What’s better than taking home your new favorite bottle? NO SALES TAX! Thanks to The World is Fun (TWIF), our incredible beneficiary, the Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest Bottle Shop, presented by Celebrity Cruises offers you the lowest price available for your new favorite tastes featured in the Scotch and Irish Whiskey flights as well as the spirits featured in the Scotch Seminar and Signature Cocktail.
Overwhelmed by the plentitude of options and still not sure how to build and create your ultimate whiskey and scotch collection at Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest’s Bottle Shop? In the spirit of the famed Buzzfeed quizzes, we’ve come up with the bottle you must walk away with based on your astrological sign. We promise this is a foolproof plan 🙂
Personality Trait: Adventurous
Try the Jameson Gold Reserve.
Why: For one – it’s a totally bonus bottle, meaning even though we aren’t featuring it at the event, it is still sold sans sales tax in the Bottle Shop. What’s more adventurous than trusting your gut and buying a bottle without sampling it before hand. And, even better, the taste is a bit more adventurous than the OG Jameson. With it being a creative blend of 3 whiskeys, the flavor was destined to be complex and rewarding. Plus – it’s uniquely matured in virgin oak barrels which contribute a spicy taste.
Personality Trait: Reliable
Try the Aberlour 16 Year.
Why: You want a bottle that you don’t have to worry about. Like you, The Aberlour 16 Year is reliable. It’s a classic that has aged to perfection. With 16 years in it’s rearview mirror, it’s ready and willing to be the star of the show. Plus – how can your turn down a bottle that is described as golden nectar in perfect harmony. The answer is you can’t.
Personality Trait: Youthful
Try The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill
Why: First fill is a process in which the cask the whisky is being aged in is used for the first time. What is more youthful than doing something for the very first time? Bonus – the palate has a tropical mix of juicy pineapple and ripe banana with a refreshing edge of citrus, resulting in a just flat out delicious taste.
Personality Trait: Imaginative
Try the Jameson Caskmates
Why: Jameson Caskmates is an imaginative take on the OG whiskey. The result of a conversation between Jameson’s head distiller and the head brewer of Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery, Jameson Caskmates has been finished in stout-seasoned whiskey casks.While the original triple-distilled smoothness is very much intact, notes of cocoa, coffee and butterscotch confirm the stout influence. Whiskey + Beer = a match made in heaven.
Personality Trait: Creative
Try The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso
Why: The entire Nadurra range from The Glenlivet strives to create inventive and original whiskies. The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso is especially creative because it breaks away from the Scotland specific norm to mature the whisky in sherry oak casks from the Spanish region of Jerez. The sherry-soaked wood introduces the rich, sultry flavors of dried fruit and warm spice.
Personality Trait: Loyal
Try The Glenlivet Founders Reserve
Why: Like Virgos, The Glenlivet Founders Reserve is loyal to the one who started it all. Boasting the classic flavors of The Glenlivet bound up in a creamy, smooth texture, this expression is a classic malt with a contemporary twist – just as innovative as founder George Smith originally was. Plus – a whiskey that offers a palate with notes of oranges and pears, and hints of toffee apples and candy never hurts.
Personality Trait: Romantic
Try the Scapa Skiren
Why: When a Scotch is described as “handsomely honey’d,” how can it be anything less than romantic? Plus, it’s name comes from the Old Norse word for “glittering bright skies.” That is pretty flowery language. And if that doesn’t compel you – the palate that includes sparks of juicy pear and lemon peel and touches of oak develop further on, bringing some balancing spice should.
Personality Trait: Powerful
Try the Jameson Black Barrel
Why: The Jameson Black Barrel is just a bit more powerful than the typical Jameson. This is due to the process of the bourbon barrels undergoing an additional charring, resulting in the signature smoothness of Jameson Original, with enhanced spice, nutty notes, vanilla sweetness and sherry fruit.
Personality Trait: Straightforward
Try The Glenlivet 18 Year
Why: The Glenlivet 18 Year is plain and simple a great whisky. Best described as a gorgeous single malt that is complex, yet elegant and balanced. You know from the get-go that its going to be good Scotch.
Personality Trait: Practical
Try the Aberlour A’Bunadh
Why: A’bunadh, meaning “the original” in Gaelic, is made in homage to Aberlour’s founder, James Fleming, using only traditional methods without chill filtration or other modern processes. What’s more practical than pulling from the best to make better?
Personality Trait: Independent
Personality Trait: Wise
Try The Glenlivet Nadurra Peated Whiskey Cask
Why: The Nadurra Peated Whiskey Cask draws its inspiration from The Glenlivet’s historic whisky-making traditions in which peat smoke was used to dry the malted barley, lending a smoky flavor to the whisky. What’s more wise than taking the advice of your elders?