5 great drinks you need to enjoy to mark end of 2020 and start of 2021. (George Tubei)

5 great drinks you need to enjoy to mark end of 2020 and start of 2021

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Happy New Year folks!

Can you believe it, Yes! we have made it and now we are on the last hours of what has been a crazy year like never seen before. Talk of corona, job losses, deaths, businesses going bust, the whole world literally grinding to a halt name it 2020 was that year.

Hip hip hooray

2021 is around the corner and with Covid-19 vaccine on the offing we can safely say the worst of 2020 is behind us. I don’t know about you but that definitely calls for a celebration. Not just any celebration but the mother of all celebrations C’mon just surviving 2020 is a feat in itself and nothing says ‘we made it mama’ than a great drink in hand.

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I love my whiskies, Cognac, Rum, name it you know any perfectly brewed drink with a rich tradition and culture has my fingers rubbing in glee. Here are just a few favorite drinks of mine which I have had the pleasure of enjoying with friends and family which you can toast to tonight and the whole of 2021.

12-year-old Glenfiddich

12-year-old Glenfiddich. (George Tubei) 

The second Our Original Twelve touches your tongue and awaken all your senses than you will forget all the shit 2020 came up with. This Scotch whisky is simply on a league of its own no wonder it remains the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky.

I had a chance to sample this drink in June 2020 when it was unveiled and from the first sip to the last it was smoooooth. It made me forget Corona even existed can you believe it. it simply calms you down and fires up your creativity, passion and zest for life.

By the way the new bottle design features the iconic Stag symbol in gold and sitting within the V of the valley shape. If there’s a drink I am sure I will be drinking more of come 2021 Our Original Twelve is top of my list.

Hennessy Very Special

Hennessy Very Special. (George Tubei)

2020 was a special year no doubt and 2021 promises to be even a more special year with dreams which had been put on hold reignited, businesses which had been closed reopened and life as we knew it slowly going back to normal.

As the clock hits 12:00 and the calendar turns to 1st January 2021, a sip of this 100% Cognac drink will fill you up with courage and determination to make it in 2021.

Johnnie Walker Red Label

12-year-old Johnnie Walker Red Label. (George Tubei)

Did you know red in Chinese culture symbolizes luck, joy, and happiness? With what 2020 showed us I would say 2021 needs all the luck, joy and happiness it can get and everything good always starts with a drink. C’mon don’t argue with me, ask your grandfather and he will prove me right.

Anyway we are still standing after all we went through in 2020 so we will keep walking and achieve great milestones in 2021, cheers to that.

12-year-old Hankey Bannister Scotch blended whisky

12-year-old Hankey Bannister Scotch blended whisky. (George Tubei)

Since it hit the Kenyan markets somewhere in 2019, Hankey Bannister has stood the test of time and continues to warm Kenyan hearts.

This blended scotch whisky prefers doing things in its own style and when you crack open the cap you will get just that. The company do wait sometimes for as long as forty years before cracking open their casks made of Spanish sherry oak to unveil priceless products such as a 1970 Spanish Sherry Hogshead and a 1967 Spanish Sherry cask to all and sundry.

Tullamore Dew Whiskey

Tullamore Dew Whiskey. (George Tubei)

You know the Irish know their stuff so there’s no two ways about whether Tullamore Dew Whiskey fits the bill or not. The minute you open this whiskey a sweet, citrus smell mixed with grainy notes will hit your nostrils giving you a clue of the party in your mouth about to go down.
Tullamore Dew whiskey traces its origins to 1829 and is named after the Irish Midlands town of Tullamore.  It is a blend of Irish grain, malt and pot still whiskey, and is bottled at 40% alcohol.


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