A flight tasting is when a range of products within the same category are presented for purposes of comparison. It is a great way to learn about the differences (sometimes subtle, sometimes more obvious) between products. We have a huge range of incredible spirits and flight tastings can be tailored specifically to your needs, so please contact us and let us know exactly what you need. All of our flight tastings feature information about the products, including history and production methods, along with suggestions as to what you may taste. Below are some examples of flight tastings but please remember that this is not exhaustive.
COMPASS BOX FLIGHT
Quite simply, we are MASSIVE fans of Compass Box here at Smokin’ Aces. The way they go about making their products and the way in which they market them is truly unique and they have a host of awards to show for it. Great whiskies at very sensible prices.
PRICE PER PERSON: £22
Great King Street
Rated best blended whisky of the year 2012 by Whisky Advocate magazine.
Won Best Blended Malt Scotch 2015 at the San Francisco World Spirit Awards.
Won Best Blended Malt Scotch 2014 at the World Whiskies Awards.
UPDATE: Compass Box has recently fallen foul of some incredibly archaeic legislation regarding their honesty and transparency, by detailing the exact products which make up their blends. Whisky lovers, learn more and show your support here…
DOUGLAS LAING FLIGHT
Douglas Laing produces, amongst other excellent products, a range of blended scotches from several key areas in Scotland. This whisky flight is a great way to learn to tell your Speyside, from your HIghland, from your Islay. A great, well-rounded scotch tasting experience.
PRICE PER PERSON: £20
A delicious blend of Speyside whiskies, including Mortlach, Macallan and Glenrothes.
A Highland blend, including whiskies from Dalmore, Glen Garioch and Glengoyne.
A peaty (as the name suggests) blend from several distilleries in Islay, including Ardbeg.
BUFFALO TRACE FLIGHT
Buffalo Trace is the most award-winning distillery in the world and for very good reason. The quality of their range is absolutely astounding and we are lucky enough at Smokin’ Aces to have 2 bottles of their flagship bourbon, George T Stagg – incredibly rare stuff indeed!
PRICE PER PERSON: £22
Kentucky straight bourbon – so good they put their name on it. Complex but approachable.
A superb value single-barrel bourbon, which has won a raft of great awards.
A high-ABV, younger expression of the sought-after George T Stagg. Simply amazing.