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2017 Whisky and Spirits Live – The Whisky List and Exhibitor Guide

Whisky & Spirits Live - WTF Guide

A few days back I revealed the list of Independent Bottler’s Challenge whiskies that would be available at the 2017 Whisky and Spirits Live Festival in Johannesburg from 8 – 10 November, and now I can share the rest of the whiskies that will be available at the show. Not only that, but the number […]






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A Fun Evening Tasting Midleton’s Single Pot Still Whiskeys

Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey Tasting

Technology is awesome. Could you imagine coordinating and hosting a whisky tasting across multiple continents in real-time 10 or 20 years ago? 20 years back it would have most likely involved sending faxes to each other with a phone tucked under an ear. 10 years ago it would have been via email or an IM […]






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The World’s Best Whisky Tasted and Age of Discovery Explored

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery and Old Pultney 21

I really enjoy getting together for our whisky club meets as good conversation and good whisky flows freely, and this time was no exception. As it was my turn to host the club I wanted to bring some interesting whiskies to the table and, thanks to friends and family passing through duty-free on their return […]






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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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Our inaugural whisky club meeting

Our inaugural whisky club meeting

Isn’t it amazing how the simplest ideas are often the best ones? In this case it was Ryan saying a few months back that we should formalize our love of whisky a bit by forming a small whisky club. Seeing that we usually ended up having a few drams whenever our families got together it […]






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