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Stilnovisti Will Be Making A Grand Entrance Into SA At Whisky & Spirits Live 2018

Macduff 50yo sitting on its cask

A little over a week ago, I heard of a late entry exhibitor for this week’s Whisky & Spirits Live festival. There was concern over whether they would be able to get their whiskies cleared through customs in time, and I am happy to report that they have! When you see the list of whiskies […]

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2018 Whisky & Spirits Live – The Whisky List and Exhibitor Guide

The Whisky Tasting Fellowship's Guide to the 2018 Whisky and Spirits Live Festival

The 2018 Whisky & Spirits Live Festival in Sandton, Johannesburg kicks off in a few days time, running from October 31st to November 2nd. As always, there will be a wide selection of whiskies on offer (and quite a few spirits too), and this handy guide aims to help you navigate your way through the […]

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Private Barrel Co James Sedgwick Distillery 6yo Single Cask – The Inside Story

Introducing the new Private Barrel Co JSD 6yo Fino Cask whisky

This is the stuff ardent whisky lovers dream of! Only the second single cask to ever come out of the James Sedgwick Distillery, brought to us by a collaboration between the distillery and Checkers. Many have tried/asked/begged/pleaded/demanded, but no one has got it right until now. I sat down with Hein from Private Barrel Co […]

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2017 Whisky and Spirits Live – The Whisky List and Exhibitor Guide

Whisky & Spirits Live - WTF Guide

A few days back I revealed the list of Independent Bottler’s Challenge whiskies that would be available at the 2017 Whisky and Spirits Live Festival in Johannesburg from 8 – 10 November, and now I can share the rest of the whiskies that will be available at the show. Not only that, but the number […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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