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2017 Whisky and Spirits Live – The Complete List of IBC Whiskies

Independent Bottlers' Challenge

There’s been a slight change to the format this year, it’s no longer just Whisky Live… Now the 3-day festival that sees thousands of whisky lovers flock to the Sandton Convention Centre has expanded its offering and has been renamed as Whisky & Spirits Live. Personally, I’m not a fan of the addition of gins, vodkas and the like to the line up. Don’t get me wrong, I love drinking those fine products, I just don’t want to have to dilute my whisky experience at the show.

Having said that, there is still PLENTY of whisky to go around and the Independent Bottlers’ Challenge stand is where you’ll most likely find me camped out. This is where you go to taste whiskies that you generally don’t get in SA and won’t ever see grace our shores due to limited supply and not being bottled in 750ml bottles as per SA regulations.

Let’s dive in and see what is on offer this year! Whiskies are grouped by Independent Bottler. I’ve highlighted the whiskies I’m most interested in trying myself in red. Do me a favour and don’t finish these off before I get a chance to try them please! In an ideal world, I’d get to try them all. So many whiskies, so little time! πŸ™‚

(Please note: These whiskies were correct – as provided – at time of publishing, they may have changed since or may not be available at the festival. A different selection will be available each night, all the more reason to visit the show on more than one evening!)

Celtic Whisky Shop

Celtic Whisky Shop

Celtic Cask Cuig Deag (46%)
Cill Airne Cask Oloroso Cask 006 (46%)
Cill Airne Cask Pedro Ximenez Cask 007 (48%)

Chapter 7 Whisky

Chapter 7 Whisky

Chapter 7th Highland Small Batch (56.2%)
Chapter 7th Irish Single Malt (57.1%)
Invergordon 1972 (49.7%)
Strathmill 1991 (55.8%)
Glen Moray (57%)

Cumbrae Supply Co LTD

Golden Cask Allt-A-Bhainne (58%)
Golden Cask Dailuaine (58.7%)
Golden Cask Ledaig (61.3%)
Golden Cask Tormore (50%)

Douglas Laing & Co

Douglas Laing

Old Particular Cambus 24 years (51.5%)
Old Particular Glenrothes (48.4%)
Old Particular Glenturret (45.4%)

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky

Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky

Bladnoch Bladnoch (50.2%)
Dimensions CS Blair Athol (55.3%)
Springbank Springbank (55.8%)
The Octave Aultmore (53.3%)
The Octave Ben Nevis (51.3%)
The Octave Bunnahabhain (53.7%)
The Octave Clynelish (50%)
The Octave Glen Grant (47.7%)
The Octave Glenlossie (50%)
The Octave Invergordon (47.6%)
The Octave Islay Blended Malt (52.3%)
The Octave North British (54.8%)
The Octave Royal Brackla (53.7%)
The Octave Strathmill (50.2%)

Malts of Scotland

Malts of Scotland

Auchentoshan (45.5%)
Ayrshire (53.2%)
Bowmore (55.2%)
Bruichladdich Red Wine Cask (57.2%)
Bruichladdich The Valentine’s Kiss (56.2%)
Caol Ila (54.9%)
Glen Elgin (54.6%)
Glengoyne (54%)
Highland Park (55.8%)
Images Of Islay Grey Seals At Port Nahaueu (49.8%)
Images Of Orkney Kirkwall- Earls Palace (53.2%)
Littlemill (50.2%)
Miltonduff (55.8%)
Mortlach (56.4%)
North British (53.7%)
Old Pulteney Sherry Hogshead (59.6%)
Port Charlotte (57.2%)
Speyside Distillery (58.2%)
Strathisla (57.5%)
Tormore (53.4%)

Scotland Grindlay Ltd

Scotland Grindlay Ltd

Grindlay’s Selection Ben Nevis 1997 (56%)
Grindlay’s Selection Craigellachie 2006 (56%)
Grindlay’s Selection Dailuaine 1996 (57%)

Speciality Drinks

Speciality Drinks

Port Askaig 100 Proof (57.1%)

