How to Enjoy Single Malt Whisky to the Fullest

Buying whisky should be not only enjoyable, but also easy, especially when you purchase it online. The items listed in most online shops come from private sellers who offer their whisky for sale and set their own asking prices.

When you buy whisky online, the greatest perk is that you can find more easily bottles that are difficult to locate elsewhere. As a whisky lover, you will surely be delighted to browse lists of collectable or rare bottles, but most sites also sell any whisky you can think of, from complex 45 year old whiskies to the odd bottle that is not part of a collection.

Typically, the items that you can see on the website are available for immediate purchase. Know, however, that there are commission rates that buyers, not just sellers, have to pay; 8% is one of the lowest fees of this type on the whisky market.

Delivery charges also apply; these will depend on the number, weight and size of the bottles you buy. However, there may be additional charges if you live in another country and choose to have your items shipped internationally. In this case, your location will also play a part in the final cost.

Caution

There are some basic things to keep in mind when ordering and/ or enjoying alcohol generally, not just whisky:

The person who accepts your delivery must be over the age of 18; similarly, someone who is 18 years old and over will have to sign for the delivery.

In order to prevent hypothermia, avoid drinking alcohol outside in cold weather, or before going to bed on cold nights. If you do, your heart, as well as your nervous and respiratory systems won’t be able to work normally.

Single malt Scotch whisky

Single malt whisky dates from at least the 15th century; then, like now, it is only made in Scotland from malted barley, water and yeast. As the name suggests, single malt whisky comes from a single distillery only, where it is made in two or three copper pot stills. 100% barley whisky came to fame outside of Scotland in the 1980s; until then, people used to drink mostly blended whisky.

There are different styles of whisky, each reflecting the part of Scotland they are coming from. Traditionally, you could drink either ‘Lowland’ whisky or ‘Highland’ whisky. Regardless of its precise origin, there are some similarities in the style and body of malt whisky: malt, vanilla, oak, nutmeg, dried fruit, smoke.

Customized bottles

You can also add a personalized message or greeting to any whisky bottle. Pair a bottle-engraving service with a hard to find whisky, and your gift will certainly make a lasting impression. Engraved bottles are a great way to wish your dad a happy birthday, congratulate your friends on getting married, or telling your sibling he is the best brother in the world. Personalized gifts are always appreciated, and your recipient will want to keep the engraved bottle even after drinking the contents, as a souvenir.