Tasting a bit of whisky

When the invite for the #whiskysister evening arrived in my mailbox, my immediate reaction was, “You’ve got the wrong girl.” I’m not a big drinker. In fact, I hardly drink at all. The most I have is a wine spritzer at a braai on a Sunday afternoon which completely throws me off balance (read: tipsy). Most of my friends know that mixing my wine with diet Sprite or Coke is really the only way I enjoy it. Yeah, go ahead and judge me all you wine connoisseurs.

So whisky? At the age of 39, I had never even tasted it. But hey, there’s a first time for everything, right? So off I went. Whisky collage

In between plates of sushi and fresh segments of fruit and cheese slices, we were entertained/infotained by the Macallan whisky brand ambassador as to the history of whisky and the making of it which I must admit, I found quite fascinating. We finally moved on to the tasting. I was pleasantly surprised. It didn’t hit me in my chest as I suspected. It was actually even smoother when drops of water were added to each one. whisky3

As we sniffed and sipped and shared our experiences, it was interesting to hear that there is a growing trend among women who have started drinking whisky. Will I be among this growing number of women? Um… perhaps. Although I did hear that some women are choosing to mix their whisky with Appletizer. (secretly thinking that might be me.)

I’m glad to say that I can finally tick whisky tasting off my list and in fact, whisky has definitely been added to my list of great gift ideas for family & friends. I urge you to take a visit to the Whisky Brother shop in Hyde Park*, even if it’s to marvel at the beautiful bottles. And be sure to keep an eye out for more #whiskysister events!

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Slainte. Here’s tae ye!

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*unsponsored* 

One thought on “Tasting a bit of whisky

  1. I dare say girl..that whisky is best served with a sup of water;) I too am susceptible to occasional shot of the good stuff..Mind you its only mainly at xmas. I’m glad you tried it.

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