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In box one, we will be exploring an under-the-radar cult single malt from Scotland and pitting it against two new world superstars. We'll be chatting about what is so special about Scottish Single Malts and why there is so much innovation happening right here in Australia and in other new world destinations.
These expertly selected Single Malt's are designed to introduce you to the region of Scotland and highlight classic award-winning distilleries. We'll take you through setting up your tasting environment and all the perks of your Whisky Loot subscription.
This month takes you to three essential distilleries that started it all. You'll taste whisky from the oldest distillery in Scotland, Ireland and the USA. You'll learn what goes into making a Single Malt, and why Bourbon is considered a Whisky.
The third chapter in your journey shows you the modern innovation of Whisky, from the Japanese distilleries unique processes to the unique history behind blends and why independent bottlers are so highly rated by experts.
As your confidence in tasting whisky rapidly increases, we up the ante with three unique cask varieties. You’ll learn how to pick up on the flavours that casks impart of the whisky, and understand some of the key terminologies to flex your whisky muscle.
It often comes as a surprise to people that Bourbon is part of the Whisky family. We're featuring three high-profile distilleries in the USA producing some fantastic drams. We'll take you through the rules around bourbon naming conventions, and explore different mash bills and fermentation processes.
We've come a long way in the past few months, and coming full circle back to Australia. Many people know about Tasmanian whisky, but that's not all Australia has to offer. We'll discuss what makes Australian whisky special, and some of the top producers and highly-rated under-the-radar distilleries to look out for.
You've made it to month 7, well done! Reap your reward with one of the worlds most sought after whiskies. We'll discuss what makes it popular, and see what all the hype is about. From there, we're onto an incredibly hard-to-find dram from a lonely distillery in the heart of Europe, and finish with a famous french oak finished dram.
Back on the educational bandwagon, we're diving deep into the raw ingredients. We now know that barley makes a single malt. This month we'll open your palette to single grains, rare African grains and small-batch concoctions.
An exploration into whisky is not complete without touching down for a visit to Islay. The region famous for smoky whiskies brings us some flavour profiles that you either love or hate. We'll be exploring three famous distilleries, all of which offer a huge diversity of peat flavours.
Some like it smoky, some like it smooth, most whisky aficionado's like it right out of the barrel. This month you'll be tasting whisky as they're meant to be tasted straight from the cask. Get ready for a high ABV, so get your glass of water prepared for these tastings.
Your whisky travels are not complete until we embark on some new world locations. We're visiting the far east, with countries like Taiwan, and India, which will give us a chance to explore how these innovative countries have left their mark on the world of whisky.
Well done! You've made it to the end of the first playlist in our series and now will get access to a higher and even more exclusive range of whiskies available to our subscribers. We finish with three exceptional whiskies, all aged to perfection and offering a distinctively different flavour profile. Enjoy!