You want to know something that’s really cool about whisky? It’s not just a drink. By which we mean there’s more to the spirit than the liquid inside the bottle or glass. Not that it’s also a food or something. You can’t eat it. Don’t try.
What we’re saying is that you can explore the world with just a drop of whisky. Because it doesn’t matter who you are, or where you are, anytime you want to transport yourself all you have to do is pour yourself a dram.
Take our Regions of Scotland Tasting Set, each dram contains liquid which showcases the whisky region it was made in, from the peaty, smoky Islay; to the honeyed, often sherried Speyside. Taste your way through that range and you’re basically on a road trip (with the occasional ferry ride) through Scotland.
You can compare and contrast those drams with the ones you’ll find in our Bourbon and Japanese Whisky Tasting Sets as well as our Whisky and Irish Whiskey Collection sets. You may begin to notice differences created by production technique, climate and culture and how these factors have led to the exciting variety in this unique category.
This is particularly wonderful right now given a lot of us are inside all the time. We've got to find our adventures elsewhere. And in much the same way a good book, film or sandwich can transport us, so too can a whisky that represents and evokes its home.
It’s exploration from the comfort of your couch. A round-the-world trip without having to change out of your PJs. A chance to travel in lockdown. And the best part? It all tastes really, really good.