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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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Wild About Whisky – A Whisky Lover’s Paradise

Steve behind the bar

My first pilgrimage to Wild About Whisky, located in the quaint little town of Dullstroom a mere 2 hours from Johannesburg, took place about 4 years ago and I am only now putting pen to paper to write about it. Why so long? Well, initially I was just so overawed with my experience that I […]






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Discovering Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia Whiskies – Exclusive to Checkers

Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia Whiskies Standing at Attention

A tasting of 2 new ranges of whisky from a distillery that I have never tried before, at an undisclosed location, paired with a six course menu. Checkers certainly knows how to push all my buttons. The occassion: the launch of Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia whiskies which are available in South Africa exclusively at […]






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Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Vertical Tasting

Kilchoman Loch Gorm 2013 through 2016 bottles

I fell in love with Kilchoman thanks to an introduction from Marc Pendlebury (WhiskyBrother) years ago and my good friend Theo (one of The Whisky Pigs founding members) has carried on my love affair with the distillery thanks to some fantastic samples from him. Based on his “wall of Kilchoman” (over 100 bottles!), he must […]






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Christmas for Grownups – Spirits-Filled Advent Calendars Are Awesome!

DrinksByTheDram 2015 Whisky Advent Calendar

Remember the excitement leading up to Xmas day? Popping open those doors on your advent calendar and enjoying a choclate-y treat a day as you marched on through December to the beat of the Little Drummer Boy? It was a magical time. As you get older, the excitement wanes. Sure, it is fun to relive […]






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Tasting Tullamore D.E.W.’s Lastest SA Offerings

Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix and 12yo

Willam Grant & Sons are no strangers to SA – the top-selling Glenfiddich range forms part of their stable, along with its sibling, The Balvenie and of course the Grant’s range of blended whiskies. But they have other brands in the family which may be less familiar, like Hendrick’s Gin and Tullamore D.E.W. (bought in […]






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