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Finweek English Edition - - COMPANIES & INVESTMENTS -

It’s the time of year when mem­bers of South Africa’s re­tail sec­tor launch ag­gres­sive ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paigns in their bid to get you to spend your cash with them and not their ri­vals. Most no­table at this time of year is the an­nual del­uge of ‘whisky porn’ – the colour cat­a­logues fea­tur­ing g a broad range g of pre­domip nantly Scot­tish sin­gle malts and blends in­serted into news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines. Typ­i­cally, prices range from around round R150 for a stan­dard John­nie Walker Red La­bel (there are no High­land hland Heather or Scot­tish Dream “made ade in Brak­pan” blends here) to the more ad­ven­tur­ously priced rare whiskies s with plenty be­low R1 000 a bot­tle, but more than a hand­ful are con­sid­er­ably pricier.

No­tably ab­sent from this year’s Nor­man Good­fel­low’s cat­a­logue gue is 50-year-old-Glen­fid­dich, which Solly Kramer and Makro have in pre­vi­ous vi­ous years priced at R199 000 a bot­tle e – or roughly R6 500 a tot. Makro this s year did have a sin­gle bot­tle of the e rare blend – one of just 50 avail­able world-

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