The Six Whiskies of Christmas…

Our recommendations for whisky gifts and what to drink this festive season: All available to buy in store. Pop in or email us to reserve your bottle(s).

The Beginner :: Glengoyne 12 :: £36
An easy drinker and very accessible. A great one as a gift for someone beginning in whisky who doesn’t want something too punchy, or as a bottle to share with people who aren’t generally big whisky drinkers.

Notes Of: Vanilla, Honeysuckle.

The Whisky Aficionado :: Gordon & MacPhail :: Caol Ila 13 Year Old Discovery Range :: £49.95
For someone who knows their whisky and likes something a little different. Bottler Gordon & MacPhail never fail to deliver interesting variations of well-known and loved whiskies. Impress the whisky-lover in your life with this.

Notes Of: Walnut, Black Pepper and Lightly Salted Smoke.

The Crafty Hipster :: The Cotswolds Single Malt :: £45
“I found it first!” But what do you buy a whisky-lover who drinks local, buys local, values independent brands and likes to think they’re the first person to discover something cool. We have the answer! An innovative whisky with one foot firmly in tradition, The Cotswolds has provenance, sustainability and craft all in one, and is also a damn fine whisky. Exclusively for them….and everyone else!

Notes Of: Honey, Apricot and Marzipan.

The Crowd Pleaser :: Whistle Pig – The Farm Stock Rye :: £75
Everyone will be reaching for a dram of this, even those who ‘don’t like’ whiskey. This is an Canadian rye whiskey and is sure to get people in the Christmas spirit. Sweet and luxurious, it will warm everyone up and keep the embers glowing! A perfect all-rounder.

Notes Of: Hazelnuts , Toffee, Salted caramel and Toffee.

The After Dinner Dram :: Glenglassaugh PX :: £56
Commit Christmas sacrilege and have whisky instead of brandy with the Christmas pudding. Also an excellent gift for the sherry monsters out there. This rich, Highland dram is from the same family as Glendronach and will work well for your after-dinner treat. Finished in Pedro Ximenéz casks, the sherry turns the liquid into extraordinary, syrupy dram. Something to savour by the fire and send people into a post-food slumber.

Notes Of: Currents, Cloves, Toffee apple, Bread and Butter pudding.

The World Traveller :: Starward Solera Cask :: £52
When they’ve been around the world and back again and you want something to remind them of their global travels. This fairly new Australian whisky company is making waves. Using Australian wine casks and with some great luminaries of the whisky world associated with their production methods, we’ll be hearing a lot from these guys over the years.

Notes Of: Toasted oak, Damsons and Milk chocolate.