What is Whisky?  

The distillation of whisky dates back to the 15th Century in Scotland. People are often overwhelmed by the different styles and types of whisky, but in fact, with some basic knowledge you can take your experience and discovery of whisky to new heights. To learn some basics on whisky click here

Whisky Tasting Room  

The best part of whisky is in the tasting (obviously!). My ultimate quest is to taste as many whiskies from as many countries as possible. To view my ratings and opinions on the various whiskies I’ve tasted, visit the tasting room.

Types of Whisky  

Whisky is generally made from malt or grain. There are several types of whisky, which are broken up into the following categories: single malt, blended whisky, cask strength, grain whisky, single cask whisky, bourbon, tennessee whisky, Irish whiskey, Japanese whisky, and whisky from other countries.

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Jameson Select Reserve R329.00

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed something outside of Scotch Single Malts. The generous folks at Jameson’s South Africa sent me a bottle of the newest addition to their range, Jameson Select Reserve.

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Tasting Room

  • Glenlivet 12yr R340.00

    Glenlivet 12yr has a delicate and complex flavour profile. This stems from the height and width of potstills used at Glenlivet and the fact that the whisky is matured in both American and European Oak.

  • Macallan 10yr Old R400.00

    The youngest in Macallan’s Fine Oak range, the Macallan 10yr  is a beautifully balanced single malt whisky.

  • AnCnoc 12yr R350.00

    AnCnoc 12yr is from  Knockdhu distillery, which claims to make a refreshingly modern whisky, using traditional processes. Their entry level whisky is the AnCnoc 12yr, which I now consider a must have in every whisky collection.

  • Glen Grant 10 year old R360.00

    “Really mouthwatering, clean and fresh; not an offnote in sight… A relaxed confident malt from a distillery that makes great whisky with effortless charm and each mouthful seems to show that it knows it.” Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2008 

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