Frustrated by delivery restrictions on their favourite drams, young entrepreneurs are leading a new international whisky movement with the public launch of e-commerce website Whisky Gallery. The team sees their venture as a protest against the increasingly elitist nature of the whisky industry, in which prices have soared and exclusivity is cherished.
“It’s an exciting time for world whiskies, with distillers the world over experimenting and taking inspiration from their peers online.”
“As lovers of distinctive, craft whiskies, we don’t think access to the industry’s best should be limited to those with the money to source them,” said Liam Hiller, writer for Whisky Gallery blog and a world whisky enthusiast. “We’re starting small, but our eventual aim is to break down the last barrier to a truly international whisky community, ensuring no dram is out of bounds for our customers.”
Boasting some of the most competitive online prices, which range from $18 to $800, Whisky Gallery offers drams for aficionados on any budget. Founded on the belief that everyone should be able to have their favourite drams delivered straight to their door, the venture aims to make shopping for the best of world whiskies convenient and affordable.
In addition to an enormous selection of Scotch whiskies, Whisky Gallery hosts a varied selection of the world’s favourite whiskies, from Irish whiskey, American Bourbon and Japanese whisky. “Whisky Gallery offers whisky lovers the chance to sample international treats or stock up with a whisky for every occasion, no matter where they are in the world,” said Hiller.
Great whisky makers represented in the collection include Scottish distillers Aberlour, Macallan, Caol Ila, Bruichladdich and Lagavulin, and Japanese whisky masters Hakushu, Hibiki and Yamazaki. Consumers can get acquainted with the basics of whisky appreciation and learn about the top distillers at Whisky Gallery blog.