Scotchbox is a new subscription service, delivering whisky and gin samples every month to loyal fans around the country.
JUNO has two, three-month subscriptions to give away to two lucky readers.
Wellingtonian Gordon McBride’s passion for his favourite alcoholic drink sparked an idea for a business.
The self-confessed ‘whisky nerd’ set up Scotchbox, a subscription service delivering whisky and gin samples every month to loyal fans around the country.
When McBride was learning about his favourite drink, he found buying full-sized bottles expensive, and often, he was left with a large bottle he didn’t like.
He figured there was a gap in the market for keen spirit drinkers in New Zealand who wanted to broaden their tasting horizons.
Samples were the solution, and now he imports mostly Scottish whiskies directly from Europe. Whisky is made from only water, yeast, and barley.
“For three ingredients, and the environment you store it in and how long for, you get an amazing variety of flavour and intensity,” says McBride.
As part of the service, each month you get four 30ml samples of hand-picked whiskies, along with comprehensive tasting notes McBride writes. The boxes make a great gift for those hard-to-buy family and friends, he says.
There’s also a gin subscription service, and McBride says his offerings may expand in the future, depending on demand.
*There’s a special 10 per cent discount code for JUNO readers who purchase online. Just enter JUNO_10 at the checkout. The code expires 15 February 2019.