Best Whisky Subscription Services in Australia

Best Whisky Subscription Services in Australia
June 27, 2017 Jacob Osborn

Best Whisky Subscription Services in Australia

By in Drinks, Featured, Lifestyle on

If you love whisky and keep a healthy rotation of bottles going at home, then you more or less already belong to a whisky subscription service. You might be the sole member and curator of that particular service, but nevertheless you’re trying new expressions on a monthly basis which is really the idea behind the concept. Some of the best whisky subscription services in Australia (and worldwide) offer that same experience with a little more expertise at the helm and far less trips to the liquor store. Others bring a tasting event directly into your living room by sending you samples. Check out the best whisky subscription services in Australia and decide for yourself which is the one for you. Cheers!

This article is part of our Brews & Bottles Series.


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Whisky Box

The Whisky Box wants to help you discover what you like rather than tell you what you like. Sign up, choose a plan, and they’ll send you five 40ml samples of premium whisky with free delivery. Each box includes informative tasting notes and the service itself is totally hassle-free.

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The Whisky Club

There are hundreds of exceptional, critically acclaimed whiskies in Scotland and around the world that, sadly, you never even hear of in Australia, let alone have the chance to try. The Whisky Club exists to solve that problem. As Australia’s biggest whisky subscription service, their buying power makes them able to secure incredible single malts on an exclusive basis – members only.

Aside from their character, rarity and exclusivity, each whisky is selected first and foremost on the basis that it’s delicious. Joining is free and whisky prices are kept affordable, ranging between $95 to $125 plus postage, using an opt-out system, so you only pay for what you drink and can stay for as few or as many bottles as you like. They also provide a full education on each dram, with plenty of info on the distillery and the expression given with each delivery. Their Clubhouses include some of the top bars across Australia’s capital cities, where members receive 20% off whisky, and they host small group member ‘field trips’ and events to complete your full whisky experience.

The Whisky Club is for whisky lovers at all stages of their boozy journey, whether you’re curious to learn more about whisky as a whole, or are a seasoned traveller looking to venture into otherwise unchartered whisky territory, beyond the reach of the multinationals’ marketing dollars and mainstream liquor store shelves.

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The Australian branch of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society is different than most whisky subscription services because it’s really more like an exclusive club with a mail order department. Among the benefits you get by joining are invitations to tastings and other social events, access to premier venues, and the ability to try rare whiskies that were crafted just for the society. Also part of the package is the ability to order a “Malt of the Month” and have it sent to your door. Each one is a mega-rare, private stock Scotch whisky that usually sells out fast. Hence, joining the Scotch Malt Whisky Society is kind of like buying the privilege to buy whisky.

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The Whisky Order

Similar to the aforementioned Whisky Box, The Whisky Order leaves most of the power in your hands. That means sending you whisky samples instead of full bottles. Host a little mini-tasting in the comfort of your own home, find the whisky you love, and move forward accordingly. Signing up and canceling are both a breeze.

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Whisky Loot

Whisky Loot sources rare and interesting malts and packages them up into neat 60mL bottles, delivered to your door. Each month sees three new drams on your doorstep with tasting notes and heaps of info on each drop. This is one of the best ways to try a selection of whiskies you probably otherwise wouldn’t be able to, as well as broaden your drinking horizons with different expression, tailored to your tastes.

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Single Malt Whisky Club

And to close out our list of best Australian whisky services is a site based in Australia that’s not technically a subscription. The Single Malt Whisky Club is in fact a co-operative with the sole purpose of putting top-shelf whisky in your mouth at an affordable rate. Using a system where everyone chips in, the club buys in bulk so as to get the price down for each individual. They then send a bottle to your door and you’ve ideally shed some dollars off that premium price tag. For those who aren’t big on commitment, there’s also an adjoining online store that offers luxurious single malts for purchase at any time.

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This article is part of our Brews & Bottles Series.

 


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