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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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Your Guide to the 2013 FNB Whisky Live Workshops

Dave Broom - Renowned whisky writer

Another year, another FNB Whisky Live Festival! With the Cape Town leg gone and the addition of Soweto things are certainly a bit different to previous years. One thing you can count on at Whisky Live though are excellent whisky workshops hosted by whisky folks who are at the top of their game. This year […]






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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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Balvenie 50 – A Tribute To Craftmanship

Balvenie 50 - a classic example of beautiful craftsmanship

Just when I thought I couldn’t top tasting a recreation of a 100 year old blend along came the opportunity to taste the magnificent The Balvenie 50. 88 bottles of precious whisky were filled from Cask #5576 at Balvenie after having spent 50 years quietly minding its own business in the warehouse. It did have […]






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FNB Whisky Live Festival 2012 Preview Q&A with Karen Fullerton

FNB Whisky Live Festival 2012 Preview Q&A with Karen Fullerton

Whisky Live wouldn’t be the same without the influx of the international whisky VIPs that grace our shores to participate in this massive event. One such person is Glenmorangie’s elegant and vivacious global brand ambassador – Karen Fullerton. When the opportunity arose to ask Karen what visitors to the 10th FNB Whisky Live Festival could […]






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Tasting Grant’s Recreated 1912 Stand Fast Whisky with Ludo Ducrocq

Tasting Grant’s Recreated 1912 Stand Fast Whisky with Ludo Ducrocq

Being stuck on the southern tip of Africa often means that as a South African whisky lover I often miss out on the exciting whisky launches and exclusive tasting events that happen north of the equator and I have to relive the experience through my fellow whisky bloggers based in the UK, Europe and the […]






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