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2014 FNB Whisky Live SA Preview

2013 WLF Independent Bottlers' Challenge Line Up

It’s that time of year again folks! Yup, the 12th FNB Whisky Live Festival is about to roll into Johannesburg and take up residence at the Sandton Convention Centre for another 3 days from 12-14 November. What can you expect at Whisky Live this year? As usual, there is plenty on the go from workshops […]






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SA’s First Online Whisky Tasting

WhiskyBrother Online Tasting Lineup

I’ve threatened a few times over the past couple of years to host an online whisky tasting, but haven’t organised one yet. So the honour of hosting SA’s first online whisky tasting (held on Twitter using the #WBOT hashtag) goes to WhiskyBrother, who hosted South Africa’s inaugural tasting on the evening of 16th April 2014. […]






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FNB Whisky Live Festival – A Look Back

The Independent Bottlers' Challenge stand at FNB Whisky Live Festival

The 11th annual Whisky Live Festival in South Africa took place in the last quarter of 2013 at two different venues: Soweto and Sandton. Time constraints and other commitments meant that I missed out on Soweto, but I made up for it in Sandton! There was some great local whisky representation at the show, with […]






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Private Barrel Co – A Single Cask Whisky Offering from Checkers

The Private Barrel Co range of whiskies available at Checkers LiquorShop

When I received my invite to a whisky lunch with Checkers LiquorShop, highlighting their new Private Barrel Co single cask range, I must admit I was a bit sceptical. My perception of Checkers ties back to my youth. Growing up in a small town, Checkers was where we went on the weekend to get all […]






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FNB Whisky Live Festival 2013 Preview Q&A with Highland Park’s Gerry Tosh

Gerry Tosh from Highland Park will be at the 2013 FNB Whisky Live Festival

Highland Park produce some really great whiskies. In fact, I consider the Highland Park 18 year old as a benchmark whisky against which I measure others. Gerry Tosh, Global Marketing Manager for Highland Park, is heading over to SA to share his passion and some of his whiskies with us. WTF: Hi Gerry, can you […]






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FNB Whisky Live Festival 2013 Preview Q&A with Whisky Magazine’s Rob Allanson

Whisky Magazine's Rob Allanson will be hosting workshops at the 2013 FNB Whisky Live Festival

Somehow I’ve managed to miss seeing Whisky Magazine’s (the international one) Rob Allanson at all of the Whisky Live Festivals I’ve been to. Well, not this year! Especially with the workshops that Rob will be presenting… WTF: Hi Rob. You’re no stranger to SA & Whisky Live, having been out here for the last few […]






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