Best known for its quality fynbos gin, Sugarbird has negotiated access to aged barrels of pot still brandy from one of the world’s finest, award-winning distilleries – right here in South Africa. 2 Macs (Hector & Guy) chat to Sugarbird’s MD, Matt Bresler, about his scientific passion for Fynbos & the Cape Floral Kingdom while tasting this pot still brandy. We also sniff out what spirit is being researched and developed for release from the house of Sugarbird.
Jazz Adams joins us from Halewood International and we talk through 3 magnificent spirits starting with a 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch. We learn a little more about John Crabbie and whether or not Guy has anything to do with the cocktail on the outer Box. Jazz helps us understand the Solera process that goes into producing what is a fantastic premium Rum out of Columbia. Lastly, we taste a fusion of Irish Gin and Scottish raspberries to end of a fine tasting with a great G&T
The 2 Macs discover what makes a food stylist in the film industry take on what they call their "Winter Project". We introduce you to the owner founders of Gerties Premium Rum, Emma Wilson, and Brendan Rice. We meet the Heroin and inspiration behind the Brand, the tale of the beautiful Gertrude Lythgoe, the legendary first female rum runner in the prohibition era. There is a little bit of Gertie in all of us or definitely one that they aspire to: risk-taker, strong, independent, competitive, loyal, and trustworthy. Just like their Rums
This one is for the Ladies! Time to cozy up to some romantic pink Gins, Hector and Guy discuss the Musgrave Pink Gin, the Firkin Rosie Gin as well as a Single Grain Whisky from Loch Lomond. Hector gives tips on how to cut the calories in your tonic without compromising on flavour. They discover that a good G&T can be spiced up and most importantly that the secret to good drinks is not to be lazy! Lastly, we discover the grain that is actually a malt and that mixing it with water "Mizuwari" style makes for a happy springtime Drink
This week on 2 Macs & a Dram we catch up with Derek Cuthbert the MD of Brandit Marketing. We talk about, the release late last year, of the Tamnavulin Double Cask, a first for South Africans, as well as any possible new releases to look out for. We discover the reasons behind the rebranding and line extensions of the Isle of Jura range what to expect from them. as always there is an opportunity to win some of these fantastic whiskies
Guy and Hector discuss the art of blending Japanese Whisky. They taste 2 superb examples of what is quintessentially Japanese Whisky from Sanmi Ittai Japanese for Trinitas the three a whisky that pays homage to Isouji Akuto and his master Blenders Shimzaki and Inoue.
This week on #2MacsAndaDram, we catch up with Simone Musgrave to find out about her latest release of what can only be described as “super cute” Swigs. Owen O'Reilly of Sip Exclusive also joins us to share what he is doing to survive during COVID 19 while showing us how to mix up some ‘Siply’ delicious cocktails. We’ll also feature some great deals for those of you wanting to try out his recipes.
An Incredible Line up of the following Whisky Folk Michael John D'Souza Master Blender and Distiller of Paul John Distillery Goa India Angela D'Orazio Master Blender and Distiller of Mackmyra Distillery Sweden Andy Watts Master Blender Distiller of James Sedgewick Distillery South Africa Anthony Wills Founder Owner of Kilchoman Distillery Islay Scotland Alasdair Day Founder Owner Of Isle of Raasay Distillery Raasay Scotland Graham Coull Master Distiller of Dingle Distillery Ireland.