World Whisky Tasting Kit

CAD $75.00

Ready to embark on a journey to improve your whisky knowledge and tasting skills with our world whiskey tasting set?

During this self directed world whisky tasting experience you will learn:

  • How to taste whisky, and it’s key aroma’s and flavours
  • The history of whiskey, how it’s made, and it’s classifications

 

Our whisky tasting kit includes:

  • Five 1 oz samples of premium whisky samples from around the world (Details below)
  • A tasting card for each whiskey where you can record your impressions, and on the reverse side provides it’s background and it’s tasting notes
  • Palate-cleansing snack and pipette for adding water
  • Whisky tasting pack guide covering history, production, classifications, key aroma’s and flavours, and how to taste

 

Delivery of your high end whiskey sampler is available anywhere in Ontario, Canada or pick up at 180 Drinks. You can schedule your delivery date or pick up date at checkout.

Select optional upgrades you would like to include.

Include a personalized message on a note card.

Tasting Whisky Experience Overview Canada

Whisky Sampler Set Selections

Cooper’s Revival Canadian Whisky

Cooper’s Revival Canadian Whisky Sample Kit

Canadian rye whisky, officially, is a distilled product made from a mash of cereal grains that must be aged in “small wood” for a minimum of three years. Interestingly, it does not have to be made from a rye-dominant mash (unlike American rye, for example), so Canadian whiskies typically vary widely in their rye content. 

Cooper’s Revival is made from locally grown rye and corn from Kinsip’s 70 – acre farm in Ontario, making it a unique terroir-driven whisky.

A cooperage is the making of barrels and casks, and Kinsip is home to one of the few cooperages left in Canada. This rye is aged in re-coopered red wine barrels.

What is a recoopered wine barrel? First the wine barrel is shaved down inside to be thinner. After shaving, the barrel is fire re-toasted to provide a like new barrel. The fire ‘caramelises’ the wood’s natural sugars and brings out complex compounds.

Rye Whiskey Sampler Canada Specs

Whisky Tasting Box Bottle Size 30ml or 1 oz
Alcohol/Vol 42%
Whiskey Tasting Canada Kit Geography Bloomfield, Ontario, Canada

Redbreast 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey Sampler Kit

Irish whiskey is famous for its smooth, light and creamy character, which is mainly attributed to the use of triple distillation. Irish whiskey once meant single pot still distillation, however other methods are used now.

Redbreast 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey is made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in copper pot stills. A great example of the Irish pure pot still style (aka single pot still), which is the traditional method for Irish whisky production. A great addition to an Irish whiskey sample pack!

Irish Whiskey Taster Set Accolades

  • Worldwide Whiskey Trophy 2019 at International Wine & Spirit Competition

 

Irish Whiskey Kit Specs

Irish Whisky Tasting Set Bottle Size 30ml or 1 oz. 
Alcohol/Vol 40%
Redbreast Sampler Geography Ireland

Redbreast 12 Year Old Irish Whisky
Yoichi Single Malt Japanese Whisky

Yoichi Single Malt Japanese Whisky Tasting

The Japanese brought the knowledge of distilling from Scotland to Japan and established two of the biggest whisky companies in the country, respectively Nikka and Suntory. For this reason, Japanese whisky has a lot in common with Scotch.

The Yoichi distillery was built in 1934 in the northern coastal town of Yoichi in Japan. The location was selected for both its climate and coastal terroir, having a notable impact on the taste of this whisky. Because of the unique taste we could not ignore including this expression in our Japanese whisky tasting set!

Japanese Whiskey Sampler Accolades

  • World Whiskies Awards 2016 Gold Medal

 

Japanese Whisky Tasting Kit Specs

Whisky Taster Set Bottle Size 30ml or 1 oz.
Alcohol/Vol 45.6%
Japanese Whisky Taster Geography Japan, Yoichi

Macallan Sampler – 12 Year Old Double Cask

Scotch whisky has to be produced from malted barley and matured in Scotland, aged in oak casks for a minimum of three years, with a minimum ABV of 40% and with no additives allowed other than water and caramel colouring. A single malt is made out of 100% malted barley from one single distillery.

Macallan has been distilling almost continuously since 1824 when Scotland first legalized the production of spirits. 

Macallan produced this whisky by using new American oak barrels filled with sherry to season them (not ex-bourbon like is typically used). These seasoned barrels are then used to age the whisky. This marries the classic Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak. 

