Please enable JS

Introduction to Scotch Whisky Kit

This kit is designed to accompany the tasting session in the Introduction to Scotch Whisky Course.

Lagavulin 8yr (S33)

Discover the distinct flavors of the islands of Scotland with a swill of Lagavulin 8 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.


Our limited edition 96 proof whisky has the intense, full-bodied flavor of charred, minty dark chocolate. The lingering tastes flow into a clean, long finish. Distilled in Lagavulin, Scotland on the coast of Islay, centuries of local distilling tradition are what make our malts so unique. Our aging process in oak casks gives our whisky the extraordinary and classic smoky flavor that demand to be served in a whisky nosing glass, neat or with a little water.

Carrying on a 200-year-old tradition of distilling excellence, the Lagavulin distillery is said to be one of the oldest distilleries on Islay. Founded in 1816 by farmer John Johnston and later led by Peter Mackies in 1887, the name Lagavulin was to become the last word on the delicacy of Islay malts. Miles and miles of peat bog in the west of the island provide the raw material which imbues the barley with our iconic smoky flavor, and the rich peaty water that runs from the Solan Lochs into the distillery makes the flavors so unique. It takes time, but patience is our finest virtue and rushing good whisky is just not how we take care of things in Islay.

Springbank 10yr Single Malt (S40)

Springbank is the only distillery in Scotland to perform ALL of the production processes on site. From the selection of the barley to malting to distillation to bottling after dozens of years, it's all done here.


Campbeltown was once the Whisky producing capital of the world. But now only three distilleries are active in the town.

Glenmorangie 10yr (S41)

Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky originates in the Scottish Highlands where it is distilled in the tallest malt whisky stills in Scotland, expertly matured in the finest oak casks, only used twice. Featured in the EWA Certificate in Scotch Whisky Kit as an example of a whiskey made in a tall copper still.


Glenmorangie distillery, founded in 1843 is renowned as a pioneer in whisky making, uniting tradition with innovation.

Glenmorangie Original, Scotland's favorite Single Malt, is matured for 10 years in American White Oak ex-bourbon casks.

First released more than 175 years ago by the founders, the original Glenmorangie 10 year old was known for its mellow tones and delicacy of flavour.

To give Original a delicious, go-anywhere finesse, they make it in their giraffe-high stills, then age it 10 years in bourbon casks to absorb all manner of delectable flavours.

The result is a smooth whisky which welcomes you with a rush of citrus, then holds your attention with layers of luscious flavour, from orange to honey and creamy vanilla, with bursts of peach.

International Spirits Challenge 2015: Gold medal
San Francisco World Spirits 2015: Double Gold medal

Mortlach 16yr (S42)

Featured in the EWA Intro to Whisky Kit as an example of using a Worm Tub Condenser during the distillation process.


This single malt Scotch Whisky is inspired by the iconic and rewarding first bottling of the 16-year-old released in 1992. It has been matured in only Sherry casks to impart rich, fruity, and fragrant notes atop the beasty complexity synonymous with Mortlach.

Chivas Regal 18 Gold Signature (S43)

Created by Master Blender Colin Scott including over 20 single malts from around Scotland. Aroma of dried fruits, melted butter and dark chocolate. From the oldest continuously operating Highland distillery.


Created in 1997, Chivas 18 is a firm favorite among many whisky aficionados. Its complex and wide-ranging flavor profile has made it an iconic whisky blend, featuring no less than 85 flavor notes.

Velvety and luxurious on the palate, where further notes of dark chocolate are accentuated by floral tones and a mild, sweet smokiness. Warm and elegant finish, punctuated by both honey and oak. Remarkable flavours of sweet butterscotch, dark chocolate, zesty orange and much more are ready for you to discover with every sip of Chivas 18.

Tamdhu 12 yr (S44)

From Speyside and matured in ex-sherry casks for 12 years, this drink holds aromas of cinnamon rolls, orange candy, fresh oak, raisins & traces of mint. EWA Certificate in Scotch Whisky Kit as an example of Sherry cask maturation


The palate offers notes of banana, raspberry jam, malty biscuits & toasted oak, with cinnamon and dried fruit flavors that linger in the finish.

Silky texture that coats the mouth with banana, berry jam, malt biscuit and classic sherry oak depth.

Pleasantly long and balanced with ground spice, dried fruit and soft Scottish tablet – finally unveiling the merest wisp of peat smoke.

Ballantines Finest Blended Scotch Whisky (S45)

The biggest seller of Scotch in Europe and number 2 in the world.


Shackleton Blended Malt Whisky (S46)

The brand is most famous for being the whisky of choice of Sir Ernest Shackleton to accompany his 1907 expedition to the South Pole. The 25 cases of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt were made to order at a specific 47.3% abv strong enough to withstand freezing temperatures.


In 2007 several bottles of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt were found at Shackleton’s Antarctic base camp, and analysis found the whisky had been matured in American oak Sherry casks, and produced using Orkney peat in the malting process.

Auchentoshan American Oak (S47)

Triple distilled and matured solely in American bourbon casks. The result: a Lowland Single Malt Whisky with the sweet aromas of vanilla and coconut – along with the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.


Arran 10 yr (S48)

From Arran Island, with remarkable water from Loch na Davie. First released in 2006, this 10-year whisky is the flagship single malt from Arran located on the namesake island off the southwest coast of the mainland.


This youthful single malt is a blend predominantly aged in ex-bourbon barrels with a small amount of ex-sherry casks used.

The initial rush of rich vanilla sweetness gives way to a touch of cinnamon which adds a spicy edge to the soft and sweet texture. The classic Arran citrus notes have rounded with age and reveal new depths of character against a background of sweet oak.

Aberlour 12 yr (S49)

Aberlour Single Malt was born in the Speyside village of Aberlour, made with local spring water from the Ben Rinnes and barley now locally sourced from the fields of our distillery. Aberlour specialises in double cask maturation, with whiskies matured in Oloroso sherry and American oak casks that are then combined to impart depth, complexity and character.


The distillery uses four pot stills in its double distillation process to produce its new make spirit. With the pear shape, the pot and the conical neck have the classic design. With no constriction or reflux bowls in the neck and the lyne arm facing downwards you would expect a very strong and intense distillery character which you don't get. So this leads to how fast Aberlour distills its spirits, the gentle sweet and calm nature of this 12 shows what a very slow distillation process will create.