At Wild About Whisky we offer tutored tastings, covering a wide variety of various whiskies, craft gins, premium brandies, sipping rums and tequilas from all over the world. Our tastings comprise 6 half tots placed on a tasting mat, with information on each respective spirit. For our full menu, please click here.
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Six Scotch single malts with no age statements. This is a growing trend, and doesn’t necessarily mean the quality is compromised, as these will show.
- American Premiums
A unique selection of premium American bourbons and an American whiskey that has been finshed in a Napa valley wine barrel.
- Around The World
Six whiskies from six countries of varying styles: a bourbon, an Irish blend and three classic Asian single malts.
- A Tour of Glenmorangie
Six single malts from one of Scotland’s favourite distilleries, matured in a variety of cask types.
- A Tour of Islay
Islay is notorious for producing big, smoky, oily malts – love them or hate them! Enjoy two unpeated and four peated malts.
- A Tour of Taiwan
Established in 2005, Kavalan is Taiwan’s first whiskymaker. Kavalan takes the old name of Yilan county where the distillery is located in northeastern Taiwan.
- Blackjack (Twenty Ones)
Royals and aces, these are the aristocrats of the single malt culture. Six of some of the finest twenty one year olds available today.
- Butts, Barriques and Hogsheads
This is all about the maturing casks, where up to 70% of a flavour profile will originate, from the American Ozark mountains to the wooded forests of Europe.
- Compass Box
Canadian master blender John Glaser’s Compass Box is renowned for producing crafted Scotch under his maverick tutelage.
- Connoisseur’s Selection
While preference is subjective, certain whiskies will always impress, with these six being no exception.
- Corn Dogs and Peat Bogs
Sample 2 bourbons, 1 Tennessee whiskey and 2 Scotch single malts (one lightly peated and one heavily peated), and choose your favourite.
Sometimes regarded as the ideal age or pinnacle of whisky maturation in a cold climate, these are some of the finest 18 year olds available.
Six Scotch single malts aged for no less than fifteen years in American oak ex-bourbon casks, Spanish oak ex-sherry casks, or French oak.
- Goa to Glasgow
A rare chance of a head-to-head comparison of six single malts, three from Goa on the west coast of India and three classic Scotch malts.
- Highland Treasures
Some of Scotland’s best malts come from the highlands, which include the islands surrounding the country. They tend to be peaty, briny, and delicious!
- Ileach (“Ee-Lack”) – a Resident of Islay
Imagine a crofter’s cottage on the wind-swept, sea sprayed shore surrounded by nine whisky distilleries – this is what it means to be a resident of Islay… an Ileach.
- IRA (Irish Readily Available)
Irish whiskey tends to be lighter and sweeter than the Scotches, often due to extra distilling. These 6 Irish whiskies are great examples.
- Islands and Highlands
A diverse tasting of single malts across the length and breadth of Scotland.
- Islay Stars
Peated or unpeated, these are some of the Islay big boys, enjoyed either neat, straight from the cask or with a splash of water.
- 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!
- 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.
- Master Blender’s Art
Four Scotch blends, and 2 blended malts – Shackleton and Johnnie Walker Green Label.
- Orient Express
A delicious sampling of Japanese blended malts from the Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries, legendary malts from Taiwan’s Yilan province, and India’s maritime malts.
- Peaty Premiums
The West coast and islands’ aroma of peat-reek is a fundamental character that imbues many of the high-end whiskies from this region.
- Six Leaf Clover
This illustrates different Irish whiskey styles: a blend, a single grain, 2 single malts and 2 single pot-still.
- Speyside Specials
A Scotch blended malt and 5 Scotch single malts from the Speyside region, home to around half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries.
- Staff Favourites
Six Scotch single malts of various ages, chosen by our staff as some of their favourites.
- The Jameson Family
Five iconic blends and one pot still from Ireland’s largest distillery, Midleton in County Cork. Malt and grain matured in top quality casks from USA and Spain.
- The Lighter Side
5 broad spectrum Scottish single malts that are lighter on the palate, and a moreish salted caramel liqueur.
- The Wild Wild West
Four premium bourbons, a Tennessee sourmash whiskey (Gentleman Jack), and a liqueur. All made with corn as the main grain, and matured in virgin oak.
- Three Scots and Three Saffas Walk Into a Bar…
3 international award-winning whiskies from the Cape’s James Sedgewick Distillery in Wellington, pair off against 3 old-style Scotches.
- To Peat or Not to Peat
That is the question… will your palate profile enjoy the selection of three unpeated single malts or will you brave the wild smoky wonders?
- Toast to the Ghosts
Spend time learning about the anecdotal and whimsical ghost stories that swirl and inhabit many of the Scottish distilleries… believe them or not.
- Top Drawer
Six of our best rated, more exclusive top-shelf malts… some of these may not be around for much longer…
- Top of the Irish
From Wicklow to County Cork this is some of the best whiskey the Emerald Isle has to offer.
Six excellent examples of 12 year olds from various regions in Scotland – Lowlands, Highlands and Speyside.
Craft Gin Tastings:
- A Touch of Juniper
Many whisky distilleries produce top-quality gins, providing much needed revenue while waiting for their new make spirit to mature.
Gins have become extremely popular in recent years, with crafted flavours provided by various South African botanicals and the obligatory juniper berries.
A showcase of the styles, flavours and quality that South Africa has to offer in the world of gin.
A spectacular array of some beautifully crafted and creative gins. From Italy, the semi-desert Karoo and the Cape.
- Juniper Magic
Birmingham-based Whitley Neill is inspired by African botanicals, as are the Cape based Clemengold and the Cradle of Mankind’s Flowstone.
- Caribbean Cruise
From South and Central America, across the Caribbean, to the Philippines, sipping rums are deservedly trending due to their rich complex characters.
Brandy & Cognac Tastings:
- The Dark Side
From South African brandies to French Cognacs, this head-to-head tasting displays fruit-soaked flavour profiles from both these countries.
- The Darker Side
Exotic, rich, dark and mysterious, these sipping masterpieces will linger on your palate and dreams!
- The Agave Elites
This ancient spirit is so often misunderstood. Agave sweet, herbal, distinctly saline and spice driven, these exquisite tequilas will have you begging for more.
Mixed Spirit Tasting:
- Divining the Spirit
Use this tasting to compare 6 different trending spirits created in six different countries, comprising 2 white spirits and 4 barrel-aged spirits.