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Scotch Tasting Kit

CAD $60.00

If you are looking for a scotch tasting experience or wondering how to gift a scotch tasting kit, you are in the right place!

Scotch is produced in Scotland; however, the whisky is produced only in certain regions. There are five primary scotch whisky production regions, namely: Highland, Lowland, Speyside, Campbeltown and Islay. The Islands are not considered by all as a region of its own, however scotch from the Islands can be described as a milder version of Islay whisky (sort of like a hybrid between Highland and Islay whiskies).

Although each scotch is unique, the whisky produced in each region have some common characteristics that separate them from scotch from other regions. If you are looking for a scotch whisky tasting experience or wondering how to gift a scotch sample set, look no further!

The highlights of our scotch tasting kit include:

  • A curated tour of the best tasting scotch from five different whisky producing regions of Scotland including: Islay, The Lowlands, The Highlands, Speyside, and The Islands. 
  • A scotch tasting booklet guide for your experience including an overview of each whisky, how to taste, and tasting notes. 
  • Self guided experience using included booklet, or optional live expert led private scotch whisky tasting event  available both in-person and virtually (Contact Us For Live Tasting Event Quote).
  • Great for occasions such as a birthday gift for scotch lovers or a gift for the holidays!
  • Optional crystal Glencairn scotch tasting glasses available .
  • Optional note card to deliver a special message to the recipient.
  • Next day delivery to select locations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Ontario. *If you need to ship to multiple addresses, please contact our concierge support by either emailing us or calling us at 1-(877)-712-9686.

 

Scotch Whisky Tasting Options

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

Additional Upgrades

Select the type of scotch tasting glassware you would like to include. Option details in product details 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.

Scotch Tasting Kit Canada Details

Scotch Sample Pack

talisker 10 year old single malt scotch whisky

Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Gift Set

If you are looking for one of the best Talisker tasting sets from the Skye Highlands, look no further! The Talisker distillery founded in 1830, today creates three and a half million litres of fine spirit. Talisker was Treasure Islands writer Robert Louis Stevenson’s favorite whisky, and one of ours also!

Talisker Miniature Gift Set Accolades

  • A gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017
  • Awarded ‘Best Islands Single Malt’ at the 2017 World Whiskies Awards

Talisker Tasting Set Notes

Colour
  • Rich gold. 
Nose 
  • Peat-infused marmalade; candied citrus fruit; slight BBQ sauce; salty ribs.
 Palate
  • Soft and supple fruit followed by spice, peat, then fiery pepper.
Talisker Gift Pack Finish
  • The pepper gives way to the peat, then to the fruit.

Scotch Flight Gift Set Specs

Bottle Size 30ml or 60ml
Alcohol/Vol 45.8%
Geography The Islands, Scotland

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Scotch Whisky

One of the nine Islay distilleries, this whisky is known as one of the worlds most heavily peated single malts.

Accolades

  • 1st Place – Best Single Malt Scotch 10 Years – 2015 International Whisky Competition
  • Gold – Liquid Gold Award – 2014 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • Winner – World Whisky of the Year – 2008 – Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
  • Gold – Islay Single Malt 12 Years and Under – 2016 World Whiskies Awards
  • Gold – Islay up to 12 years old – 2013 The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Tasting Notes

Colour
  • Pale Straw
Nose 
  • Fire on a peat bog with some sweet notes.
 Palate
  • Intense, smoky, eucalyptus, sweet mint, and citrus.
Finish
  • Long, smoky sweet finish.

Tasting Set Specs

Bottle Size 30ml or 60ml
Alcohol/Vol 46%
Geography Islay, Scotland
Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie 12 Year Old Doublewood Scotch Whisky

The Balvenie 12 Year Old Doublewood Scotch Whisky

Established 1892, the Grant family’s second single malt distillery, after Glenfiddich. Balvenie makes whisky in the traditional batch process of the production of single malt. Of the 120+ distilleries in Scotland, Balvenie is one of only seven distilleries with its own malting floor.

Balvenie uses a special process known as wood finishing that takes whisky that has spent 12 years in traditional whisky casks and moves it Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months.

Balvenie Tasting Accolades

  • Gold – Distillers’ Single Malts 12 years and under – 2020 International Spirits Challenge
  • International wine and spirit competition winner 2016

Balvenie Gift Set Tasting Notes

Colour
  • Burnished copper.
Nose 
  • Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.
 Palate
  • Nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness, and sherry layer.
Finish
  • Long and warming.

