Have you been searching for that “perfect gift” for your Secret Santa? I have, and after hours of searching for his gift, I stumbled onto something truly remarkable: a whisky tasting subscription box! It’s like the Christmas angels heard my cries and guided me to exactly where I needed to go. My Secret Santa (Henry, in case you’re curious) is a big Jack Daniels fan. He would be delighted to sample different whisky each month. Perfect!
7 Reasons Why a Whisky Tasting Subscription Box is the Best Christmas Gift
A whisky tasting subscription box isn’t just for whisky fanatics like Henry, though. It’s an excellent choice for anyone from a total newbie to the most seasoned connoisseur. Here are only a few reasons a whisky tasting subscription box is the best Christmas gift:
1. Thoughtful and Unique
A whisky tasting subscription box isn’t your average knitted scarf. The person you get this for will remember it long after the subscription ends (unless they renew it, of course). Whether a whisky enthusiast or a casual drinker, they will be impressed by your thoughtfulness and originality.
2. The Gift that Keeps on Giving
You choose how long the subscription lasts. I bought Henry the 1-month subscription and myself the 3-month subscription (for quality assurance, of course). There are different subscription options, making it a conveniently flexible gift. If you want your recipient to try it out, you can go with a 1-month subscription box. Want them to enjoy it a little longer? Go with the 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription.
3. Make Great Collectibles
Whisky is obviously great to drink. Still, many people refrain and collect it instead. Some do both. With a whisky tasting subscription box, you may encounter rare whiskies otherwise unavailable that you might just want to hold on to. The miniature bottles are great for collecting.
4. Enjoy with Friends (or get it for yourself)
Perhaps you could have a monthly meet up with a few of your friends to taste the new arrival?
Each monthly subscription box comes with multiple miniature bottles, perfect for a tasting session with your friends. Or, you can get it for yourself as a Christmas gift and enjoy your special treat, as I have (yes, I’ll admit it).
5. Offers Other Benefits
I’ll bet you a snifter of single malt that you didn’t know whisky had health benefits. When consumed in moderation (about 1-2 drinks per day for women and 2-3 for men), whisky has a list of additional health benefits. It’s hard to believe, but as long as you drink responsibly, alcohol can actually help with an assortment of health issues:
- Lowers risk of heart disease
- Reduces stress
- Lowers risk of dementia
- Helps fight cancer
- No fat, low carbs and sugar, and gluten-free
6. Variety of Whisky You Can’t Find at the Local Liquor Store
Al’s Liquor Store isn’t quite known for its world-class scotch, but a whisky tasting subscription box brings the finest and even the most inaccessible scotches to your doorstep.
7. Educational Whether Long-time Whisky Lover or Newbie
Even the long-time lover of whiskies will learn something from enjoying the variety of whisky you get from these subscription boxes. Each box includes guides that provide information about each whisky and help with the tasting process.
Where do I get it?
Whisky tasting subscription boxes are a relatively new concept, and I haven’t come across many, but I did discover the perfect one for Henry. Whisky Flavour Subscription Box has everything he (and I) need to start our whisky-tasting journey without taking up my whole Christmas bonus.
What’s in the box?
- Four original branded miniature bottles of whisky
- Chocolate and snacks (to pair with the whisky)
- Glencairn whisky glass
- Cork coasters
- Premium wooden reusable box
Henry won’t get his subscription box until December, however, mine will arrive any day now! Even though I’m not much of a whisky drinker, the thought of tasting and collecting rare whiskies piqued my interest. The collectible boxes are beautiful, and I plan on safely storing my collection in them. It’s absolutely worth it. After all, I’m pretty sure I saw Big Al’s “best brand” of whisky on sale last week at the department store.