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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 […]

Luthando Jezz Tibini’s Biography

Born and raised by his aunt in Nyanga East up until the age of six, Glenfiddich’s National Brand Ambassador, Luthando “Jezz” Tibini, has connected with people since he was a little boy. Assisting his father in the family’s fishery from a young age and having moved around from section to section within Gugulethu, Jezz built […]


Scotch whisky brands Bunnahabhain, Scottish Leader and Black Bottle will be telling a tale or two at three upcoming Whisky Live Showroom events* scheduled for April in Durban, May in Pretoria and June in Cape Town. Join Scotch whisky expert Pierre Meintjes in your city, when he brings novices and aficionados closer to the exciting […]

Finishing School

It can be seen for miles around: the barrels are stacked 10 or more high. It’s the Speyside cooperage and it specialises in wooden barrels, all of which are essential to the flavour of whisky. Fiona McDonald reports. Walking into the warehouse where the coopers are reconditioning oak barrels is an assault on the eardrums. Initially it just seems like a loud racket […]


Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd November Commencing at the Oceanographic Museum, Monaco The Conference is one of the highlights of the Scottish weekend hosted by La Maison D’Ecosse, whose mission is the exchange of culture between Scotland and Monaco through its finest ambassador, whisky.  In the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, this […]

Wade Bales presents Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair – 31 May & 1 June 2012

Join Wade Bales and 40 of South Africa’s premier wineries, including Mulderbosch, Klein Constantia, Ernie Els, Paul Cluver and Delaire-Graff, as they each showcase their top two flagship wines alongside 10 Single Malt Whisky houses at Rosebank Firs (Johannesburg), on Thursday 31 May and Friday 1 June. Glenfiddich and Glenfarclas are amongst some of the […]

World Whisky day at Bascule Cape Grace

World whisky day

Our friend Bernard Gutman is behind this event at Bascule. Here are some details taken from his blog: Greetings from the foot of Africa, where we are eagerly awaiting the World Whisky Day celebrations.  The Bascule Whisky Bar at the Cape Grace Hotel together with Waterfront Whisky are hosting an evening of whisky, traditional South […]

Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair

Exprience the most sought-aftert Single Malt Whiskies and Fine Wines under one roof. From PR release: Join us on the Montecasino Piazza as twenty five of South Africa’s premier wine estates, including Bouchard Finlayson, Cape Point, Thelema, Rust en Vrede and Paul Cluver, will be showcasing their wines, alongside twenty Single Malt Whisky Distillers at […]

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