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Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky Is Coming to America!

Bain's Whisky In America

It was bound to happen. You simply can’t keep something this good to yourself. Yep, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is going global baby! As I type this, Andy Watts – master distiller at the James Sedgwick Distillery (home of Bain’s and Three Ships whisky) – is winging his way to the good ol’ US of […]






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Checkers Private Barrel Co Is Releasing Its 10th Expression – A Real Beaut

Checkers LiquorShop has done it again! They’ve gone and sourced their 10th Single Barrel whisky and it is lovely. A 16 year old Glenburgie this time. If you aren’t familiar with the distillery, I’m not surprised. Glenburgie rarely finds its way out into the big wide world as a single malt. Instead it forms the […]






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Glenfiddich Excellence 26yo Makes A House Call

Sipping On The Glenfiddich Excellence 26yo

I’m a bit of a romantic when it comes to whisky and the whisky industry in general. Instead of seeing companies pushing products to make a profit for their shareholders I see skilled artisans and creative artists plying their craft in the pursuit of producing the perfect dram, or at least ensuring that the consistency and […]






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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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New Glenfiddich Whiskies on SA Shelves

New Glenfiddich whiskies in South Africa

The Glenfiddich Rich Oak 14 year old and Glenfiddich 15 year old Distillery Edition are new arrivals on the whisky scene in South Africa, having hit the shelves in September 2013. However, they have been out for a while in the UK, having launched there back in 2010. Glenfiddich Rich Oak 14 Year Old Tasting […]






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An Interview With Jack Teeling

Jack Teeling, founder of the Teeling Whiskey Company

In a follow up to my recent article on the new Teeling Whiskey, I managed to nab a few minutes of Jack Teeling’s time where I put forward questions that had been bouncing around in my head about his flagship whiskey, some more details on their intended product range and the future of Teeling Whiskey […]






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