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At Wild About Whisky we offer tutored whisky tasting, covering a wide variety of various whiskies from all over the world. Our tastings comprise 6 half tots placed on a tasting mat, with information on each respective whisky. Please take a look at our tasting menu, which you are welcome to download.

You are welcome to download any of our whisky tasting mats, or just click on the title:

  • Ageless
    Six Scotch single malts with no age statements. This is a growing trend, and doesn’t necessarily mean the quality is reduced, as these will show.
    Benromach Hermitage, Auchentoshan 3 Wood, Arran Amarone cask 50%, Glenfarclas 105 60%, Tullibardine 500 Sherry cask finish, Glenglassaugh Revival 46%
  • All in the Cask
    The cask a whisky is matured in contributes as much as 70% to the final aromas and flavours. These 6 whiskies are matured in various casks.
    Auchentoshan American Oak, Tullibardine 225 (Sauternes cask finish), Tullibardine 228 (Burgundy cask finish), Tullibardine 500 (Sherry cask finish), Arran Port Finish, Arran Amarone Finish
  • A Tour of Glenmorangie
    Six single malts from one of Scotland’s favourite distilleries, matured in a variety of casks.
    Original (Ex-bourbon cask), Lasanta 12 46% (sherry cask finish), Quinta Rubin 12 46% (port cask finish), Nectar d’Or 12 46% (Sauternes finish), 18 Year Old, Signet 46%
  • A Tour of Islay
    Islay is notorious for producing big, smoky, oily malts – love them or hate them! Enjoy one unpeated and 5 peated malts.
    Bunnahabhain 12 46.3%, Bowmore 12, Caol Ila 12, Laphroaig 10, Ardbeg 10 46%, Lagavulin 16
  • A Walk through the Glen
    ‘Glen’ means ‘valley’ in Scotland, and these are some fine examples from various whisky producing regions in Scotland.
    Glen Grant Major’s Reserve, Glenrothes Select Reserve, Glenmorangie Original, GlenDronach Original 12, Glenfiddich 15, Glenlivet 18
  • Coast to Coast
    Six Scotch single malts from various regions, with a range of styles from light and fruity to heavily peated (smoky).
    Glenrothes Select Reserve (Speyside), Arran 14 (Isle of Arran), Cu Bocan 46% (Central Highlands), Macallan Sienna (Speyside), Tamdhu 10 (Speyside), Smokehead (Islay)
  • Compass Box
    Exquisite blends of malt and grain from Compass Box, demonstrating what can be achieved with a minimalist approach.
    The Glasgow Blend, Oak Cross, Hedonism, Spice Tree 46%, Flaming Heart 48.9%, Peat Monster 46%
  • Corn Dogs and Peat Bogs
    Sample 2 bourbons, 2 Irish whiskies and 2 Scotch single malts (one lightly peated and one heavily peated), and choose your favourite style.
    Bulleit (bourbon) 45%, Woodford Reserve (premium bourbon), Black Bush (Irish blend), Jameson Gold (Irish blend), Tomatin 12 (Scotch single malt), Ardbeg 10  46% (peated Scotch)
  • Connoisseur’s Choice
    A range of styles of excellent Scotch single malts, aged in various casks across Scotland.
    Edradour 12, Tamdhu 10, Jura 16, GlenDronach Platinum 16 48%, Balvenie Doublewood 17, Ardbeg Corryvreckan 57.1%
  • Eastern Origins
    Some of the world’s best whisky is being produced in the far east. Sample 3 Nikkas from Japan and 3 Kavalans from Taiwan.
    Nikka Black Label, Nikka From the Barrel 51%, Nikka Yoichi, Kavalan King Car 46%, Kavalan Bourbon Cask 56.3%, Kavalan Sherry Cask 58.6%
  • Eighteens
    Six Scotch single malts, aged for 18 years in distilleries at various locations throughout Scotland.
    Tomatin 18 46%, Glenmorangie 18, GlenDronach Allardice 46%, Aberlour 18, Highland Park 18, Springbank 18 46%
  • Fifteens
    Six Scotch single malts aged for fifteen years in American oak ex-bourbon casks, Spanish oak ex-sherry casks, or French oak.
    Glenlivet 15, Dalwhinnie 15, Glenfiddich Distillery Edition 51%, GlenDronach Revival, Springbank 15 46%, Bowmore Darkest
  • First Over
    On the lighter side, 5 Scotch single malts, ending with an Atholl Brose whisky liqueur
    Glen Grant Major’s Reserve, Tullibardine Sovereign, Balvenie Doublewood 12, Auchentoshan American Oak, Aberlour 12, Atholl Brose (liqueur)
  • Irish Half Dozen
    Irish whisky tends to be lighter and sweeter than the Scotches, often due to extra distilling. These 4 blends and 2 malts are great examples.
    Bushmills’ Original (blend), Kilbeggan (blend), Tullamore Dew (blend), Clontarf (blend), Glendalough 7 (malt), The Irishman  (single malt)
  • Irish Premiums
    Some premium offerings from the Emerald Isle. Irish blends, pure potstill, a single grain and 2 single malts.
