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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most recent tasting

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

  • Glenfiddich 12 Year Old R400.00

    So, I’m, sitting in the FNB Slow Lounge, sipping this great whisky and realised I haven’t done a review of Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, which should be a staple in every whisky cabinet! I must admit that the Tasting Room is looking pretty bare at the moment, but stick around as I’ll be adding a […]

  • Johnnie Walker Green Label R590.00

    Johnnie Walker Green Label is a 15yr old blended malt whisky that was discontinued in early 2011. It was a highly acclaimed whisky scoring 95 point in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.

  • Johnnie Walker Black Label R240.00

    The world’s leading deluxe blended Scotch Whisky, Johnnie Walker Black label is a unique blend with a smooth, deep and complex character.

  • Jamesons Irish Whiskey R230.00

    The staple whiskey of bars across the world, Jamesons is known for it’s mixability and smoothness. Like most Irish Whiskey’s it is triple distilled. Jamesons is a blend of potstill and grain whiskey, which are matured in sherry and bourbon casks.

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