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Bourbon Tasting Kit – Optional Live Experience

CAD $60.00

Bourbon Tasting Options

Select the size of each bourbon tasting kit you would like to include. More information is available in the detailed product description below.

We offer a self guided bourbon tasting using our included tasting guide booklet, or a live expert facilitated virtual or in-person bourbon tasting scheduled for a convenient time for participants. For a group live tasting please contact us for a quote and availability. More information is available in the detailed product description below.

Additional Upgrades

Select if you would like to include a crystal Glencairn bourbon tasting glass. More information is available in the detailed product description below.

Select the food pairing(s) you would like to include. Oatcakes are included as a palate cleanser. More information is available in the detailed product description below.

Include a personalized message on a note card.

Bourbon Tasting Experience Highlights

All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Bourbon must be made in the United States, and its primary grain is corn. Each bourbon is unique, however at the same time you can cluster them into groups with similar interests and characters called flavour camps. The four most common flavour notes found in bourbon are grain, caramel, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and these comprise the major flavour camps.

This bourbon tasting kit has been organized with a curated selection of bourbons that span these four core bourbon flavour camps creating a unique sample flight. Grouping the bourbons like this helps you to identify the major types of bourbons you prefer, which helps you to zero in on new bourbons to try that belong to similar cohorts. 

If you are looking for the best bourbon tasting experience or wondering how to gift a bourbon sample set, look no further! The highlights of our bourbon sampler include:

  • A curated tour of the best tasting bourbons we love. 
  • Food pairing options to compliment the miniature bottles of bourbon. 
  • A bourbon tasting guide for your experience including an overview of each bourbon, how to taste, and tasting notes. 
  • Optional live expert led private bourbon tasting event  available both in-person and virtually (Contact Us For Live Tasting Event Quote)
  • Great for occasions such as a birthday gift for bourbon lovers or a gift for the holidays!
  • Optional crystal Glencairn bourbon tasting glass available.
  • Optional note card to deliver a special message to the recipient.
  • Delivery available across Ontario and next day delivery to select locations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

 

Bourbon Kit Canada Details

Bourbon Sample Pack

Few Bourbon

Bourbon does not have to be made in Kentucky, and really can be made anywhere in the US. Few Bourbon is a small batch bourbon that is 100% grain to glass. This is a new style of urban whiskey to rival those in Kentucky. 

Accolades
  • Gold – Bourbon Whiskey – 2014 -The Beverage Testing Institute
  • Silver – Small Batch Bourbon – 2019 – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 
Bourbon Tasting Kit Notes
Colour Dark Straw
Nose  Corn bread, vanilla, red pepper flakes, clove, hint of cardamom.
Palate Woodiness, leather, herbal with hints of vanilla and caramel.  
Finish Long, with hints of vanilla and oak.

 

Bourbon Flight Gift Set Specs
Flavour Camp Grain Forward Bourbons
Age No age statement, however is under 4 years.
Grain(s) Non-GMO corn, rye, malted barley.
Alcohol Volume 46.5%
Distillery FEW Spirits
Flavour Camp Grain Forward Bourbons

Michter’s Us1 Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon For Taster Kit

Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky Michter’s is one of the oldest distilleries in the States. Each batch is done in a holding tank sized to fit a maximum of 20 barrels making a true small batch bourbon.

Bourbon Kit Tasting Notes
Colour Russet.
Nose  Light floral and fruity aromas, with notes of caramel, toasted pecans, oak, vanilla extract, with hints of pine and pear.
Palate Creamy mouthfeel, with caramel, vanilla, cinnamon chocolate.
Finish Medium, with doses of cinnamon chocolate.

 

Bourbon Tasting Set Specs
Flavour Camp Carmel Forward Bourbons
Age 8 Years Old. 
Grain(s) 79% Corn, 11% Rye, 10% Malted Barley.
Alcohol Volume 45.7%
Distillery Michter’s Distillery
Geography Kentucky, USA.

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Tasting Collection Gift Set

This expression takes existing Woodford Reserve, which is placed into a new barrel that has undergone a long toasting method. The intent is to extract sweet oak character that might be lost in longer chars. 

