Unique whisky tasting of 12 very special whiskies in a beautiful gift box. Discover your favorite whisky and learn to distinguish the differences. Enjoy while you become an expert.
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This whisky tasting contains:
• 12 glass tubes of 25 ml whisky
• Booklet with illustrations and descriptions of the whiskies
• Luxury gift box
*Tasting glass not included
This Tasting Contains 12 tubes of the following Whiskies:
Indian whisky is conquering the world, and Amrut is the absolute frontrunner, stunning connoisseurs with their exquisite single malt whisky. The warm climate in India is perfectly suited for maturing whisky, of which the Amrut Fusion is an excellent example. The name is apt, because Amrut Fusion is made with barley grown in India, as well as peated barley from Scotland. This single malt is a clever combination of the best both countries have to offer.
Suntory is one of Japan’s largest producers of whisky, as they own several different distilleries. The Suntory Toki is one of their new modern releases, and is a blended whisky created from Suntory’s three distilleries: Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. It works great as an easy sipping whisky to spend an evening with, but the Suntory Toki also does really well in a highball – a popular combination of whisky and soda that has captured the imagination of Japan.
Knappogue Castle, 12 Y - Barolo Cask is an exceptional single malt made exclusively from malted barley. Triple distilled one batch at a time in traditional, onion-shaped copper pot stills, this expression is aged in bourbon oak casks for twelve years and finished on Barolo wine Casks. The delicate distillation process, along with the moist and temperate climate, yields the distinctive flavor of this remarkable Irish single malt.
Bain’s Cape Mountain Single Grain is one of the only whiskies made on the African continent. Produced at James Sedgwick Distillery in South Africa, Bain’s was first launched in 2009 and is made with 100% South African grain. It is the brainchild of Andy Watts, only the 6th master distiller since James Sedgwick was founded in 1886. Bain’s Cape Mountain Single Grain has floral, banana and toffee aromas with vanilla, cocoa butter and light spices on the palate.
Bulleit Bourbon is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey whose high-rye content and iconic frontier inspired bottle is a favourite among bartenders and mixologists across the world. When Tom Bulleit set out to make a bourbon unlike any other, he was inspired by a recipe created by his great-great grandfather Augustus Bulleit more than 175 years ago. Crafted using pure limestone-filtered water and charred American oak barrels for all of the colour and some of the flavour, Bulleit is especially high in rye content, giving it a bold, spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish.
Somewhere in the late nineties, a group of friends were sitting in a pub somewhere in Wales. They openly dreamt about building a Whisky distillery. And after a lot of effort, it was ready in 2004. After more than a hundred years Wales had a distillery; The Penderyn. They make Whisky of excellent quality on a small scale. The Legend has matured in bourbon barrels and gets a finish on Portuguese Madeira barrels. The end result is soft and spicy with lots of character.
Vink Triple Wood is a Dutch whisky founded by the people behind the innovative Kever Genever. Produced at distillery De Tweekoppige Phoenix, Vink Whisky has aged for three to seven years. It’s not a malt whisky. Barley is the dominant grain, but rye, corn and wheat is also used. Vink Whisky matured in a first-fill ex-bourbon casks, a refill bourbon cask that was previously used to mature Scotch whisky and a former Bordeaux red wine cask made from French oak. Not your average cask recipe.
From the moment its first whisky was released in 2008, Kavalan has been a major success. One of the highlights in the relatively young history of this Taiwanese distillery came in 2015, when one of its whiskies was awarded the title “World’s Best Single Malt Whisky.” Due to the warmer climate in Taiwan, Kavalan’s whisky matures at a different rate than it would in Scotland. A great example is the distillery’s flagship expression, Kavalan Single Malt. Sometimes ages simply doesn’t matter.
Armorik is a whisky produced in Brittany, a region in France that shares many cultural and linguistic similarities to Scotland and Ireland, but especially Wales. Produced at Warenghem distillery, the name Armorik refers to the old Roman province of Armorica, which once encompassed the Brittany peninsula. While Warenghem was founded in 1900, they’ve been producing whisky since 1994. The Armorik Sherry Cask has aged in old Oloroso sherry casks, and is a balanced and rich drink.
This whisky was first produced in 1951. The brand was known at the time as 'Black Label', but after the first batch was sampled by Jack Napier, it was changed to Black Velvet. The Whisky is known for its velvety smooth taste. Black Velvet has been producing the 'Reserve' since 1991; an 8-year-old Whisky made by mixing the Rye of both aged and non-aged corn after which the mixture matures for 8 years, giving it a nutty and spicy character.
For a long time, distilling spirits from grain was not allowed in Switzerland. When the ban was finally lifted in 1999, the beer brewers at Brauerei Locher set out to create the first Swiss single malt whisky ever – Säntis Malt was born. The distillery has picked up all kinds of awards since. Not surprisingly, the distillery/brewery is known for using old beer casks for maturation, like it does for its Sigel expression. The result is a wonderfully hoppy whisky that highlights the grains that are at the heart this single malt whisky.
"Why are there no whisky distilleries in Sweden?” is the sentence that inspired the idea for Swedish Whisky. In Sweden we find one of the purest waters in the world and during the long summer days the barley develops a unique sweetness; one of the cornerstones of Swedish Whisky. The Swedish oak grows slowly in the harsh climate which gives the whisky a harder taste than the American oak. The barrels are roasted heavily, giving the Whisky more character.
