There is a bit of a buzz in the circles that are involved in premium spirits. It seems that the licking of lips and salivating in informed circles is because of a new premium spirit - what, we don't know yet - that is about to hit the drinks scene in South Africa.
Calls to a few people who know these things have been met with a stony silence - "Don't worry Bernard", they say. "You'll find out soon enough." Is it a whisky, a brandy, a vodka, a tequila? "We can't tell you much but can promise you that it shines with the quality of a precious metal. And yes Bernard, you will be invited to the launch, which promises to be a party of note."
So what is it? Watch this space and we'll find out.