Do you love whisky but want to start a collection?
Building your special whisky collection offers some great perks. Many whisky collectors love sipping from their collections every day. This can be a great present for a loved one as well!
But how do you start a whisky collection?
Fortunately, there is plenty to collect. When you know what you’re looking for, it’s easy to find a collection that’s right for you.
Learn how to start a whisky collection with this easy guide.
Determine Your Budget
When deciding to start a whisky collection, the first step is to determine your budget. This means assessing your financial capacity and deciding how much you’re willing or able to put aside for this purpose. You must be realistic – don’t overextend yourself.
Budget accordingly, considering factors such as quality and types of whisky, price, and shipping costs. Start with smaller bottles if your budget does not allow large purchases, aiming to save up and build the collection.
Try to explore all the options available, such as buying discounted bottles, taking advantage of sales, and joining whisky clubs. These can all help keep costs to a minimum while allowing you to maximize the breadth of your collection.
Identify Whisky Styles You Prefer
If you are looking to start collecting whisky, one of the most important steps is to identify which whisky styles you prefer. This will involve some research and tasting of different whisky expressions. Once you have established which whisky style is your favorite, it’s best then to narrow down distilleries and regions.
Scotland, Ireland, and the United States each have their unique whisky production regions, and we should understand the features of each whisky type within those regions. It is also possible to collect bottles from other whisky-producing countries such as Japan, India, Canada, and Europe. This is a great way to build a diverse whisky collection!
Remember to be sure to sample whiskies of different ages and cask types to discover the qualities you appreciate. Don’t forget that there are women in whisky experts and producers out there who can offer great advice on building and maintaining a whisky collection. To protect your collection, it is best to do regular maintenance and store your whisky in a humidor.
Set Up Your Whisky Drinking Ritual
To set up a whisky-drinking ritual, select glasses that suit your whisky style. Choose from tulip, bucket, Glencairn, and rocks glasses. Ensure your glasses are of top quality and the right size.
Curate special bottles to be ambassadorial and “wow” guests while saving special bottles for that special evening. Pick the ideal dram and whisky according to the occasion. Enjoy discovering whisky and the various aromas, flavors, and sensations!
Start Your Whisky Collection Today
Starting your whisky collection can be a great way to enjoy a variety of fine Scotches and whiskeys. Invest in good quality bottles from a variety of distilleries, both new and old.
To enjoy your collection, you should sample each bottle, learn about its history, and try different whisky-based cocktails. With dedication and patience, you can create an impressive collection. Start your whisky collection today and experience a fine new hobby!
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