Host a Whisky Tasting Like the Pros

May 09, 2019

Ever fancied hosting your own whisky tasting at home with a few of your whisky drinking friends? Easy, with a few must-have products from Angels' Share Glass.

We design and create unique handcrafted glass products for the Whisky industry and offer many of these items on our online store, including our award-winning whisky water dropper (which come in all shapes and sizes now), oak stave tasting and flight sets and also whisky tasting glassware. We are a one-stop shop for your home whisky tasting needs.

See below a simple guide to your next home tasting.

Whisky Tasting

  1. Select a theme, for example; a whisky from each of the five Scotch regions, three from the one region or whatever you have at home. Remember to order them from light, floral, fruity to full-bodied or peaty. If you have time read up a little on the distilleries and regions you are tasting to help inform your audience - this information is readily available on the internet.
  2. Invite your audience, tip: keep it small as you want there to be meaningful chat and not a rabble, as after a few drams voices do get louder.
  3. Set your table, using Glencairn tasting glasses, and why not one of our handcrafted oak stave flight trays and our water droppers to make you look and feel like a pro. Don't forget some nibbles to cleanse the pallet in between drams. Oatcakes work well.
  4. Pour and discuss, have fun and don't take it too seriously.

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