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2018 Whisky Live Insider Interview – Michael D’Souza – Master Distiller For Paul John Whiskies

Whisky Live Insider Interview With Michael D'Souza

This is the third in a series of interviews with the people who will be presenting whisky master classes at the 2018 Whisky & Spirits Live Festival being held in Johannesburg from 31 Oct – 2 Nov. Consider it a primer for the actual master class itself! Please put your hands together for Michael D’Souza… […]


2018 Whisky & Spirits Live – The Whisky List and Exhibitor Guide

The Whisky Tasting Fellowship's Guide to the 2018 Whisky and Spirits Live Festival

The 2018 Whisky & Spirits Live Festival in Sandton, Johannesburg kicks off in a few days time, running from October 31st to November 2nd. As always, there will be a wide selection of whiskies on offer (and quite a few spirits too), and this handy guide aims to help you navigate your way through the […]


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 Then I had […]


Talking Whisky With Glenmorangie’s Dr Bill Lumsden

Dr Bill Lumsden nosing a Glenmorangie

When you get a opportunity to sit down and have a one-on-one conversation with a legend in the whisky industry you drop everything and seize it with both hands and that’s exactly what I did. On a chilly spring morning in Johannesburg I met up with the man responsible for creating the Glenmorangie and Ardbeg […]


FNB Whisky Live Festival 2012 Preview Q&A with Ian MacMillan

Whisky Live 2012 with Ian MacMillan

The countdown to the 2012 FNB Whisky Live Festival continues! Last week we gave you a preview of what you can expect from John Glaser of Compass Box and this week it’s the turn of the Master Blender of not one, not two, but three distilleries! Of course we’re talking about Ian MacMillan, Head of […]


Whisky of the Month – The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5

The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5

Choosing my second Whisky of the Month was a no-brainer. It simply had to be The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5. David Stewart, Malt Master, has been with William Grant & Sons for half a century this year and has fulfilled the role of The Balvenie’s Malt Master since 1974, hand crafting their whiskies. That’s […]