How do you like the idea of whiskies being sent straight to your doorstep every single month?
Subscription services have gone beyond just newspapers and magazines. These days, you can find things like clothes, beauty products, baking products and wines using this business model. Whisky Butler started an online tasting club, or a whisky subscription service, earlier this year and so far, it has gained a pretty solid following.
And why not? Its founder, Benjamin Tan, makes an effort to curate very good whiskies. Some, like the Glenfiddich Gallery 1991 23 Year Old Refill Hogshead and the Bowmore 24 Year Old 1991 (Cask #616) by Càrn Mòr are pretty special and rare.
In essence, you’ll get 4x20ml of quality whiskies. The four sample bottles come in a nice box, along with tasting notes to guide you along the way. All this for $88 (for their basic pay-as-you-go package), which includes delivery. Not a bad deal at all.
For the month of August, Benjamin has curated four peaty expressions. What’s noteworthy is that only one of the expressions is from Islay. So, it’ll be interesting to see how peat is interpreted in Speyside (Benriach 17), Cambeltown (Springbank 18) and Goa, India (Paul John Bold).
In fact, Whisky Butler members will be made to put their nose and palate to the test, as the sample bottles will be unlabeled. If they managed to match the samples to the correct distillery, they’ll stand to win a bottle of Glenfarclas 25 Year Old.
This is Whisky Butler’s first “Taste and Match” box contest and if you want to join in the fun, sign up via their website, here.
The Taste and Match contest details can be found here.