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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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WIN Tickets To The 2014 Kaya FM Wine and Malt Whisky Affair in Johannesburg

Hard at work at the Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair

For the fourth year in a row, Wade Bales will be delighting wine and whisky lovers in Johannesburg at the Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair brought to you by Old Mutual in association with Wade Bales Wine Society. Two nights of sheer indulgence with a stellar line-up of whiskies and wines, running from […]






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Whisky Galore at the KAYA FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair

Whisky Galore at the KAYA FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair

Click here to WIN tickets to the 2014 KAYA FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair, brought to you by Old Mutual in association with Wade Bales Wine Society The Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair is back for another year! This is the 3rd year the worlds of wine and single malt whisky have […]






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Whisky Superhero’s Secret Identity Uncovered!

Clark Kent IS Superman!

I often wondered how Superman could pass himself off as Clark Kent. A pair of dorky glasses and a mild manner hardly seemed like an adequate disguise for the man from Krypton. And yet, the folks in Metropolis and the Daily Planet couldn’t put two and two together. Image sourced from www.nouveauold.com Then I had […]






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Balvenie 50 – A Tribute To Craftmanship

Balvenie 50 - a classic example of beautiful craftsmanship

Just when I thought I couldn’t top tasting a recreation of a 100 year old blend along came the opportunity to taste the magnificent The Balvenie 50. 88 bottles of precious whisky were filled from Cask #5576 at Balvenie after having spent 50 years quietly minding its own business in the warehouse. It did have […]






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The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 7 is coming soon

David Stewart inspects the whisky sitting in Tun 1401

The Balvenie Tun 1401 series of whisky crafted by Malt Master David Stewart continues to be a favourite amongst whisky lovers around the world. Batch 6 has just been released in the US (sorry folks, a US release only) and is sure to sell fast. I featured Batch 5 as my whisky of the month […]






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