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2018 Whisky & Spirits Live – The Whisky List and Exhibitor Guide

The Whisky Tasting Fellowship's Guide to the 2018 Whisky and Spirits Live Festival

The 2018 Whisky & Spirits Live Festival in Sandton, Johannesburg kicks off in a few days time, running from October 31st to November 2nd. As always, there will be a wide selection of whiskies on offer (and quite a few spirits too), and this handy guide aims to help you navigate your way through the […]

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Scotland 2018 – A Whisky (Re)Launch, Canoeing On The Spey And A Visit To BenRiach

Sipping Glendronach On Craigellachie Beach

In part one, I covered the magical and memorable day spent at GlenDronach with Rachel Barrie. Now it’s time to pick up the story again where I left off… As if a distillery tour, a picnic, a whisky launch, a cocktail masterclass and a super warehouse tasting wasn’t enough, we still had a full evening’s […]

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Scotland 2018 – An Incredible Day At Glendronach

Glendronach Distillery The View

I made it back to Scotland recently! How did it happen? A video I submitted on the GAS (GlenDronach Appreciation Society) Facebook page (head on over and join us) was picked as a winning entry in a competition run on the page a couple months back. The prize – two days as a guest of […]

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WhiskyBrother’s The Only Whisky Show Is Back for Its Second Year!

The Only Whisky Show Brand Stands

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since Whisky Brother’s inaugural The Only Whisky Show. As a whisky lover, the event just worked perfectly for me… The focus was squarely on the whiskies themselves. Each stand was uniform in size and appearance, meaning that the whiskies were the star attractions, not the […]

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Delving Into The Private Barrel Co Mortlach 18 Year Old

Private Barrel Co Mortlach 18 Year Old

It’s a busy time for Checkers Private Barrel Co! Not only have they released the superb James Sedgwick Distillery 6yo single cask single malt, they’ve unleashed an 18 year old Mortlach on us too! I once again spoke to Hein Herbst, co-founder/creator of the PBC brand about the new release: WTF: Hein, let’s take a […]

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Private Barrel Co James Sedgwick Distillery 6yo Single Cask – The Inside Story

Introducing the new Private Barrel Co JSD 6yo Fino Cask whisky

This is the stuff ardent whisky lovers dream of! Only the second single cask to ever come out of the James Sedgwick Distillery, brought to us by a collaboration between the distillery and Checkers. Many have tried/asked/begged/pleaded/demanded, but no one has got it right until now. I sat down with Hein from Private Barrel Co […]

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