    Black Bush (blend), Greenspot (potstill), Glendalough 13 (single malt), Tullamore Dew 12 (blend), The Irishman Single Malt, Redbreast 12 (potstill)
  • Island Treasures
    Some of Scotlands best known malts are produced on the islands, lending them a maritime, peaty character.
    Arran 10, Springbank 10 46%, Highland Park 12, Jura Superstition, Talisker 10 45.8%, Smokehead
  • Islay Pilgrimage
    A peat-head’s dream! Some premium peaty beasties from the home of the big, oily malts.
    Bowmore 15, Double-Barrel Mortlach-Laphroaig 50%, Port Charlotte Scottish Barley 50%, Laphroaig Select, Kilchoman Machir Bay 46%, Ardbeg Uigeadail 54.2%
  • Keep Walking
    You’ve undoubtedly heard of the Johnnie Walker blends. Here’s your chance to compare 6 of them and see what all the hype is about!
    Red Label, Black label 12 y/o, Gold Label Reserve, Swing, Platinum Label 18y/o, Blue Label
  • Manager’s Choice
    Six not-so-readily available Scotch single malts to savour in your own quiet corner. Treat them with the respect they deserve!
    Balblair 1990, Balvenie 21 47.6%, Jura 21, Springbank 21 46%, Bruichladdich Black Art 49.2%, Ardbeg Uigeadail 54.2%
  • Medley of Malts
    Six single malts covering the northern and central Highlands, Campbeltown, Jura and Islay.
    Edradour 10, Dalmore Cigar Malt, Springbank 17, Bowmore Small Batch, Jura Prophecy, Tomatin Cask Strength
  • Mix it Up
    This illustrates the differences between whisky styles: a blend, a blended malt, a single grain, 2 unpeated single malts and a lightly peated single malt.
    Bell’s (Scotch blend), Bells’ Special Reserve (blended malt), Glendalough Double Barrel (Irish grain), Tomatin Legacy (single malt), GlenDronach 12 (single malt), Highland Park 12 (peated s/malt)
  • Six from Three
    Six excellent Scotch single malts from three distilleries, owned by two South Africans and a Scotsman.
    BenRiach Classic 12, BenRiach Classic 16, Glenglassaugh Revival 46%, Glenglassaugh Evolution 50%, GlenDronach Platinum 16, GlenDronach Allardice 18
  • Six Nations
    Six whiskies from six countries, of varying styles, from bourbon, through Irish blend, South African grain, to Asian single malts
    Wild Turkey (Bourbon – USA) 43.4%, Jameson Select (Irish blend), Balblair 2003 (Scotch single malt), Bain’s (single grain – RSA), Kavalan Single Malt (Taiwan), Nikka Miyagikyo (single malt – Japan)
  • Speyside Ramble
    A Scotch blended malt and 5 Scotch single malts from the Speyside region, home to around half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries.
    Monkey Shoulder, Glen Grant 10, Macallan Amber, Glenfiddich 14, Glenfarclas 12, Benromach 10
  • Sweet ‘n Peat
    Sample two sweet and two sweet and peaty malts from the iconic Bruichladdich distillery on Islay.
    Scottish Barley 46% (unpeated), Black Art 49.2% (unpeated), Port Charlotte 50% (peated), Octomore 6.1 57% (heavily peated)
  • The Jameson Family
    Six classic blends from Ireland’s largest distillery, Midleton in County Cork. Malt and grain matured in top quality casks from USA and Spain.
    Jameson’s, Jameson’s 12 Year Old, Jameson’s Select Reserve, Jameson’s Gold Reserve, Jameson’s 18 Year Old, Jameson’s Vintage Reserve
  • The Top Shelf
    Six of our best-rated, more exclusive premium malts. Some of these may not be around for much longer…
    Glenlivet Alpha 50%, Highland Park Dark Origins 46.8%, Bunnahabhain 25 46.3%, Glenmorangie Signet 46%, Glenrothes 1995, Kilchoman 2008 46%
  • The Wild Wild West
    Five premium bourbons and a Tennessee Sourmash Whiskey (Gentleman Jack). All made with corn as the main grain, and matured in virgin oak.
    Jim Beam Devil’s Cut 45%, Maker’s Mark 45%, Jack Daniel’s Gentlemen Jack, Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey 43.4%, Bulleit 45%
  • Top of the Irish
    Some excellent examples of top-notch Irish spirit. Two blends, and four Irish pure potstill whiskies – some of the best whiskey available today.
    Yellow Spot 12 46%, Tullamore Dew Phoenix 55%, Midleton Barry Crockett 46%, Redbreast Cask Strength 12 59.9%, Redbreast 15 46%, Redbreast 21 46%

And a great alternative to whisky tasting – a gin tasting featuring six of the best gins available:

  • A Touch of Juniper
    Six premium gins, three Scots, one English and two South African. Served with an array of garnishes & Fitch & Leedes tonic.
    The Botanist, Sipsmith, Caorunn, Hendricks, Cruxland, Wilderer