and Malt Whisky Affair Event Details

The WMWA is taking place on 26 & 27 May 2016, from 6pm to 9pm, at Hyde Park Corner. Hyde Park Corner is located on the corner of William Nicol Drive and 6th Road Hyde Park.

R180 gets you in at the door, complete with food and a complimentary glass and access to all wine and whisky products featured on the night. Tickets are available from TicketPro.

As always, please, please, please Drink Responsibly – organise your transport home when you book your tickets.

I look forward to seeing you there!


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