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Taster’s Club Subscription Box Review – December 2016

Lindsey Morse
ByLindsey MorseDec 15, 2016 | 4 comments

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Taster's Club Whiskey of the Month Club
1 overall rating
1 Ratings | 1 Reviews

Taster’s Club is a subscription that sends a new bottle of “must have” liquor to your door every month. When you sign up for a subscription, you decide what kind of alcohol you’d like to receive.

The following clubs are available: Whisky, Bourbon, Scotch, Scotch Pro, Rum, Tequila, and Tequila Pro. 

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This review is of the Scotch Club, $79 a month, box.

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The Subscription Box: Taster’s Club

The Cost: $79 per month + shipping for the Scotch Club (Shipping to DC was an additional $15.) Note that the price differs between clubs.

The Products: A different bottle of liquor every month. (My shipments feature Scotch because I joined the “Scotch Club.”)

A note about shipping: Taster’s Club does not list the US states to which they ship on their website. Most alcohol subscription companies are unable to ship to all 50 states due to alcohol shipping restrictions, so I’m uncertain whether Taster’s Club is able to ship nationwide or not.

Check out all of our Taster’s Club reviews and other boozy boxes in the Alcohol Subscription Box Directory!

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Taster’s Club shipments are accompanied by supplemental information that’s sent out via email. I usually receive it within a few days of my monthly shipment.

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Wolfburn Aurora – Value $50.16

Wolfburn is mainland Scotland’s northernmost distillery, and it’s brand new— its first single malt was released in March of this year! (The Aurora was released in late 2016.)

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This whisky was aged in a combination of casks: 40% was aged in second-fill quarter casks, 40% in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, and 20% in first-fill Oloroso Sherry hogsheads.

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I think it’s exciting that Taster’s Club decided to include a product from a brand new distillery!

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Wolfburn’s Aurora is fairly light in color, and it has a nutty, sweet aroma. The taste is a little raisiny and a little smoky, but I’m sorry to say that I’m not really a big fan. For me, this whisky is a little thin and one-note. To be fair, this is a very young whisky, so it’s not appropriate to expect the same dynamic, full-bodied taste that’s common in older whisky. Still, I wouldn’t seek it out again, and I’ll probably use this bottle in cocktails or cooking. I’m glad that I got to try a release from a brand new distillery, but I think I’ll wait a few years to give the producer some time to release older offerings before seeking out whisky from Wolfburn again.

Verdict: Taster’s Club has been focused on new and lesser-known distilleries lately, which I’ve enjoyed. Even though I didn’t love this particular bottle, I still enjoyed giving it a try. I’ve been subscribing to Taster’s Club for quite awhile now, and I do have to point out that this is not a high value (or even a break even) subscription. That said, I do think it’s a fun way to discover new whiskies, and I think it would be a welcome gift for a whisky-loving friend.

What do you think of Taster’s Club?

"The Taster’s Club Team have worked hard to curate a list of 'must have', whiskeys, focusing on fabulous Scotch Whiskeys and Bourbons. Each month, you can expect a new 750ml bottle of fantastic whiskey at your door that you wont forget. Part of what makes our clubs great is the surprise of getting a... read more.
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.

Lindsey Morse
Lindsey Morse
Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.
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4 comments

Missy

Wish u would do a review of the Tequila offerings they have. I’d really enjoy that instead of just the darks. Thanks!

Lindsey

Thanks for the feedback, Missy! I’ll try mixing things up in the new year. 🙂

Missy

Thanks! I certainly appreciate your response and look forward to it!👏🏻👏🏻😊

Tat

Cooking with scotch! Why didn’t I think of that? Had scotch in my oatmeal in SCotland once. It did not improve the oatmeal…

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