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Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair 2018 – The Complete Whisky List

Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair

It’s that time of the year again for Joburgers!! Yup, Wade Bales and his intrepid team are back at Hyde Park Corner from 24-25 May 2018 delighting both wine and whisky lovers. From its humble beginnings at Montecasino on a rainy night in Nov 2011, the show has grown from strength to strength. This marks […]

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The History of Whisky in South Africa

Three Ships Whisky History

When Andy Watts – the former distillery manager/master distiller at the James Sedgwick Distillery – gave this presentation at a masterclass at Whisky & Spirits Live 2017 in Johannesburg a week ago, I just knew that it demanded a larger audience. With Andy’s kind permission, I am able to share it with all of you. […]

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2017 Whisky and Spirits Live – The Whisky List and Exhibitor Guide

Whisky & Spirits Live - WTF Guide

A few days back I revealed the list of Independent Bottler’s Challenge whiskies that would be available at the 2017 Whisky and Spirits Live Festival in Johannesburg from 8 – 10 November, and now I can share the rest of the whiskies that will be available at the show. Not only that, but the number […]

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2017 Whisky and Spirits Live – The Complete List of IBC Whiskies

Independent Bottlers' Challenge

There’s been a slight change to the format this year, it’s no longer just Whisky Live… Now the 3-day festival that sees thousands of whisky lovers flock to the Sandton Convention Centre has expanded its offering and has been renamed as Whisky & Spirits Live. Personally, I’m not a fan of the addition of gins, […]

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WhiskyBrother Marc Becomes a Keeper and Launches a Whisky Show

The Only Whisky Show – A whisky show for passionate whisky lovers, brought to you by passionate whisky lovers! I spent some time with Marc Pendlebury, founder and owner of WhiskyBrother in Hyde Park, recently and whilst catching up over a few drams I took the opportunity to find out more his new title as […]

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Private Barrel Co 2016 Scotland Tour – Glen Scotia Distillery

The third and final leg of the quest (Leg 1: Edinburgh and Leg 2: Loch Lomond Distillery) to find the next Private Barrel Co release saw us heading down to Campbeltown, a relatively remote part of Scotland, with the Glen Scotia distillery firmly in our sights! Our lodgings for the two nights in Campbeltown were […]

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