Welcome to our blog at [Insert your whiskey page here], where we share everything worth knowing about whiskey. Are you new to the world of whiskey and thinking of starting your own collection? Then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will guide you through the basic steps to start your own whiskey collection.
Step 1: Set Your Budget
Before you start buying bottles, it is important to set a budget. Whiskey can be an expensive hobby, but it doesn't have to be. By setting a budget, you can avoid impulse purchases and focus on quality over quantity.
Step 2: Choose Your Whiskey Style
There are many different types of whiskey out there, from Scotch and Irish to Bourbon and Rye. Consider which type you prefer as this will guide your future purchases.
Step 3: Explore
Read up on different brands, ages and types of whiskey. Blogs, reviews and books about whiskey can be good resources. The more you know, the better choice you will be able to make.
Step 4: Buy Basic Accessories
In addition to the bottles, you must also have the right accessories. This includes:
- Whiskey glass (eg Glencairn glass)
- A decanter for storage
- A pipette to add water if necessary
Step 5: Make Your First Purchase
Now is the time to buy your first bottle. Consider starting with something more affordable and widely recognized as a good "starter whiskey". This could be a Whiskey from The Macallan 18 Years Old Sherry Oak or a Local Barley from Springbank..
Step 6: Storage
Whiskey is a sensitive spirit that does not like light, especially not direct sunlight. Exposure to light can degrade the quality of your whiskey over time and even change its color. That is why it is important to store your bottles in a dark place. The ideal storage temperature is between 12 and 16 degrees Celsius. Be sure to find a suitable place in your home that meets these criteria to ensure your whiskey collection remains top quality.
Step 7: Enjoy and Learn
The last and most important part of starting a whiskey collection is enjoying the bottles you've collected and continuing to learn. Take part in tastings, visit distilleries and talk to other enthusiasts.
Starting a whiskey collection is an exciting journey into a world of taste and tradition. With the right approach and a little research, you can build an impressive collection that can be enjoyed for years to come. Good luck on your whiskey journey!