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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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A Tribute To My Father

A young military cadet

My father may not have taught me anything about whisky, but I did learn a lot about the man I wanted to become from him. He has always been my primary role model when growing up, and I’d like to think that I walk in his footsteps when it comes to this selection of some […]






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A New Checkers Private Barrel Co Whisky Called No. 39 Joins The Stable

Front label - Private Barrel Co No. 39

You may remember me tasting the Private Barrel Co range from Checkers at the launch event they held last year. When in my local Checkers LiquorShop last week to stock up on my supply of the Private Barrel Co Mortlach 14yo (love it!), I spotted a new whisky in the range, called No. 39. So […]






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SA’s First Online Whisky Tasting

WhiskyBrother Online Tasting Lineup

I’ve threatened a few times over the past couple of years to host an online whisky tasting, but haven’t organised one yet. So the honour of hosting SA’s first online whisky tasting (held on Twitter using the #WBOT hashtag) goes to WhiskyBrother, who hosted South Africa’s inaugural tasting on the evening of 16th April 2014. […]






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Whisky Review – Glen Grant Five Decades

Glen Grant Five Decades close-up

South Africa is a good place to be right now. The weather in Joburg is great and we’re getting an influx of new whiskies from all around the world. A prime example is the Glen Grant Five Decades being reviewed here. After establishing the core range in the country, Edward Snell & Co (local representation […]






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