This Tasting Contains 12 tubes of the following Whiskies:
Introduced in 1909 and to this day bottled in the iconic square bottle that Alexander Walker had designed especially – even then plastered with the distinctive slanted label. Johnnie Walker has been the best-selling Scotch whisky for many, many decades. This Red Label is made from grain whisky and roughly 30 different Scotch malt whiskies. De single malts are balanced between de lighter whiskies from the Scottish east coast, and the rich and smoky malts from the west.
Back in 1909 the Black Label was still called “Extra Special Old Highland Whisky.” Even then it carried a black and gold label and customers called it “…the one with the black label.” Johnnie Walker Black Label gets its complexity from blending about 40 different malt and grain whiskies from Scotland, some of whisky are smoky. Speyside single malt Cardhu is at the heart of this whisky. Caol Ila from Islay is also represented. All single malts used for this blend are at least 12 years old, and together they combine to form a smooth whisky with rich flavors of malt and peat.
Double Black is made from Scotch single malt whisky from some of the leading Scotch distilleries. Every single malt matures in its own unique way, depending on the chosen cask, climate and location. It is the craft of the Master Blender to blend these malts into a cohesive whisky with a unique palette of flavors. Master Blender Jim Beveridge: “Double Black was created by building upon the existing Black Label, with enhanced smoky notes, and is aimed at drinkers that want to take their experience another step further.”
Early on the Walker family started buying distilleries. Especially distilleries in the Scottish Highlands were sought after. Owning distilleries made it possible to guarantee a constant supply of single malt whisky, in order to produce blends of the highest quality. The Highlands scenery is varied, from some of the highest mountains in Scotland to long stretching fields of heather. There’s a large variety of micro-climates. Every Highland single malt has its own character. This Green Label is a blend of 12 leading Scotch single malts from the Highlands, and all are aged for a minimum of 15 years.
At the foundation of this whisky, are the notes of Alexander Walker II for a blend that was supposed to be released in 1920 in honor of the 100th anniversary of Johnnie Walker. But the supply of the 15 Scotch single malt, needed for this blend wasn’t available, because of WW II.The same thing happened in the 1950s, when Alexander II's successor created the Extra Special Old Reserve, based on the notes in the notebook. Even then, the aftermath of WW II prevented greater distribution. A little while ago it was decided to finally release this exclusive blend, at the heart of which is Clynelish, a Scotch single malt from the far north of Scotland.
While searching the Highlands for the best distilleries, Johnnie Walker encountered de Cardhu distillery in Speyside, where they produce a silky-smooth whisky with a sweet and subtle smoky flavor profile. John made Cardhu Scotch single malt into one of the signature whiskies for his blends. Only a limited number of the best casks are used for the Platinum Label, 18 Y. It’s an intensely soft and subtly peated blended whisky, made from Scottish single malt and grain whiskies that have aged for at least 18 years.
Johnnie Walker’s flagship whisky! This blend of 16 of the rarest Scotch single malts is an homage to the art of blending, perfected by father John Walker and son Alexander. It is a very limited whisky, which is why every bottle has its own individual number. The whiskies have aged for an exceptional amount of time, often in former sherry casks. Rich malts from the iconic Isle of Islay are at the heart of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The result is a sublime, smoky and tasty whisky.
Inspired by the terrifying “White Walkers” from the popular HBO series Game of Thrones, whisky expert George Harper – together with Johnnie Walker’s master blenders – created a whisky that centered around to Freezing North from the series. Clynelish, a distillery from the Scottish Northern Highlands, is an important component of the blend. The “Striding Man” is outfitted with armor and weaponry inspired by the army of the Night King. Keep your bottle in the freezer, and “Winter is Here” will appear on the side of the bottle.
Caol Ila was almost completely demolished in 1969 to make room for a newer, more modern distillery, which opened in 1974. The Caol Ila spirit ages almost exclusively in refill casks. This 12-year old Scotch single malt features a powerful flavor profile. On the nose and palate, the complex, smoky character shines. This whisky is at the heart of all Johnnie Walker blends, but also comes highly recommended for whisky drinkers that prefer the iconic Scotch single malts of Islay.
Cardhu, one of the oldest distilleries in Speyside, was founded in 1811 by farmer John Cumming and his wife Helen. Like many of his contemporaries, Cumming started out as an illicit distiller. Sometime later Cardhu became one of the first officially licensed distilleries in 1823. Currently Cardhu is also known for being the spiritual home of Johnnie Walker. Cardhu produces a typical Speyside Scotch single malt whisky – beautifully balanced and composed.
In the north of Scotland, not far from the small town of Brora and coast of the North Sea, stands Clynelish distillery. It was built in 1968 and stands right next to the former Brora distillery – which closed in 1983, but was founded from 1819. Clynelish matures in bourbon casks and is mainly used for blended whiskies. This Scotch single malt is a signature component of Johnnie Walker, 18 Y Gold Label. Only a few percent of production is released as single malt: a robust Highland whisky with a subtle smokiness.
The distillery was once named Kinchie, but is known as Glenkinchie since 1837, and is situated not far from Edinburgh – resulting in the nickname “The Edinburgh Malt.” Whisky from the Lowland region is known for its light and floral character. After comprehensive testing, the Classic Malts distillers unanimously decided that 2 years of extra aging in American oak gives Glenkinchie a richer profile, without losing its essential Lowland character. This Scotch single malt is also used in many Johnnie Walker whiskies.