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I’m Heading Over to Scotland to Pick the Next Private Barrel Co Release!

Are Ya Mac Enough?

Anyone who knows me will know just how much I love whisky and how I yearn to visit Scotland again. So when Checkers Liquorshop announced that they were running a competition and the winner would be flying over to Scotland to help pick their next single cask release for the Private Barrel Co range, I […]






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Wild About Whisky – A Whisky Lover’s Paradise

Steve behind the bar

My first pilgrimage to Wild About Whisky, located in the quaint little town of Dullstroom a mere 2 hours from Johannesburg, took place about 4 years ago and I am only now putting pen to paper to write about it. Why so long? Well, initially I was just so overawed with my experience that I […]






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A Tribute To My Father

A young military cadet

My father may not have taught me anything about whisky, but I did learn a lot about the man I wanted to become from him. He has always been my primary role model when growing up, and I’d like to think that I walk in his footsteps when it comes to this selection of some […]






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C’mon James Sedgwick Distillery, Bottle It Already!

The James Sedwick Distillery - Home of Three Ships and Bain's Whisky

The James Sedgwick Distillery has been making waves around the globe. In the last two years they’ve walked away with several accolades and awards, most noticeably the Whisky Magazine’s World Icon Award for the distillery itself as Brand Innovator in 2011, World’s Best Blended Whisky (the Three Ships 5 year old – 2012) and World’s […]






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Whisky Superhero’s Secret Identity Uncovered!

Clark Kent IS Superman!

I often wondered how Superman could pass himself off as Clark Kent. A pair of dorky glasses and a mild manner hardly seemed like an adequate disguise for the man from Krypton. And yet, the folks in Metropolis and the Daily Planet couldn’t put two and two together. Image sourced from www.nouveauold.com Then I had […]






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The Springbank Single Cask Conundrum

The Springbank Single Cask Conundrum

It’s always nice getting an email from the folks over at Master of Malt – especially when it presents the reader with an interesting proposition: would you help us choose a Springbank cask for a MoM bottling? As First World problems go, it’s not a bad one to have don’t you think? Here’s the letter […]






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