The thing that makes whisky wonderful, aside from you know, how it tastes, is that it’s timeless. It’s been around since the 15th century. It’s timeless and never goes out of style. And let’s be honest nothing speaks “good-gifting” like a classic. An affordable masterpiece. Fortunately for you, the experts at Glen Scotia have done all the hard work and have delivered these masterpieces in their unique whisky gift sets collection for you to choose from and gift with ease.
Speaking of masterpieces; did you know that originally the term Aqua Vitae was the general term for all distilled spirits. It’s Latin for “Water of Life”. Well, that escalated quickly! Despite that whisky does have quite a few medicinal properties, this term is probably more philosophical in meaning than actual application.
Come to think of it, what better way to philosophize on life than while you apply exceptional whisky to your lips? Exactly.
The other great thing about whisky is that it’s for everyone (of legal drinking age, of course). You don’t have to be some bearded, manly, skirt-wearing, caber-tossing Scotsman to qualify for a dram.
This is why the range of whisky gift sets from Glen Scotia is so awesome; you’re very likely to find an appropriate setting for that special person in your life. So, let’s see what’s up for offer.
Here are a few interesting facts about single malt, double-cask whisky to inspire all your senses. Did you know that to qualify as a single malt, all such whisky must have been distilled at a single distillery and using a pot still distillation process?
Why is this important to know about Glen Scotia whiskies? Because it means that everything is done in-house. That means that during every step of the distillation, maturation, and bottling process their Master Distiller and other committed staff are personally involved in ensuring the quality of the whisky.
Like we said earlier; they do all the hard work and you get to reap the benefits.
Glen Scotia whisky is matured in the finest first-fill American Oak bourbon barrels. Oak is specifically used because of its unique physical and chemical nature. So, not only is it strong, liquid-tight, and durable, it’s also known as a “pure wood”.
This means that, unlike other wood, Oak does not have resin canals that can pass strong flavors into the whisky. Oh, yes. Did you know? That’s the main reason whisky is matured in most commonly; American Oak barrels, because of the beautiful flavors and colors that get passed into the whisky from the wood!
Oh, and those Pedro Ximenez sherry casks that they use for the final 12 months of the whisky’s maturation? You can thank those casks for the sweet, dark sherry flavors that bring a new level of uniqueness to Glen Scotia whisky.
And if you’re not yet convinced that this gift set might be worth its weight in whisky; you’ll be pleased to know that it’s triple-award winning. Really, who would turn their nose up at that?
The most important thing that needs to be known about these two single malt whiskies is that they are multiple-award-winning. International awards. Not, everyone got a participation medal on sports day awards.
Winning awards. And not from your Nan either. This tells us two things about the master craftsmen at Glen Scotia. They know what they’re doing, and the world knows it too.
And seriously, fifteen years to mature a whisky? It’s like raising a child from birth – you don’t just leave it in a dark corner and hope it turns out alright. You nurture that baby. You coddle it. You shape it and prepare it for its day in the sun!
And that nurturing isn’t a new-fangled idea. Glen Scotia whiskies are made by history. They stay true by still using traditional distilling methods; now slower and more careful, but the process remains the same. Why fix something that’s not broken?
If ever there was a way that you could taste history Glen Scotia’s 15-year-old single malt whiskies are it. And with two of their award-winning bottles in a gift set; this historic amuse-bouche can be a shared experience.
The only thing miniature about this gift set is the size of the bottles. But for the opportunity to experience three of their powerhouse whiskies in one go, Glen Scotia has added the very jewel in their crown; Victoriana.
Powerful and iconic, like its namesake, Victoriana whisky transports you to the Victorian Age, when Campbeltown was known to be the whisky capital of the world.
With a history of surviving hard knocks like the Great Depression, Prohibition, and misfortune, Glen Scotia Distillery has proven resilient and formidable. And you can taste it in their whiskies.
Victoriana single malt scotch whisky is history in “design to dram”, coupled with their 15-year-old scotch and their beloved single malt double cask, and packed with flavors like crème brûlée, caramelized fruits, and dark chocolate, it’s a no-brainer that it leaves you wanting more.
Any gift that leaves you wanting more is only bad in that there’s not enough of it!
The first thing that stands out with this gift set is variety. A clever idea from the good people at the Glen Scotia Distillery; a little collection of their 5 personally selected single malts from their Dunnage Warehouse, because if you can’t get to their Annual Dunnage Tasting Experience, then they’ll bring it to you!
The collection includes 5 x 25ml Glen Scotia Whiskies:
Glen Scotia Double Cask
Glen Scotia 1st Fill Bourbon 2015
Glen Scotia Refill/1st Fill bourbon 1999
Glen Scotia Refill Bourbon/1st Fill Oloroso 2002
Glen Scotia Refill Bourbon/1st Fill Ruby Port 2002
If the person you’re buying for is interested in a virtual tasting, on the inside lid of the gift set you will get a password and link to the tasting videos. A fun way to introduce someone to the wonderful world of whisky and how to appreciate and develop a taste for it. All from the comfort of your home.
The other great thing about this gift set is that once you’ve found the one you like most; you can get more of it from Glen Scotia, rather than splashing the cash on things you don’t know. Although with that said, you’ll probably find yourself wanting more of each anyway!
As if Glen Scotia hasn’t already proven themselves, superior distillers with an exceptional eye and taste for quality – it’s their knack for the finer details that set them apart from the rest.
If any one of your whisky gift set choices was a success (which we know it will be), and it’s left you wanting more – you can up your gifting game even further with the option of personalized whisky for your loved one.
The Double Cask, 15-year-old, and Victoriana whisky are each available in 70cl bottles and the option of having a personalized message engraved. Now you’ve turned your timeless gift into a keepsake.
And if you’re doubting that any one of the whisky gift sets collection is not enough, relax. You’ve outdone yourself. The person you’re giving it to is going to reap the reward of tastebud joy, fireplace warmth in their throats, and several health benefits while sipping away.
And you? You’ll gain the reputation of knowing how to give, and to live well.