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A dream realized – my first Scottish distillery visit

The Glenlivet distillery

It’s been a few months since I returned from Scotland, but I can remember the day like it was yesterday. I wish I could relive the moment over and over again: waking up in Scotland for the first time, knowing that I was going to be visiting my first Scottish distillery, The Glenlivet. The day […]


Arriving in the Heart of Whisky Country

The Glenlivet 12 at 30,000 feet

It’s been a long time since I’ve flown overseas, so I was buzzing with anticipation as the Mrs and I turned my back on the last sunset I would see for a week and entered ORT International airport in Johannesburg. Final destination: The Glenlivet distillery in Scotland! Thanks to our travel agent, Micky, we had […]


I’ve Won What?!?!

It all started 5 weeks ago, just as we were wrapping up a family holiday on KwaZulua-Natal’s South Coast… My phone rang, displaying a Cape Town number I didn’t recognise. Usually it’s a bank trying to sell me products I have no interest in, but I was in a relaxed mood and took the call. […]