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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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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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WhiskyBrother – Joburg’s First Speciality Whisky Store

WhiskyBrother in Hyde Park shopping centre

When I started my whisky journey a few years back my first contact with a South African whisky guru was with WhiskyBrother a.k.a. Marc Pendlebury. His sheer passion and willingness to teach me about – and expose me to – whisky was a fantastic stepping stone on my whisky journey. Our first face-to-face meeting was […]






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Celebrating Whisky With Kaya FM and Wade Bales

Some of the Great Whiskies on Offer at the Whisky Shop Stand

I must apologise in advance to the oenophiles as my review of my evening out at the Kaya FM / Wade Bales Wine and Malt Whisky Affair is a bit one-sided. Being a whisky lover I didn’t quite make it past the delicious drams on offer so I can’t tell you much about the bountiful […]






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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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