WHISKEY GIFT is a unique service and a great idea for a bespoke gift.
The Whiskey Gift brand, based in Cork City, aims to demystify Irish whiskey and let everyone enjoy it – no matter what their taste. Whiskey Gift recognises the old, and respected, tradition of whiskey and is now taking that tradition into the 21st century. The new website allows whiskey lovers to blend their very own drink by choosing from a number of exquisite flavour notes to mix their own 70 cl bottle, and to personalise the label. Treat yourself to a bottle of your own favourite flavours or gift your creation to a loved one and have the bottle posted directly to them.
Our Own Blended Whiskey on The Whiskey Trail
At the Whiskey Gift.com you are given the rare opportunity to create something special. Maybe you’ll discover a recipe that no one’s discovered before and make it uniquely your own!
You start off on the www.whiskeygift.com website with an interactive image of on empty bottle of Irish Whiskey. It is then your choice to fill this bottle with the components of your choice which I have printed below. The 70cl bottle is made up of 28 x 12.5 cl parts so this bottle will be unique as there are an unlimited amount of way you and design this blend. From a complex blend 28 different parts or keep it simple and choose 2, perhaps 50% Malt & 50% Grain. The choice is yours.
For our own blend I went for a combanation of Tripple Distilled Malt and Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Or what is sometimes reffered to as “Champagne Irish Whiskey” this blend is commonly used by Walsh Whiskey in their Writers Tears Blend. I tried to design this as something similar to Redbreast & Greenspot mixed into one whiskey.
Mature notes with a deep, smooth, vanilla body.
Virgin Oak Cask
Blended in a new oak barrel giving aromas of sawdust and oak chips. Vanilla finish.
Sweet and robust flavour. Corn, vanilla, maple syrup, and leathery finish.
Triple Distilled Malt
True depth of flavour with a sweet and sophisticated finish.
White Wine Chablis
Sweet and dry. Zesty citrus tastes combined with toasted oak.
Red Wine (French – wine type varies)
Aged in former wine barrels. Bright whiskey with a deep fruity finish.
Toasted and sugary. Smooth throughout.
Smooth vanilla, oak, and caramel taste.
Fresh and light. Nicely balanced taste profile vanilla and dried fruit.
Double Distilled Malt
Double distilled for a heavier feel. Barley and fruit aromas throughout with a dry and spicy finish.
Rich in complexity. Very sweet flavours throughout with soft peppery notes.
Straight bourbon whiskey. Taste of honey and leather with a soft spicy finish.
Each order is received at The Whiskey Lab, nestled next to Sober Lane Bar on O’Sullivan’s Quay, Cork, and mixed masterfully by hand. The label is personalised to the customer’s order and can be shipped to anywhere in Ireland, or internationally.