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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 www.ticketpros.co.za 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 […]

NÀDURRA PEATED COMPLETES THE GLENLIVET’S RARE SINGLE MALT CRAFT WHISKY RANGE

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 […]

AN EPIC SCOTTISH LEADER WHISKY EXPERIENCE IN THE JOZI SKY

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 […]

WILLIAM GRANT & SONS AWARDED TOP HONOURS AT IWSC

On November 16, the global premium spirits business and independent family distiller, William Grant & Sons, was honoured with the Distiller of the Year’ title, the highest honour bestowed by the highly influential International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). The Company was awarded a further prestigious accolade at the glittering event in London – ‘Scotch […]

The Black Bottle Steampunk shot machine now at The Landmark, Bryanston

The Landmark, a cocktail bar in Bryanston, Johannesburg, is the most recent establishment in the line up to host the Black Bottle steampunk shot machine. The Landmark take their drinks VERY seriously! The décor and intention was inspired by classic landmarks throughout Johannesburg, from the Rissik Street post office to Vilakazi Street – landmarks that have stood […]

Tim Lundy and Gillian Faichnie write for us about their trip to Islay.

Whiskies on an Island   This past September we took a short holiday from Cape Town and travelled around Scotland. We used a motor home, which was budget-friendly given the rand / pound exchange rate. We had quite a lot on our “must see” list and one of them was to go to as many […]

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 […]

THE CIPHER AT WHISKY LIVE FESTIVAL 2016

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 […]

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