Whisk(e)y Tasting Set
The Perfect Tasting Set for Whisk(e)y Exploration
When I developed my Scotch journal and whiskey tasting journal, I consumed a fair bit of "research" whisk(e)y in the process. Working on my Scotch map took me further down the rabbit hole. In my right hand was always one glass - the Glencairn Whisky glass, and I've decided to offer it as part of a tasting set that includes the following:
My Favorite Whisk(e)y Glass
The glass in this kit was designed by a Glaswegian glass family business expressly for tasting Scotch whisky. Its design has received accolades from big names in whisky, including Michael Jackson* and Her Majesty the Queen (RIP).** But I can tell you from my own experience that it works exceptionally well for whiskEy, too. Bourbon, rye, sour mash ... yes, even Canadian Whisky tastes pretty good in here.
The shape of the glass is pleasant to look at, but I find it holds just the right amount for a good tasting, and feels great in your hand. I am no physicist, but to me, the tapering top seems to collect and concentrate aroma, similar to the way a wine glass does. The glass is made in Germany at a renowned lead-free crystal factory.
A Set of Whisk(e)y Tasting Journals
The kit you receive will include two of my popular tasting journals: 33 Drams of Scotch and 33 Glasses of Whiskey (which works well for bourbon, rye, and other non-Scotch whiskies). The journals each have space to record 33 different whiskies, giving you space for a total of 66 whisk(e)y tasting experiences.
A Delightful Pen
The journals are accessorized with a bespoke, click-style, American-made Bic ballpoint pen that I am irrationally proud of.
I hate wrapping gifts, and believe in making products look their best without wrapping paper. To that end, I designed the box with whisk(e)y barrel-inspired imagery on both the exterior and interior of the box so it makes a great impression. When you first open the box, some tips on how to best taste whisk(e)y are also included, making this a great gift for whisk(e)y newbies, too.
* The famed whisky/beer writer, not the pop star.
** I just assume she hand-picked recipients of the Queen's Award of Innovation. It has her name on it, after all!