Miniature Whisky Gift Set Specs

Bottle Size 30ml or 60ml
Alcohol/Vol 40%
Geography Speyside, Scotland

Glenmorangie 14 Year Old Quinta Ruban Tasting Pack

A truly unique tasting option for your Glenmorangie gift box. This whisky spends 10 years maturing in American white oak casks before it is finished for several months in Port casks (or pipes from the Quintas wine estates of Portugal in the Douro valley). This will be sure to impress as part of your Glenmorangie tasting pack. 

Glenmorangie Tasting Set Accolades

  • Gold Scotch Single Malt – Highland – 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Double Gold Single Malt Scotch – to 12 Yrs – 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Glenmorangie Miniature Tasting Set Notes

Colour
  • Burnt Umber.
Nose 
  • Winter spices, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla pods. 
 Palate
  • Cherry-liqueur filling, a touch of clove and aniseed spice
Finish
  • Dry, spicy, medium-length finish. 

Glenmorangie Miniature Gift Set Specs

Bottle Size 30ml or 60ml
Alcohol/Vol 46%
Geography The Highlands, Scotland
glenmorangie 14 year old Quinta ruban scotch whisky
auchentoshan 12 year old single malt scotch whisky

Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Gift Set 

Because Auchentoshan distills away all the impurities in the liquid, strong notes of fruit and citrus come through. It also makes the spirit more prone to the epic woodiness that comes from the casks in maturation. No other Scottish distillery insists on triple distilling every drop. As a result of its production methods, Auchentoshan’s product is sometimes called “the breakfast whisky” due to its sweet and delicate flavor. Our Auchentoshan gift set will surely impress!

Accolades 

  • Gold Distillers’ Single Malts 12 years and under – 2020 International Spirits Challenge

LCBO Scotch Tasting Gift Set Notes

Colour
  • Golden straw. 
Nose 
  • Sweet and fragrant honeysuckle, vanilla, and subtle citrus notes.
 Palate
  • Delicate, sweet, easy-going; crisp apples, peaches and cream
Finish
  • Light, fruity, and lingering finish.

Mini Scotch Tasting Set Specs

Bottle Size 30ml or 60ml
Alcohol/Vol 40%
Geography The Lowlands, Scotland

Scotch Tasting Booklet

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

Scotch Tasting Guide Overview
    • How to taste using your eyes, nose and tongue
    • The science and language of scotch tasting
    • Production methods
    • Main flavours and flavour camps
    • The background and tasting notes for each scotch
Scotch Whisky Tasting Guide

Additional Whisky Tasting Kit Upgrades

Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass Gift Set  

The development of the Glencairn glass involved a collaboration of master blenders from the five largest whisky companies to develop the perfect scotch tasting glass. Whether you are drinking a Balvenie, Talisker or Glenmorangie, this is an excellent scotch glass to compliment your gift set!

Benefits of the Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass Gift Set

  • The tapering mouth of the Glencairn whisky glass captures and concentrates the aroma on the nose and enhances taste. 
  • Its shape allows for easy swirling of whisky, a practice commonly used to open up the aromas of whisky for full appreciation.  
  • The wide bowl allows for the fullest appreciation of the scotch 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 Scotch 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

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

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

The underlying sweetness and alcohol bite to scotch 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 scotch birthday gift for those looking to buy scotch samples online.

How To Enjoy

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

beef-jerky

McSweeny’s Beef Jerky For A Spirit Tasting

McSweeny’s Beef Jerky delivers a mouth-watering flavour with premium, hand-selected cuts of tender Canadian beef smoked in traditional-style smokehouses. Their Original recipe is delicately seasoned to allow the natural smokehouse flavour to shine through.

Features:

  • Gluten Free
  • Proudly Canadian
  • High in Protein
  • Naturally Smoked
How To Enjoy Beef Jerky And A Spirit Tasting

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

Nobel Vegan Jerky – Original For Scotch Taster 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 scotch!

Features:

  • No preservatives
  • No Nitrates
  • No Trans Fats
  • Non-GMO

How To Enjoy Vegan Jerky And Scotch Sampler Set

While you still have the flavours in your mouth after a sip of scotch, 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 whisky and round it off.

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

Torres Selecta Black Truffle Potato Chips

black truffle potato chips

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. Scotch 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!

Scotch Tasting Kit Delivery Available Across Ontario

We offer Scotch whisky 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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