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Posts tagged 12 Year Old

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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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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Springbank 10, 15 and 18 – A Tasty Trio of Whiskies

Springbank 18 Year Old Whisky

A few weeks back Emil den Dulk Jnr, from Liquidity, stopped by for an interview (to follow soon) and to walk me through the range of Springbank whiskies that are once again available in South Africa. Springbank tends to have a cult following and that’s no exception here in South Africa. With Liquidity bringing this […]






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Wade Bales & Kaya FM’s Wine & Malt Whisky Affair – The Whisky List

Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair presented by the Wade Bales Wine Society

Following up on the success of last year’s event, Wade Bales is back (with Kaya FM this time) to host another 2-night event where both wine and whisky lovers can taste their way through a great selection of the industry’s finest wines and single malt whiskies. Click here to WIN tickets to the 2013 KAYA […]






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An evening with Bunnahabhain

Guests enjoying the Bunnahabhain evening

A short while ago Bunnahabhain approached me with an offer to host a private tasting of their un-chillfiltered range of whiskies for the Whisky Tasting Fellowship. The catch? I had to find, and confirm, 30 attendees within 24 hours of the offer. After a rather frantic day (and night) on the phone, firing off emails, […]






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Grant’s 12 Year Old Launches in South Africa

Grant's 12 Year Old Bottle

Grant’s Family Reserve whisky has been available in South Africa for several decades now, so it is only fitting that William Grant and Sons chose our country to be among the first to see the Grant’s 12 Year Old premium blended Scotch whisky on our shelves. The Grant family have been producing whisky for five […]






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