Whisky tasting sets perfect for the dark nights

by Sam Rourke
man drinking whisky tasting set in autumn
What is it about whisky that conjures up thoughts of winter? Perhaps it’s the smooth and hearty flavours? The full-bodied texture? The soothing warm sensation as you take your first sip?
Well, the good news is – it’s that time of year again. Daylight saving hours are due to end on 25th October 2020. Which means one thing for all true whisky lovers; it’s time to embrace the dark nights, get cosy in front of the fireplace and enjoy a good whisky from the comfort of home.
It’s the perfect tipple for this season. When drank neat, whisky gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside and can be incredibly comforting after a cold day. And since many pubs are being forced to shut this autumn, there’s never been a better time to treat yourself to our luxurious whisky tasting sets.
Here we offer our top three recommendations for the months ahead.


3 whisky tasting sets for the autumn-winter months

1. Single Malt Whisky Tasting Set - £29.99

This is one of our year-round best-sellers. But it features a range of fine single malts – from both Scotland and Wales – that are particularly delicious at this time of year.
These include:
  • Penderyn Legend
  • Tomintoul Aged 10 Years
  • The Arran Malt Aged 10 Years
  • Glencadam Aged 10 Years
  • The Ileach
Each whisky reflects the distillery’s notorious stye. But collectively, they’re all made from malted barley and boast rich wholesome flavours – such as toffee and vanilla – with a light fruity note. This is a whisky set that is perfect for both relaxed autumn weekends and socially-distanced evenings with friends. A box of crowd-pleasers to warm the cockles and put a huge smile on your face.
Tasting cards in our whisky tasting sets

2. Old and Rare Scotch Whisky Set - £66.40

It’s been a tough year – so who could blame you for wanting something a little more special? This luxury whisky tasting set certainly hits the spot. It includes a selection of old and rare scotch whiskies. The kind that you won’t find on supermarket shelves. And as the nights gradually draw in, it offers an opportunity to enjoy these unique flavours from the safety and cosiness of home.
These whiskies include:
  • Tomintoul Glenlivet ‘Five Decades’
  • North British 1988
  • Tullibardine 1991
  • Blair Athol 1995
  • Deanston 1996
They’re all incredibly difficult to find as a single malt, as most of the production from these distilleries is used to create a blended liquor. Sweet yet spicy and full-bodied, they’re suitable for a true whisky connoisseur – and provide a heart-warming delicious treat for the cold dark nights. 

3. Three Month Whisky Tasting Subscription - £89

We also offer a three-month whisky tasting subscription.
This is a fantastic option for this time of year. One whisky set containing five 30ml miniatures will be delivered to your address each month. Start as the clocks go back, and it will take you all the way up to Christmas – giving you something tasty to look forwards throughout the autumn season. 
The spirits featured in these sets include both classics and out-of-the-ordinary whiskies, aged up to 12 years old, with something to suit all preferences and palates. So, whether you’re an absolute beginner or an established whisky enthusiast, they’ll go down a treat and warm the soul.
Examples of whisky tasting sets

Order your autumn-winter whisky today

This year more than ever, autumn and winter will be spent at home with family – getting cosy, with a hearty meal and warming drink. So, why not make that drink your favourite tipple? Just browse our full online collection today and find a whisky tasting set that suits you personal preferences.
If you have any questions about the products or subscriptions available, please feel free to get in touch. Either give us a call on 01743 247220 or send us an online message and we’ll get back to you.