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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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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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15 Year Old Three Ships Pinotage Cask Finish – An Absolute Masterpiece

Three Ships Pinotage Cask Finish Whisky

When it comes to my whisky journey, I’ve been blessed to have met many great people in the whisky industry and have tasted more than my fair share of truly exceptional whiskies. And now I can add another one to that list – the second release in The Masters Collection, namely the 15 year old […]

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