Fancy hosting your own whisky tasting experience?
Yes, pubs may have (tentatively) re-opened and lockdown restrictions are gradually starting to ease. But if you still wish to avoid public spaces – or simply prefer the comfort of your own home – a virtual whisky tasting evening is a fantastic way to spend time with family and friends.
Choose a time and date, set up a video chat on Zoom, and order one of our classic whisky tasting sets for everyone taking part. These include five 30ml miniature bottles of whisky; just enough to sample the unique taste of each and compare notes. What’s more, they also feature tasting cards – with interesting facts and information for you to discuss – and a luxury whisky tasting mat.
The ideal set for your event will depend on your personal preferences and, of course, how much you and your friends are happy to spend. But here we offer our top three recommendations.
3 sets that are perfect for a whisky tasting evening
Perfect for your first whisky tasting event, this is a carefully curated range of single malts, including:
- Glencadam 10 Year Old
- Penderyn Legend
- The Arrant Malt 10 Year Old
- The Ileach Islay Single Malt
- Tomintoul 10 Year Old
Each whisky represents the distillery’s signature style. However, as they’re all made from malted barley, they all boast a deliciously light and sweet flavour – typical of whiskies from Scotland and Wales. Available for just £29.99, it’s a box of crowd-pleasers (that won’t break the bank!).
This is a slightly more expensive option, priced at £39.95 for the set. But it contains five of the finest single malt and grain whiskies distilled in Scotland, including:
- Auchentoshan 21 Year Old
- The Arran Malt 18 Year Old
- Auchroisk 21 Year Old
- The Ileach Cask Strength
- Port Dundas 13 Year Old
These whiskies can often be quite difficult to find elsewhere. Therefore, if you wish to widen your whisky repertoire and host a luxurious whisky tasting party, it could be the set for you.
Ideal for the connoisseurs; friends with a little more experience in the world of whisky. This is a selection of five single malts that have been aged up to 40 years old, including:
- Tomintoul Glenlivet Five Decades
- Girvan 1979
- Cambus 1993
- Blair Athol 1995
- Bowmore 1990
Available for £66.40, this may be one for the special occasions. But it’s a unique and unusual range of liquors, which taste beautiful and will ensure your whisky tasting event is one to remember.
Make your ‘whisky tasting’ a regular occurrence
If you enjoy your first whisky tasting experience, why not suggest making it a regular thing?
Here at Whisky Tasting Company, we offer both 9-month and 12-month subscriptions that will do the job perfectly. Everyone pays a fixed price and, once every three months, a new tasting set will be delivered to each address – ready for your next whisky tasting evening.
Not only does this give you something to look forwards to, it’s a chance to sample more of our exquisite whiskies and spend some quality time with your closest family and friends.
Organise your whisky tasting party today
Rather than heading down to your local this summer, why not try it out? Host your own whisky tasting experience and, we guarantee, you won’t regret it. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a full-blown whisky enthusiast, we have the ideal whisky tasting kit for everyone.