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Whisky Live Festival SA 2016 – All The Info You Need

2016 Whisky Live Festival SA

My favourite time of the year has arrived! Yes folks, it’s whisky season, headlined by the Whisky Live Festival held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 9 – 11 November 2016. You can buy your tickets through TicketPros here. Let’s dive straight into some of the highlights: Meet Malt Masters I’ve very glad to see […]






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2014 FNB Whisky Live SA Preview

2013 WLF Independent Bottlers' Challenge Line Up

It’s that time of year again folks! Yup, the 12th FNB Whisky Live Festival is about to roll into Johannesburg and take up residence at the Sandton Convention Centre for another 3 days from 12-14 November. What can you expect at Whisky Live this year? As usual, there is plenty on the go from workshops […]






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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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An evening with Bunnahabhain

Guests enjoying the Bunnahabhain evening

A short while ago Bunnahabhain approached me with an offer to host a private tasting of their un-chillfiltered range of whiskies for the Whisky Tasting Fellowship. The catch? I had to find, and confirm, 30 attendees within 24 hours of the offer. After a rather frantic day (and night) on the phone, firing off emails, […]






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Bunnahabhain Launches 12, 18 and 25 Year Old Un-chillfiltered Whisky in South Africa

Bunnahabhain's Pierre Meintjes and Brian Glass

March 9th, 2012 saw the Johannesburg media launch at the Punchinello’s Restaurant in the Montecasino Southern Sun of Bunnahabhain’s un-chillfiltered range of non-peated single malts from Islay. That’s right, I said non-peated whisky from Islay. The most famous whisky island in the world is renowned for the amazing range of peated whiskies that come from […]






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Tasting the Bunnahabhain Un-chillfiltered Whisky Range

Bunnahbhain and Bentley

A couple of days ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to an exclusive Bunnahabhain whisky tasting at Bentley Johannesburg. What a combination! Sleek automotive sophistication paired with Islay’s unpeated malt whisky. I love my peated Islay’s and was looking forward to the opportunity of trying “the gentle taste of Islay” as they brand […]






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