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Aberlour Batch 4 (51%)
Ardbeg Batch 5 (47.5%)
Ardbeg Batch 7 (52%)
Ardmore Batch 1 (55.5%)
Arran Batch 3 (51.5%)
Arran Batch 4 (52%)
Arran Batch 5 (54.6%)
Arran Batch 6 (49.7%)
Ben Nevis Batch 3 (47.2%)
Ben Nevis Batch 4 (49.5%)
Ben Nevis Batch 5 (47%)
Benrinnes Batch 3 (52.5%)
Bruichladdich Batch 4 (47.4%)
Bunnahabhain Batch 2 (45.3%)
Bunnahabhain Batch 3 (47.9%)
Caledonian Batch 1 (50.3%)
Cambus Batch 1 (45.1%)
Cambus Batch 2 (49.7%)
Cambus Batch 3 (48.3%)
Caol Ila Batch 2 (55%)
Clynelish Batch 3 (49.3%)
Deanston Batch 2 (49.6%)
English Whisky Co. Batch 1 (49.5%)
Fettercairn Batch 2 (52.4%)
Glen Garioch Batch 1 (50.6%)
Glen Keith Batch 2 (44%)
Glen Moray Batch 1 (49.1%)
Glenburgie Batch 2 (50.1%)
Glenlossie Batch 1 (52%)
Glenlossie Batch 2 (51.1%)
Glenrothes Batch 1 (47.9%)
Glenrothes Batch 2 (45.8%)
Glentauchers Batch 2 (48.8%)
Glenturret Batch 1 (48%)
Glenturret Batch 2 (47.7%)
Heaven Hill Batch 1 (50%)
Highland Park Batch 2 (46%)
Invergordon Batch 5 (47.7%)
Islay # 1 Batch 1 (56.9%)
Lagavulin Batch 2 (53.7%)
Laphroaig Batch 1 (52.4%)
Ledaig Batch 2 (50.5%)
Linkwood Batch 2 (54.7%)
Linkwood Batch 3 (52.3%)
Loch Lomond Batch 1 (52.4%)
Loch Lomond Batch 2 (47.8%)
Longhorn Batch 2 (49.8%)
Longmorn Batch 1 (52%)
Macallan Batch 5 (48.8%)
Macallan Batch 6 (43.5%)
Macduff Batch 2 (49.6%)
Miltonduff Batch 2 (45.5%)
Mortlach Batch 1 (52.5%)
Mortlach Batch 2 (52.6%)
North British Batch 2 (49.3%)
North British Batch 3 (56.3%)
Paul John Batch 1 (55.5%)
Paul John Batch 2 (54.7%)
Port Charlotte 13 Years Old (54.7%)
Port Charlotte Batch 1 (52.4%)
Port Dundas Batch 1 (48.2%)
Speyside Batch 1 (53.4%)
Tobermory Batch 2 (53.9%)
Tobermory Batch 3 (48.1%)
Tobermory Batch 4 (51.2%)
Tormore Batch 2 (51.4%)
Tullibardine Batch 1 (50.1%)
Tullibardine Batch 2 (50.5%)
Tullibardine Batch 3 (49.2%)

Vintage Malt Whisky Company Ltd

Vintage Malt

Glenandrew (40%)
The Cooper’s Choice Golden Grain (50%)
The Cooper’s Choice Lagganmill (46%)
The Cooper’s Choice Littlemill (49%)

Wemyss Malts

Wemyss Vintage Malts

Wemyss Vintage Malts Briny Tangle (46%)
Wemyss Vintage Malts Marmalade Appeal (46%)
Wemyss Vintage Malts Nuts about pears! (46%)
Wemyss Vintage Malts Summer Breeze (46%)

Whisky & Spirits Live 2017

2017 Whisky & Spirits Live Details

Whisky & Spirits Live is at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 8 – 10 November this year. Tickets start at R240 each from www.ticketpros.co.za and include 16 tasting vouchers, a bottle of Consol Glass Still Water and a tasting glass. Meet global and local whisky experts at experiential stands and taste from over 200 whiskies – including many new releases – and a range of premium gins all under one roof. Master Class tickets sold separately. VIP tickets available.

For more information visit www.whiskylive.co.za, email info@whiskylive.co.za, Tweet us @whiskyliveSA or find us on Facebook/WhiskyLiveSA.

As always, drink responsibly and please make sure you’ve got safe transport home. I look forward to seeing you all there.

SlΓ‘inte!

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