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World Whisky Tasting Kit

CAD $60.00

Interested in tasting whisky from around the world? Join us to enjoy and learn more about the worlds best selling spirit through our world whisky tasting kit. Below is a brief overview of the types of world whiskies we include.

Canadian Whisky: Commonly created through a method of blending where each grain variety is distilled and aged separately to be blended only at the end of the process. Canadian whisky has to be matured in oak casks for a minimum of three years.

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

American Whiskey: The second biggest whisky producer after Scotland is the United States. The most popular American whisky is bourbon which is a mash of at least 51% corn and has to be aged in new, charred oak barrels, giving it the characteristic creamy, vanilla notes and subtle spiciness.

Japanese Whisky: 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.

Irish Whisky: 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.

Indian Whisky: 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.

If you are looking for the best world whisky tasting experience or looking for a great whisky tasting kit, look no further!

The highlights of our world whisky tasting experience include:

    • A curated tour of the best tasting whiskies we love. 
    • A whisky tasting booklet guide for your experience including an overview of each Cognac, how to taste, and tasting notes. 
    • Self guided experience using included booklet, or optional live expert led private 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 whisky lovers or a gift for the holidays!
    • Food pairing options to compliment the whisky tasting kit. 
    • Optional crystal Glencairn whisky 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).*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.

 

Whisky / Whiskey Tasting Options

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

Additional Upgrades

Select if you would like to include a crystal Glencairn whisky 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.

Whisky Tasting Kit Canada Details

Whisky Sample Pack

Gibson’s Finest Venerable 18 Year Old Whisky 

If you are looking for the best mini whiskey bottles in Canada, look no further! Gibson’s Finest Venerable 18 Year Old is an elegant and sophisticated blend of rare 18 Year Old Canadian Whiskies. This whisky holds our distinction as the highest ranked Canadian whisky.

Accolades

  • World Whiskies Awards 2020 Candian Blended Category Winner

Whisky Sampler Canada Tasting Notes

Colour
  • Deep amber colour.
Nose 
  • Scents of pine sawdust.
  • Loads of oak.
  • Sweet fragrances of vanilla, toffee, and caramel. 
  • Rich yet dry, with lots of spicy rye, fruity rye and dusty rye.
  • A generic sweet rye fruitiness with a contrasting whiff of green wood.
 Palate
  • The first sip is rich in caramel, toffee, vanilla, and fresh sweet corn until spicy oak and hints of pepper turn quite hot on the tongue. 
  • Rich and oaky. 
  • The initial flurry of cedar and fresh sawdust resolves into a fragrant base for a whole range of rich and flavourful delicacies.
Finish
  • Medium finish. 
  • Hot and spicy with fading pepper and zesty bitter lemon. 
  • Loads of wood and rye spices, then some sweet fruitiness towards the end.

Specs

Bottle Size 30ml or 60ml
Alcohol/Vol 40%
Geography Ontario, Canada

Redbreast 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey

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.

Accolades

  • Worldwide Whiskey Trophy 2019 at International Wine & Spirit Competition

Whiskey Sampler Box Tasting Notes

Colour
  • Deep copper.
Nose 
  • Nutty and slightly malty. 
  • Spicy, with pepper and a little black licorice. 
  • Hints of light berries and milk chocolate.
  • A touch of solvent smell.
 Palate
  • Up-front hit of brown sugar, vanilla, flat cola, and honey.
  • Light fruits with tart citrus appearing. 
  • Mouthfeel is very oily and juicy making it very distinctive.
  • A touch of bitterness at the end.
Finish
  • Moderately long, with persistent spice.
  • Flat cola returns.  
  • Bitterness persists, encouraging you to take another sip. 

Specs

Bottle Size 30ml or 60ml
Alcohol/Vol 40%
Geography Ireland
redbreast 12 year old irish whisky
yoichi single malt japanese whisky

Yoichi Single Malt Whisky

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. 

