Winter weather conjures up images of cosy evenings with a warming beverage in hand. American Whiskeys hit all the right notes at this time of year, thanks to their toasty caramel, vanilla, honey and grain flavours and the famous ‘Kentucky Hug’ effect – that warm sensation you feel after a sip of good American Whiskey.

 

The cold is lifting, flowers are in bloom, longer days are heading our way and the promise of warmer weather is in the air, that’s right, spring is officially here. There’s no doubt about it—spring is a time of renewal, there’s a lot to love about this time of year including delicious bourbon cocktails.

 

Bourbon is enjoying an upswing in the premium spirits market with the dispersing notion that the drink is favoured by men only. The question on everyone’s tongues is, are females fuelling the bourbon renaissance?

 

South Africa offers an abundance of juicy citrus fruits, perfect to enjoy in citrus-forward classic cocktails like the Blinker and the Daiquiri. By adding fresh in-season local citrus juices, cocktail lovers can serve up a taste sensation on a sunny day.

 
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Pin Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown to your map next time you find yourself on the Bourbon Trail. Established in 1879, the historic Distillery grounds are home to the world’s largest whiskey barrel and carved bourbon bottle.

 

Bourbon is enjoying an upswing in the premium spirits market – the mellow allure of America’s craft liquid is seeing a growing number of South Africans becoming increasingly more appreciative of authentic American whiskey.

 

Bourbon brand Wild Turkey and its creative director Matthew McConaughey are celebrating and giving thanks to ‘local legends’ who have stepped up to help their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Have you ever wondered what death and decay smell like? Tamworth Distilling based in New Hampshire has crafted a brandy that smells like a corpse.

 

In search of the perfect gift for the whiskey enthusiast? Show your whiskey slinging friend how much you care by gifting them a bottle of the world’s finest bourbon.

 

In the spirit of Friendsgiving, Sonoma-Cutrer and Woodford Reserve announced a $50,000 joint donation to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger. The brands, both owned by the Brown-Forman Corporation, will provide up to 500,000 meals* to those facing food insecurity in the United States.

 
 
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