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Enjoying my whisky journey, as documented at the Whisky Tasting Fellowship website - http://fr1day.co.za
Enjoying my whisky journey, as documented at the Whisky Tasting Fellowship website - http://fr1day.co.za

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Three days, around 10000 attendees! Whisky Live SA is on from 9-11 November. Come along and join the fun

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Winning a trip to Scotland is amazing enough. Having the trip include distillery visits, warehouse tastings AND you get to select the next single cask release for Checkers Private Barrel Co range? That is simply EPIC!!

Here is what I did to win the competition...

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A world's first and a damn fine whisky! Andy Watts, master distiller at Three Ships has produced a 15 year old blend, finished in Pinotage wine casks (a South African grape varietal) that is truly spectacular. The second release in The Masters Collection, 3,500 of the 4,000 bottles will be on sale to the public, and trust me, it is not a whisky you want to miss out on.

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A South African liquor chain called Checkers LiquorShop is running a competition where you can win a trip to Scotland by answering a short quiz to determine if "You are Mac enough" to go.

I've entered the competition and in a hope of boosting my chances by getting noticed more, I went over and above the requirements by creating the following minisite related to the quiz.

Let me know if you like it!

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The biggest little whisky bar in the southern hemisphere, located in Dullstroom in South Africa, just 2 hours from Johannesburg.

With shelves holding over 1200 whiskies lining their walls, extremely knowledgeable and passionate hosts and a vast array of tasting menus on offer, you have to ask yourself... "What am I waiting for?"

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Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia are now available in South Africa, with Inchmurrin following soon. I attended the launch recently and was very impressed by these spirits. Read on for an overview of the range and the delicious food pairing we enjoyed.

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Some tasty whiskies on offer at the 2016 Wine and Malt Whisky Affair in Joburg! Kilchoman Sanaig, Octomore 07.1 and Wolfburn are on my hit-list, among others! You can also enter to win tickets to the event

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A great vertical tasting of Kilchoman's Loch Gorm releases through the years that makes you want to crank up the tunes and drink whisky all day. Enjoy!

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After this event it is abundantly clear that South Africans are starved of many a good bourbon and rye! Here's hoping that the DISCUS folks can get more American spirits into SA soon

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Christmas is going to be great this year! Thanks to a whisky-filled advent calendar from Master of Malt. Join me every day throughout December to reveal what's behind the door and share my tasting notes....
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