Bringing together whisky and good friends

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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Yippee-ki-yay!! American Whiskey in SA

Dave Pickerell proudly sharing his Hillrock Distillery Solera Bourbon

My whisky journey over the past few years has taken me to some interesting places, but I would have never have guessed that it would lead me to this… At first I thought it was a hoax, but then I verified the email address, confirmed the particulars of Messrs. Gaspard and Pickerell and then came […]






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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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It’s Finally Here – Say Hello To Three Ships Single Malt Single Cask PX Finish Whisky!

Three Ships PX Finish close-up

Good things come to those who wait. And boy, have I been waiting… It has been almost two years since I wrote this post asking/pleading/demanding that Distell let Andy Watts release some of the treasures hidden away in the warehouses at the James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, Western Cape. And then earlier in the year, […]






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Three Ships Whisky Have A New Look – We Compare The Old Bottle To The New

The new-look Three Ships whisky range

Distell’s Three Ships Whisky brand just keeps going from strength to strength. Their growing popularity both locally and abroad along with their wins in a host of spirits competitions in recent years has put them in the limelight. Instead of sitting back and relaxing, the team is pushing forward. Andy Watts, master distiller for Three […]






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