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Posts by Mark H

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, […]






WhiskyBrother Marc Becomes a Keeper and Launches a Whisky Show

The Only Whisky Show – A whisky show for passionate whisky lovers, brought to you by passionate whisky lovers! I spent some time with Marc Pendlebury, founder and owner of WhiskyBrother in Hyde Park, recently and whilst catching up over a few drams I took the opportunity to find out more his new title as […]






Private Barrel Co 2016 Scotland Tour – Glen Scotia Distillery

The third and final leg of the quest (Leg 1: Edinburgh and Leg 2: Loch Lomond Distillery) to find the next Private Barrel Co release saw us heading down to Campbeltown, a relatively remote part of Scotland, with the Glen Scotia distillery firmly in our sights! Our lodgings for the two nights in Campbeltown were […]






Private Barrel Co 2016 Scotland Tour – Loch Lomond Distillery

After a fantastic first day in Edinburgh, we picked up Joe at the airport and made our way up to the Loch Lomond Distillery in Alexandria in our quest to find the next Private Barrel Co release. Let’s just say straight off the bat… The distillery in not very fetching, but boy oh boy, what […]






Private Barrel Co 2016 Scotland Tour – Edinburgh

As the (extremely) lucky winner of the Checkers Private Barrel Co “What Kind of Mac Are You?” competition, I got to head over to Scotland in October 2016 to join the Private Barrel Co selection panel in picking out their next release. It was a whirlwind tour, crammed full of brilliant experiences and tons of […]






Whisky Live Festival SA 2016 – All The Info You Need

2016 Whisky Live Festival SA

My favourite time of the year has arrived! Yes folks, it’s whisky season, headlined by the Whisky Live Festival held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 9 – 11 November 2016. You can buy your tickets through TicketPros here. Let’s dive straight into some of the highlights: Meet Malt Masters I’ve very glad to see […]