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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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FNB Whisky Live Festival 2012 Preview Q&A with John Glaser

John Glaser from Compass Box will be at the FNB Whisky Live Festival

The 10th FNB Whisky Live Festival is almost upon us! The world’s largest whisky festival – spread over 3 cities this year – attracts whisky lovers in their droves, all clamouring to try old favourites, new expressions and meet the people behind the whiskies we know and love. The festival always attracts renowned international whisky […]






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My 2011 FNB Whisky Live Festival Experience

FNB Whisky Live Festival

This was my second FNB Whisky Live Festival, and turned out to be a very different experience to my first festival, which was last year. Last year it was all about discovering and tasting as many new whiskies as was possible, and I did pretty well in my endeavours. This year, my focus was primarily […]






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The whisky side of the Wade Bales Wine and Malt Whisky Affair

Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair

It’s official: November is Whisky Month in Johannesburg! Fellow whisky lovers, we now have a second whisky event to look forward to come mid-November. If you haven’t heard about it yet, its called the Wade Bales Wine and Malt Whisky Affair and will be held at the Montecasino Outdoor Piazza on Thursday 17th and Friday […]






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Anticipating the 2011 FNB Whisky Live Festival

Whisky Live 2010 - Master distiller of Drayman's Single Malt Whisky - Moritz Kallmeyer - displays a dram of SA's first Single Malt made on the Highveld to festival goers

Last year I experienced my first Whisky Live Festival in Johannesburg, and was blown away. As a first-timer, I found the sheer number of whiskies, stands and attendees astounding. Here were thousands of fellow whisky lovers, rubbing shoulders and engaging in our favourite pastime – discovering and drinking whisky with friends. Want to find out […]






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The day I fell in love with whisky

The day I fell in love with whisky

Whisky – a paint-stripping liquor drunk by crazy Scots and old timers sitting at the end of the bar. A seemingly endless procession of bottles of Chivas Regal and Dimple Haig given to my old man at the end of each year. That’s the impression of whisky I carried growing up, and one that remained […]






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