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Posts in category Anecdotes and Musings

Three Ships Whisky – Enjoyed Around the World (Fan Photos)

Three Ships whiskies on the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana

As you’ll know from my previous posts, I really enjoy the whiskies in the Three Ships range. It seems like quite a few of you out there like it too! That got me thinking… “I wonder where in the world are people enjoying their bottles of Three Ships Whisky?” As a result, I’ve created this […]

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The spiritual home of Three Ships and Bain’s Whisky celebrates 125 years

Arriving at the James Sedgwick Distillery

Wispy white clouds drifting across an azure sky greeted us as we arrived in Cape Town a few days ago. Marc (WhiskyBrother) and I had been invited down to attend the 125th anniversary celebrations of the James Sedgwick Distillery, home of my beloved Three Ships and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky. A short commute later, we […]

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Is South Africa Ready for Ale Cask Whisky?

Grant's Ale Cask Whisky

I hang out on Twitter quite a bit. There are tons of knowledgeable whisky folk that share their tasting notes, thoughts and impressions of their favourite drams. There is also a lot of interaction with many of the whisky distilleries, brands and online retailers. It was while reading through all these tweets that I started […]

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‘Special’ delivery from Whyte & Mackay

W&M Special Autographed by Richard Paterson

Back in May I entered a Force India competition, run by Whyte & Mackay. Shortly thereafter, I got an email from Jill at W&M saying that I had won! My prize: a Force India polo shirt and a bottle of whisky. Nice, very nice. I cheekily asked if it was possible to get Whyte & […]

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The day I fell in love with whisky

The day I fell in love with whisky

Whisky – a paint-stripping liquor drunk by crazy Scots and old timers sitting at the end of the bar. A seemingly endless procession of bottles of Chivas Regal and Dimple Haig given to my old man at the end of each year. That’s the impression of whisky I carried growing up, and one that remained […]

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