Accolades

  • World Whiskies Awards 2016 Gold Medal

Whiskey Sampler Box Tasting Notes

Colour
  • Pours vibrant gold. 
Nose 
  • Pronounced and expressive with toffee apples, tangy citrus peels and oily/earthy peat smoke. 
  • Wet soils and greenery (herbs, leaves and mosses) and joined by sweet orange juice and slight nuttiness.
  • An intense combination of salty coastal smoke and seaweed with elements of further inland – woody, earthy and vegetal. 
  • Dry fires meet wet fires. 
  • Adding a few drops of water heightens sweetness and introduces the aroma of orange peels. 
 Palate
  • Slightly oily and starting with lemons, salty water and barley.
  • Peating is gentle, but pervasive across the whole mouth.
  • Mineral and nicely balanced with the fruitier elements. 
  • In the mid-palate, earthiness once more – soils, mosses and some well-defined maltiness. 
  • Sourness is delivered by grapefruit and sits alongside some cask influence – ginger and leather.
  • A few drops of water adds some juiciness to the fruits, a touch more sugar and really emphasises the minerality of the smoke.
Finish
  • Medium, with tangy citrus and some salinity in the tail.

Specs

Bottle Size 30ml or 60ml
Alcohol/Vol 45.6%
Geography Japan, Yoichi

Knob Creek 9 Year Old Bourbon

Aged in charred white oak barrels, this bourbon has an unmistakable richness and signature sweetness. Knob Creek aims to recapture a pre-prohibition style bourbon, with more time spent in the barrel, and bottled at a higher proof. This bourbon is named for the creek that ran behind Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home in Kentucky.

Accolades

  • Master Bourbon 2014 – The World Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
  • 2nd Place – Best Bourbon Whiskey – 2015 International Whisky Competition

Mini Whiskey Bottles Set Tasting Notes

Colour
  • Copper
Nose 
  • Intense aromas of vanilla, clove, cinnamon, and caramel corn.
 Palate
  • Rich, smooth, and satisfying with notes of toffee, orange zest, and baking spices.
Finish
  • Long with cinnamon and brown butter.

Specs

Bottle Size 30ml or 60ml
Alcohol/Vol 50%
Geography USA, Kentucky
knob creek 9 year old bourbon
macallan 12 year old double cask scotch whisky

Macallan 12 Year Old Double Cask

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. 

Accolades 

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

Whiskey Tasting Gift Set Notes

Colour
  • Harvest sun. 
Nose 
  • Creamy butterscotch with a hint of toffee apple, candied orange, vanilla custard and newly felled oak.
 Palate
  • Deliciously honeyed, wood spices and citrus, balanced with raisins and caramel.
Finish
  • Oak lingers, warm, sweet and drying.

Specs

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

Amrut Fusion 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. 

Accolades

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

Whiskey Tasting Gift Experience Notes

Colour
  • Golden amber.
Nose 
  • Light and lemony, with elements of a Lowlander.
  • Some green apple, green banana, and green papaya. 
  • Mossy, with green honeysuckle. 
 Palate
  • Silky texture, but not heavily bodied. 
  • Bright, acidic notes up front of apple, lemon, club soda, with some light smoke. 
  • After a marginal tongue burn, deeper flavors of smoked almonds, caramel and butterscotch, banana trifle, malty cereal grains, and bakery sweets emerge.
Finish
  • Medium-long, with some nice light brown sugar, light oak, and malt. 
  • Lingering wafts of smoke, and more nuttiness. 

Specs

Bottle Size 30ml or 60ml
Alcohol/Vol 50%
Geography India

Self Guided Or Live Cognac Tasting Options

whisky tasitng guide

Whisky Sampler Box Tasting Booklet For Self Guided Experience

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

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

Additional Whisky Tasting Kit Upgrades

Glencairn Gift Set 

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

Benefits of the Glencairn Whiskey Glass Gift Set

  • The tapering mouth of the Glencairn whiskey 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 whisky’s 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 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 Whisky Sampler Gift Set

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

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

How To Enjoy

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

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.

beef-jerky

Nobel Vegan Jerky – Original For Whiskey 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 whiskey!

Features:

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

How To Enjoy Vegan Jerky And Whiskey Sampler Set

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

A whiskey tasting 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. Whiskey 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

Whiskey Tasting Kit Delivery Available Across Ontario

We offer 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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