Really good whiskies and scotches have a certain something about them, a smoky-peaty-honey-orange peel-high pricetag kinda thing.

It is the pricetag that causes me no small amount of distress every December when I set out to buy Brian’s annual bottle of Hannukah distilled happiness: what if he doesn’t like it? And I don’t drink whisky, because it tastes like flambe├ęd leprechaun piss, so I’m forced to rely on the expertise of liquor store employees and the internet.

Enter Master of Malt, where you can buy 3cl samples of a wide variety of spirits as well as variety packs that allow you to taste a range of spirits from a certain region or distiller. I’m thinking of this staff picks scotch tasting set for Bri.