Experience Scotland in a glass, there’s a reason our famous Scottish Whisky tours is so world renowned. Whisky has been distilled here since the first memories of the olden times, and is still the country’s most famed export.
Whisky Tours in Scotland
Looking for a behind-the-scenes tour? Come experience the traditional Scottish distilleries and its sights, sounds and unmistakable aromas. Learn anew to appreciate the fragrant amber-hued spirit for its true craftsmanship. Visit distillery in Scotland is a fantastic option.
If guided whisky tours is your thing then join one of many tour companies on a jaunt around Scotland’s five whisky distilling regions. They offer not just exclusive tastings at historic distilleries and behind-the-scenes access but also many other activities true to the heart of Scotland.
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How to do a propper tasting?
No matter where you find yourself, at a distillery or in a small inn around a table with friends, Scottish whisky is one of the finer things in life. A true tasting experience is needed to completely unlock the single malts secrets.
Clean tulip-shaped nosing glasses is a must along with still water in a pitcher at room temperature. The tulip glass is used as it keeps the aromas, due to the bulbous bottom of the glass. Here are five steps to ensure an exquisite tasting experience:
To truly indulge in the flavour and aromas one measure of the Scotch Single Malt must be diluted with two parts still water. Do not use tap water or any other liquidizers as this will spoil the whisky. Bottled spring water will do you the best.
Examine the colour of the whisky by holding the glass up in a neutral background. Depending on the wood and the amount of time it was stored in the barrel, Scotch whisky can be dark ochre, amber or gold in colour.
By swirling your glass you can determine the approximate age of the whisky. The legs that run down the glass tell us whether it is old or younger. If there are a lot of legs and they appear to be thin, that means it is a younger malt. The opposite is true for older malts.
Put your nose right up to the glass and take three sharp and short sniffs. Do this repeatedly, pull the glass away and then bring it back right up to your nose. If you slightly open up your mouth as you inhale it will help you to really experience the bouquet.
Take a couple of small sips and then cut each one with half as much still spring water. Repeat this process while you breathe in and out, rolling the whisky over your tongue and around your mouth. Try and see if you can pick out any of the flavours you can remember from sniffing.