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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 […]


The Three Ships 10 Year Old Single Malt has become the first South African whisky to be awarded the Worldwide Whisky Trophy and a gold outstanding distinction at the annual International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) held in London.  In a second round of blind tastings, the gold winners from all the participating countries with […]

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 […]

Who’s who at Whisky Live 2011?

If you’re looking to meet the international rock stars of whisky, now’s the time to do it. Clifford Roberts gives the heads up on Whisky Live 2011 Tasting whisky is what a trip to Whisky Live is all about. But what sets this event apart is the rare opportunity for visitors to meet and talk to […]

Great day with Three Ships! Andy Watts you legend!

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We’ve just got back from…“The James Sedgwick distillery in Wellington, the only dedicated whisky distillery in all of Africa and one which is on a par with the most modern in the world, celebrates its 125 anniversary this month.” What a great day! We’ll be posting a video of the occasion soon. Good to see […]

Audio interview with Ray Edwards

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Ray had a 4 week retirement. We just had to find out what happened! Marsh chatted to Ray and got some insights into who Ray Edwards really is. From 1979 to 2011 – what a journey. From building Tops at Spar to bringing some of the most sought after whiskies into SA, Ray has had […]

Shackleton, the man and his mission

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Sir Ernest Shackleton was for many years the forgotten Antarctic explorer, his exploits relegated to a distant third place behind Sir Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen, both of whom were engaged in a race to plant their nation’s respective flags on the geographic South Pole. Yet towards the end of the 20th century […]

Picture this – Scotland!

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Nothing will make you want to visit Scotland more than the fine drams they make. Steve Adams and his pictures of Scotland comes close though. Apart from having a passion for whisky made clear by his collection in Dullstroom, Steve also has a keen creative eye. I think I have some creativity in me as […]

Conqueror of the nautical Everest

He’s climbed Table Mountain 11 times and was hoping to do so again on his recent visit. He eschews Platteklip Gorge as “too easy”… Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston at 71 is still a formidable man as Fiona McDonald found. April 22, 2011 will be the 42nd anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s safe arrival in […]

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