Tasting Accolades
  • Master Medal (Highest Accolade) American Whiskey Masters, 2018
  • Gold Medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2018

 

Bourbon Gift Set Tasting Notes
Colour Deep amber.
Nose  Chocolates, honey and caramel, raspberry and blueberry pie, dark cherry jam.
Palate Chocolate, honey, caramel, and raspberry jam.
Finish Medium with hints of orange chocolate.

 

Miniature Bourbon Gift Set Specs
Flavour Camp Carmel Forward Bourbons
Age No age statement but is between 7-8 years old.
Grain(s) Corn, rye, malted barley.
Alcohol Volume 45.2%
Distillery Woodford Reserve Distillery.
Geography Kentucky, USA.

Baker’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon itself has no age requirement, but to be labeled straight bourbon it must be at least two years old. Each bottle of Baker’s is filled from one single barrel. 

Bourbon Tasting Set Accolades
  • Best Single Barrel Bourbon Up to 10 Years – San Francisco World Spirits Competition – 2020. 

 

Bourbon Miniature Tasting Set Notes
Colour Russet.
Nose  Citrus of lemon zest and orange juice, with oak and caramel. 
Palate Cracked black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and the citrus follows. 
Finish Medium, with spice. 

 

Bourbon Miniature Gift Set Specs
Flavour Camp Nutmeg Forward Bourbons.
Age 7 Years Old.
Grain(s) 75% Corn, 15% Rye, 10% Malt. 
Alcohol Volume 53.5%
Distillery Jim Beam
Geography Kentucky, USA.

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Kentucky Straight Bourbon

To call your bourbon Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey it must be aged in new, charred oak barrels for at least 2 years and be made in Kentucky. This barrel proof whiskey is uncut with water.

Bourbon Tasting Set Accolades
  • Gold Bourbon – Super Premium – 2017 – The American Whiskey Masters (The Spirits Business)
  • Double Gold Medal – 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

 

LCBO Bourbon Tasting Gift Set Notes
Colour Deep amber.
Nose  Notes of jalapeño, cracked black pepper, and traditional baking spices, caramel, and vanilla.
Palate Smooth and light a high proof, with spice throughout and crème brûlée, cherry pie filling, and powerful notes of nutmeg and cinnamon.
Finish Medium with cinnamon.

 

 

Mini Bourbon Tasting Set Specs
Flavour Camp Cinnamon Forward Bourbons
Age No age statement.
Grain(s) Corn, rye, malted barley.
Alcohol Volume 58.4%
Distillery Wild Turkey Distillery
Geography Kentucky, USA.

Self Guided Or Live Bourbon Tasting Options

Bourbon Sampler Box Tasting Booklet For Self Guided Experience

Perhaps the best part of our sampler box (apart from the Bourbon) is that it includes a booklet as a guide to tasting Bourbon. Using this guide is a great option for a self guided individual or group Bourbon tasting experience. 

Bourbon Tasting Guide Overview
  • How to taste bourbon including:
    • Tasting with your eyes
    • Tasting with your nose
    • Tasting with your tongue (body and finish)
  • The science and language of bourbon tasting.
  • Bourbons main flavors and flavor camps.
  • Tasting notes for each bourbon including:
    • Background
    • The colour
    • The nose
    • The palate
    • The finish
virtual bourbon tasting

Live Expert Facilitated Bourbon Tasting Experience

A live expert facilitated private bourbon tasting is great if you are looking for a fun group experience to build connection, spark conversation, and learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to taste bourbon. This is a great option for the office or a bourbon tasting at home. 

We have three options for our private bourbon tasting experiences:

  • Virtually using a video and audio conferencing platform like Zoom or a host provided platform ($350 for unlimited guests).
  • Off Site at your venue address.
  • On Site at our headquarters at: 400 Matheson Blvd E, Unit 20, Mississauga ON, L4Z 1N8.

The private bourbon tasting experience is scheduled for a convenient date and time for the participants for a 1.5 hour duration.

For a quote for a live expert facilitated bourbon tasting experience please Contact Us.

We look forward to providing you and your guests with an immersive, unique, and memorable bourbon tasting experience.

Additional Bourbon Tasting Kit Upgrades

Glencairn Bourbon Whiskey Glass Gift Set

The development of the Glencairn glass involved a collaboration of master blenders from the five largest whiskey companies to develop the perfect bourbon tasting glass. This is an excellent bourbon tasting glass to compliment your gift set!

