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All aboard the whisky train

Want to explore the world of whisky but don’t know your Bell’s from your Bunnahabhain? Fancy a change from the old favourites but not sure what else to try?    The WhiskyTubeMap is launching on World Whisky Day, the 20th May, and we want you to get on board! This unique map links world whiskies by flavour, making […]

Whisky Live visits Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban in 2017

Whether you’re new to whisky or a seasoned connoisseur, there is a whisky to tantalise your tastebuds at this year’s Whisky Live Celebration events. Tickets are on sale at for the Whisky Live Celebration taking place in Cape Town at The Lookout, Granger Bay, from 6 – 8 April, 18h00 to 22h00 daily. Whisky […]

Guest contributor Emily Stockden writes for us about how whisky is made.

PART 1 – Ingredients Grain mash + Water + Yeast = Whisky. Is it really that simple? Whisky or whiskey is a distilled alcoholic drink made from fermented grain mash, water and yeast. Sound simple? So which grains? There are many different grains that may be used and which result in different varieties. The most […]

Of blends, misconceptions and pleasantly shattered delusions!

Theo Buchler By far, the majority of whisky consumed globally is in the form of blends. Leaving aside the traditional American whiskies for the moment, the greatest exposure that the average spirits drinker has to whisky is to blended scotch. There are two components to the ubiquitous brands such as J&B, Bells, Johnny Walker, Vat 69 […]


Top-selling global single malt The Glenlivet has unveiled the third expression in its celebrated Nàdurra range of top-tier craft whiskies – a tribute to the historic traditions of making single malt whisky through new and innovative cask finishes. The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish is the first release in this range to have a […]

Black Bottle Whisky partners with Movember

It’s that time of year when there are many holidays. And at these times, we seem to notice more those who are not with us anymore. We miss them. Cancer takes more and more of our friends and family. Men – we are notoriusly bad and looking after ourselves. We need to change that. This […]


Popular Scotch whisky brand, Scottish Leader, recently hosted an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime #LeaderintheSky whisky tasting experience in the Johannesburg sky. The culmination of its national #NewPerspective campaign that ran from 1 August to 30 September, the event was staged to reward and celebrate the winners of the promotional drive that sought to create awareness of Scottish […]

30 bottles of Octomore 7.4 left in SA

FLASH!!   30 bottles of Octomore 7.4 left in SA   The highly sought after Octomore 7.4 is available in very small quantities. Once the stock is sold – there is no more. This recent cult classic, powerful explosion of peat is available through the below outlets only:   – Wild About Whisky – Whisky […]


Lovers of the dram who attend the 14th annual Whisky Live Festival this year will be first to taste a mysterious new limited edition single malt by top-selling global single malt brand, The Glenlivet. A whisky created for the single malt adventurer and connoisseur, The Cipher will share centre stage at the Sandton Convention Centre […]

Glenmorangie Whisky & Wood evening with Pierre Cronje

WE WOOD, WOULD YOU? To celebrate the wooden casks, which help create Glenmorangie’s unnecessarily well-made whisky, Glenmorangie and master craftsman Pierre Cronje, hosted a unique whisky and wood three course dining experience. Wood is integral to the process and the flavour of Glenmorangie it is for this reason that the brand takes wood management seriously. […]

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