How we created the perfect Whisky Tastings for you
Our whisky tastings are carefully put together by the best whisky connoisseurs in our network, from enthusiastic whisky bloggers to true 'Keepers and Masters of the Quaich' themselves. We select on the basis of quality, taste and production process. Only the best whiskies are selected to be included in a Tasting Collection.
After the whiskies are selected, we make a tasting collection of whisky of which the balance is very important. After all, there are so many types of whisky! They differ in raw material, production process, barrel type and age but also where a whisky is made and matured has an influence on its taste. We compose the content for your whisky tasting based on quality but also on budget, so you can enjoy the best whisky and discover your favourite whisky within your budget.
The different whisky tastings
Because of this we offer different types of Whisky Tasting Collections, from luxury boxes of 6 or 12 different types of whisky to luxury wooden boxes of 6, 12 or even 24 different types of whisky! Order your Whisky Tasting Collections today and discover your favourite whisky among the very best types of whisky or give a whisky tasting as a gift!
Learn how to taste whisky
Learn to taste whisky with a whisky tasting from Tasting Collection, discover so much about tasting whisky:
- - Discover which whisky glasses are good for tasting
- - Discover how to taste
- - Discover how to smell
- - Discover the different types of whisky
- - Discover the influence of the ingredients of whisky
- - Discover the Influence of Whisky Production Method
- - Discover the Influence of Wooden Casks
- - But most of all: Discover your own taste!
This is actually a complete whisky course in a beautiful gift box, but without the tedium of a course and with all the fun things that a course lacks. And what could be more fun than a whisky tasting course?
Whisky tasting at home
All this with a whisky tasting which you can do at home, from your old chair, nice and cosy on the couch, completely dressed in Scottish kilt, or nice and cosy in your jogging trousers, tasting as you like! This is how you taste the most honestly, that bottle of wine you discovered on holiday and brought home a few bottles of? It tastes different when you drink it at home. That's why tasting at home is always the most honest. It's all about the taste, not the environment or the experience.
Appetizers and food with your whisky tasting
It's also great fun to have snacks with your whisky tasting, and this can be as simple or elaborate as you like. For example you can use water or white baguette (without toppings) to reset your palette between the whiskies, but you can also make very nice combinations, such as (Scottish) Salmon with whisky, chocolate & whisky, but even blue cheese with whisky. As you taste more whisky, you will discover many flavors in whisky and learn what is a good match with each other.
Whisky Tasting Glasses
The perfect whisky tasting glasses
There are many types of whisky glasses, but which one is the best for tasting? The most famous whisky glass is the Tumbler, the round glass with upright edges, but this is actually not good for tasting at all. In a Whisky Tumbler, you can not judge the colour very well, but more importantly, the scent and aromas evaporate too quickly, making it difficult to assess the scent and therefore the taste. We therefore always recommend a Glencairn glass, as this glass is specially designed to taste your whisky as well as possible. A lot of time and research went into this, resulting in the perfect whisky tasting glass!
Perfect for everyone from beginner to whisky expert!
We often get the question; Which whisky is good for a beginner? And that is one of the most difficult questions. Because tastes differ, and you don't know where to start? Then we recommend you to start with a nice world whisky set, this will give you many different styles of whisky and you will find out which whisky you like the most. Once you have discovered which type of whisky you like best, you can choose one of the other sets which go further in that direction. This way there is always enough to taste. Zo zeggen wij dan ook altijd, “De enige manier om whisky expert te worden is door zoveel mogelijk whisky’s te proeven.” De goedkoopste en snelste manier om dit te doen is met Tasting Collection. Want koop je volledige flessen, proef je heel weinig verschillende whisky’s in een jaar, maar drink je wel heel veel dezelfde. And as a wise whisky expert told us very early in our search. "Whisky is not something you should drink, whisky is something you should taste."