Benefits of the Glencairn Bourbon Glass Gift Set
  • The tapering mouth of the Glencairn glass captures and concentrates the aroma on the nose and enhances taste. 
  • Its shape allows for easy swirling of whiskey, a practice commonly used to open up the aromas of bourbon for full appreciation.  
  • The wide bowl allows for the fullest appreciation of the bourbon colour.
  • The solid base is designed to be easy on the hand and makes for a stable glass.
  • It’s made of crystal created with optimum clarity, durability, and brilliance.

 

Glencairn Bourbon Tasting Glass Gift Box Specs
Height 4 1/2 Inches
Bottom Diameter 1 7/8 Inches
Maximum Diameter 2 1/2 Inches
Top Diameter 1 7/8 Inches
Capacity 6 3/4 oz.
Color Clear
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Material Lead Free Crystal

Bourbon Tasting Experience Food Pairing

GREEN & BLACK’s Organic Dark Chocolate For Bourbon Sampler Gift Set

Dark chocolate and bourbon make a great match. The warming, complex nature of most bourbon complements the luxurious, creamy texture of good chocolate.

The underlying sweetness and alcohol bite to bourbon is offset extremely well by the more bitter and lingering flavor of dark chocolate.

Our organic Dark 70% chocolate from GREEN & BLACK’s is made from fine Trinitario cacao beans, providing complex fruit notes and intense bittersweet chocolate aromas.

GREEN & BLACK’S is a chocolate brand founded on sustainable and ethical cocoa sourcing principles.

A great addition to a bourbon birthday gift for those looking to buy bourbon samples online.

How To Enjoy

While you still have the flavours in your mouth after a sip of bourbon, take a piece of chocolate and let it slowly melt and add to the flavour. Then take another sip of bourbon and round it off.

McSweeny’s Bacon Jerky For Bourbon Miniatures Gift Set

McSweeny’s Hickory Smoked Bacon Pork Jerky delivers a mouth-watering flavour that’s salty, sweet and smoky. Made with 100% Verified Canadian Pork.

Features:

  • Gluten Free
  • Proudly Canadian
  • High in Protein
  • Naturally Smoked

From birthdays to weddings, this is the perfect reason to send bacon jerky and a miniature bourbon gift set. 

How To Enjoy Bacon Jerky And Bourbon Tasting Flight Gift

While you still have the flavours in your mouth after a sip of bourbon, take a nice size bite of the bacon jerky to release the smoky bacon flavors, and let it add to the flavour. Then as the smoky and balcony flavors fade, the bacon jerky notes linger. Take another sip of bourbon and round it off.

From bourbon birthday gifts to valentines day, this is a great gift!

bacon-jerky

Nobel Vegan Jerky – Original For Bourbon Gift Pack

Tap into an undiscovered word of taste and texture with Nobel Jerky’s Original garlic and pepper plant based jerky. This vegan jerky is one of favorites to pair with bourbon!

Features:

  • No preservatives
  • No Nitrates
  • No Trans Fats
  • Non-GMO
How To Enjoy Vegan Jerky And Bourbon Sampler Set

While you still have the flavours in your mouth after a sip of bourbon, take a nice size bite of the vegan jerky to release the flavors, and let it add to the flavour. Then as the smoky and garlic and pepper flavors fade, the jerky notes linger. Take another sip of bourbon and round it off.

A bourbon tasting variety pack with vegan jerky is a great Christmas gift!

Torres Selecta Potato Chips Black Truffle

Truffles are a bold flavor, and a little goes a long way. The taste of black truffles is a mixture of chocolaty, nutty and earthy. Bourbon pairs well with potato chips and the flavours of black truffle, so we have a fantastic snack that combines both!

These special premium potato chips feature authentic black summer truffles.

Be captivated by the intense woodsy aroma with flavors of garlic, wild mushroom and earthy hazelnut undertones that convert this snack into a real treat for the senses.

Ingredients: Potatoes, sunflower oil, salt, dehydrated black summer truffle (T. aestivum Vitt.) and truffle aroma.

From occasions like birthday gifts to valentines day, this is a great gift!

black truffle potato chips

Bourbon Tasting Kit Delivery Available Across Ontario

We offer bourbon tasting kit delivery across Ontario.

Delivery rates are calculated  at checkout. You can schedule your order to arrive on a specific date also at checkout.

For orders placed before 5pm, we offer next day delivery for select cities across Ontario.

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