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Posts tagged Mackmyra

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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Mackmyra Swedish Whisky, Twitter and a blind tasting

Mackmyra Svensk Whisky - a few days before the tasting

Back in 2011 Colin Campbell announced that he was organizing a Twitter tasting of Mackmyra whisky in conjunction with Angela D’Orazio (Mackmyra’s master blender, or “Chief Nose Officer” as it says on her business card) using the #MackmyraBlind hash tag. Having taken part in a Twitter tasting (or twasting) before I knew how much fun […]






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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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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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