When a much-loved national whisky festival got underway again recently after a three-year pandemic-related absence, it was Boplaas that shared the stage to present a Masterclass with South African whisky icon Andy Watts.
In the nineties, only around 15% of whiskey drinkers were female. That number has changed as more women are discovering a taste for a drink that has traditionally often been seen as the preserve of males. Now, the ratio for female/male whiskey drinkers is closer to 40/60. And the demand for whiskey is growing.
Alcohol is the one substance that has been consumed by nearly all adults, especially men. According to the World Health Organization, over 2.3 billion people globally are current drinkers. Also, a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that in 2019, over 139 million people in the age range of 12 years and above consumed alcohol the previous months.
Two new distinctive flavour-forward Single Malt whisky’s, The Benriach Twelve and The Smoky Twelve are now available in South Africa from the Benriach Distillery, located in Speyside in Scotland. A new look for the Benriach brand coincides with the launch, inspired by the distillery’s creative heritage.
Enjoyed neat or on the rocks in a tumbler glass or in a classic cocktail like the Manhattan. The latest addition to the Woodford Reserve portfolio is a home bar essential.
Woodford Reserve is typically known for their bourbon — and while that’s the majority of their product line, that’s not all they make. If you like sweeter lighter styles of whiskeys, but still want some of that rye kick, then the newly launched Woodford Kentucky Straight Rye is the exact rye for you.