Macallan Whiskey Tasting Set Canada Accolades 

  • Awarded 95 points “Exceptional” at 2016 Beverage Institute Tastings Competition

 

Whisky Dram Set Specs

Whisky Tasting Collection Bottle Size 30ml or 1 oz
Alcohol/Vol 40%
Macallan Scotch Sampler Geography Scotland, United Kingdom

Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask Scotch Whisky
Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky

Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky Sampler Set

Scotch whisky found its way to India in the 19th century, introduced to the country by the British. Amrut began procuring barley from Indian farmers in 1982, and by the tail end of the decade, Amrut had made their first batch of single malt whisky.

The Amrut Fusion is a vatting of Indian malted barley and imported peated Scottish malt, distilled separately and married in ex-bourbon barrels in Bangalore. 

This whisky is outside the usual boundaries of old world whisky, and is a perfect introduction to Indian malt. Addition of this expression helps make this a rare whisky tasting set!

Whisky Sampler Box Accolades

  • Jim Murray’s Third Finest Whisky in the World for 2010. 

 

Whiskey Sampler Gift Set Specs

Whisky Tasting Selection Bottle Size 30ml or 1 oz. 
Alcohol/Vol 50%
Whisky Sampler Kit Geography India

Frequently Asked Questions

Is This A Good Option For An At Home Whiskey Tasting Kit?

Yes! Our at home whiskey tasting kit is perfect solution for one or two people, or even a small group!

You can use the the included world whisky tasting set guide in combination with your home whisky tasting kit samples to facilitate your own experience or help guide others.

Because we do a deep dive into whisky knowledge this whisky nosing kit is great for beginners or even those that are experienced! Our focus on the details helps to makes us the best whiskey tasting set.

 

 

Why Do All The Mini Whiskey Tasting Set Bottles Have A Uniform Appearance?

Since our miniature whiskey tasting set sample bottles have a uniform appearance you can simply mix up the bottles and turn the label away from you. During the blind tasting you can use your tasting memory from the first tasting to guess which spirit is which. The numbered samples that are included will help you keep track of which spirit is which until the big reveal at the end. This approach makes this a truly blind whiskey tasting kit!

Is It Spelled Whiskey or Whisky?

Let’s begin with the obvious problem of understanding the difference between whisky and whiskey. When choosing which name to use, the general rule is that those that are made in Ireland or the United States are called whiskey and those from Scotland, Canada or Japan are called whisky.

How Do I Prepare For My World Whiskey Tasting?

To enhance your whiskies of the world tasting set experience please prepare the below before you start.

Glassware: This should be comfortable to hold but narrow at the opening. Tumblers are too wide and allow aromas to escape. Glencairn tasting glasses are ideal! 

Space: Ensure there is enough space to hold your glasses and bottles. This may sound obvious, but once you have laid out all your other tasting equipment alongside your spirits, you will be surprised how much room you will need.

Food: Never taste spirits on an empty stomach. Ideally, eat something an hour before tasting. Be sure not to eat too much. Avoid strongly flavored foods an hour before tasting as it can deaden your palate making it harder to detect taste and aroma.

Water: Use still water to add to the spirit and sparkling water to hydrate yourself and to cleanse your palate. Choose spring water over mineral water as it is pure, with fewer taste-affecting additives, natural or otherwise.

Notes: Pen to record impressions

Preparation of the above will help make this the best whiskey tasting set experience!

What Occasions Is A Whiskey Tasting Gift Set Good For?

Know a whiskey lover that deserves a memorable gift for a special occasion? A world whiskey sample bottles gift set is great for:

  • Birthday whisky taster box
  • Holiday’s or Christmas whisky tasting gift box
  • Father’s Day whisky tasting set
  • Wedding whisky tasting gift
  • New Years Celebration whisky tasting present
  • Virtual whiskey tasting
  • Whiskey tasting party kit
  • Whisky tasting gifts for him or her

You can also add a note card to deliver a special message to the gift recipient.

Get your giftee to join us to enjoy and learn more about the worlds best selling spirit through our world whiskey tasting gift set!

 

Which Grains Are Used For Whisky Production?

All cereal grains are seeds, with a hard outer skin. The job of whisky makers is to penetrate this shell to reach the endosperm, which is full of starchy carbohydrates that are converted to sugar, and then alcohol. 

Practically any grain can be fermented into alcohol, but barley, corn, rye, and wheat are the main players for whisky, comprising the majority of the grains used. 

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