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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #675 on: February 13, 2019, 09:58:39 PM »
Catherine bought a bottle in Parkview for about R100. Sold out now. It's a liqueur, so shouldn't be expensive

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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #676 on: February 14, 2019, 06:51:16 PM »
Of course, most of those are not.
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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #677 on: April 17, 2019, 12:11:47 PM »
Has anybody tried this one yet?
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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #678 on: May 17, 2019, 01:31:51 PM »
World Whisky Day again!! 18/05/2019
Some decent deals at Makro and Checkers guys!!
Time to stock up perhaps! :dop: :2thumbs:
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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #679 on: May 17, 2019, 01:34:15 PM »
Has anybody tried this one yet?
Auchentoshan American Oak
WAS R689, NOW R289
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It's probably worth the special price, but to me it was overrated.  It tasted like an immature whisky that was over-oaked to provide some flavour.  Not my favourite.

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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #680 on: May 26, 2019, 01:50:16 PM »
It's probably worth the special price, but to me it was overrated.  It tasted like an immature whisky that was over-oaked to provide some flavour.  Not my favourite.
That's good to know, thanks. In this price class (let's say up to R300), what would you suggest? I have enjoyed Tullamore DEW and Jameson, also JW BL, so apart from those.
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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #681 on: May 26, 2019, 03:29:40 PM »
For slightly more than R300 my favourite is Monkey Shoulder

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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #682 on: May 27, 2019, 08:52:17 AM »
That's good to know, thanks. In this price class (let's say up to R300), what would you suggest? I have enjoyed Tullamore DEW and Jameson, also JW BL, so apart from those.

Glen Grant Major's Reserve Single Malt, IMO, but I'm a single malt fan.  Your range there is very wide, spanning Irish to Scotch, and you like the lighter whiskies.  I think you'll like the Glen Grant Major's Reserve.

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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #683 on: May 27, 2019, 09:02:36 AM »
That's good to know, thanks. In this price class (let's say up to R300), what would you suggest? I have enjoyed Tullamore DEW and Jameson, also JW BL, so apart from those.

I's also give our local Bain's Cape Mountain Whiskey a shot in that range - a little different, but very good, and a bargain at the price.
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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #684 on: May 29, 2019, 06:41:28 PM »
I am also a fan of single malt on the one hand and Irish whiskey on the other.
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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #685 on: August 12, 2019, 10:35:46 AM »
Was down the Cape Town restauranting, so finally did the Sedgewicks tour (they produce 3 Ships, Bains, odd single cask in their own name etc).  Brilliant tour, the tour leader was going into their costings, their technologies, etc.  Being a whisky nerd have done 30 something (stopped counting a long time ago) different tours in the last few years and this was far and away the best of the official tours.  Well worth the few hours.  Includes a tasting (tastings at whisky distilleries are usually rather robustly poured, unlike most wine farms) of the entire core range along with two of their special editions and some food pairings.  Highly recommended at the price (R250).
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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #686 on: August 15, 2019, 02:34:46 PM »
I'm planning to do the tour in October.

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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #687 on: September 23, 2019, 10:09:17 PM »
Was down the Cape Town restauranting, so finally did the Sedgewicks tour (they produce 3 Ships, Bains, odd single cask in their own name etc).  Brilliant tour, the tour leader was going into their costings, their technologies, etc.  Being a whisky nerd have done 30 something (stopped counting a long time ago) different tours in the last few years and this was far and away the best of the official tours.  Well worth the few hours.  Includes a tasting (tastings at whisky distilleries are usually rather robustly poured, unlike most wine farms) of the entire core range along with two of their special editions and some food pairings.  Highly recommended at the price (R250).
Where would I find them. Google apparently don't know them.
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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #688 on: September 24, 2019, 05:45:42 AM »
Where would I find them. Google apparently don't know them.

https://www.threeshipswhisky.co.za/art-of-whisky-making/distillery

You can book a tour from their website.  I see it is now R350.  Still well worth it. 
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Re: The Whisky thread
« Reply #689 on: September 24, 2019, 08:15:37 AM »
https://www.threeshipswhisky.co.za/art-of-whisky-making/distillery

You can book a tour from their website.  I see it is now R350.  Still well worth it.
Aaaah! I missed a little detail. Thanks.
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