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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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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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FNB Whisky Live Festival 2013 Preview Q&A with Ian Logan

The Glenlivet Global Brand Ambassador, Ian Logan, will be at Whisky Live Festival

Yes, Ian Logan is going to be back at the FNB Whisky Live Festival this year! Why does that excite me so much? Well simply put, it is always good fun chatting to Ian. Full of stories and adventures, he does a great job in conveying his passion about whisky, and The Glenlivet, to those […]






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FNB Whisky Live Festival 2013 Preview Q&A with Kavalan’s Ian Chang

Kavalan's master blender, Ian Chang, is coming to the 2013 FNB Whisky Live Festival

Following on from our 2013 Whisky Live preview with Andy Watts, I’m happy to bring you an interview with Ian Chang, master blender at Kavalan in Taiwan. “Taiwanese whisky?!?!” I hear you cry. Yes, it exists, and it’s good! WTF: Hi Ian, can you give my readers a bit of a background on yourself, King […]






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FNB Whisky Live Festival 2013 Preview Q&A with Andy Watts

Andy Watts, Three Ships master distiller, will be at the 2013 FNB Whisky Live Festival

What better way to kick off my series of Whisky Live previews this year than with a local whisky hero, Andy Watts, who is the master distiller at the James Sedgwick Distillery in the Western Cape – home of Three Ships and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky. WTF: Hi Andy, what is your take on Whisky […]






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