I get asked all the time what I would recommend as presents for whisky lovers so it felt fitting to knock together a quick list of the top 5 Christmas presents for whisky lovers so you all know!
1. Big Peat at Christmas Blended Whisky
A great festive blended whisky, Big Peat at Christmas Blended Whisky delivers exactly what it says on the bottle; the Christmas 2014 release of Douglas Laing’s blended malt. The composition includes whiskies from Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila and Port Ellen – big, peated and bottled at natural cask strength.
2. Angels' Share Glass
We all know and love the Glencairn Glass but are there other options? Absolutely. Are they interesting? Absolutely. Are they fun? Absolutely. Welcome, The Angels’ Share Whisky Glass and Dropper. The Angels’ Share Whisky Glass. As we all know, I’m always keen to try out new ways of enjoying my whisky and none have piqued my interest more in recent times than The Angels’ Share Whisky Glass and Dropper.
3. 101 Legendary Whiskies book
The latest in the series, titled 101 Legendary Whiskies You’re Dying to Try But (Possibly) Never Will goes beyond the accessible we are used to in both his previous releases in the series, namely 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die and 101 World Whiskies To Try Before You Die, into a world of mystery, excitement and near-unobtainable.
Now, as I flick through the book I can see a few that I recognise from top shelves in exclusive whisky bars around the world, some of which I’m fortunate to have tried. And some I would have to mortgage my house to afford a timeshare in the bottle, let along the whole thing.
4. GreatDrams Islay tasting pack
A great gift for the whisky lover in your life, or if you want to explore new tastes and flavours from what is arguably the mecca for whisky drinkers.
Our Islay Whisky Tasting Gift Set gives you the perfect opportunity to try some of the best wares these great and iconic distilleries have to offer.
5. GreatDrams Peaty whisky tasting tickets
Join Greg of GreatDrams a New Year tasting session that will include five drams packed with peaty power. Distilleries, brands and expressions are being kept under tight wraps at the minute but this is going to be fun, including at least two limited editions no longer on sale.
As with all GreatDrams tastings there will be an educational side too so you will hear how the process of whisky determines the peatiness and also how and why certain brands create their power.
Want one more?! FINE!
BONUS: Higham Whiskyboard
The Whiskyboard® is a social product made for Scotch whisky lovers.Beautifully crafted from solid oak, it features an engraved map of Scotland across its top surface. Within that map are place markings for a bottle from each whisky region to be laid. It’s about spending time with family and friends, sharing knowledge of the malts, listening, learning and exploring the story behind the dram in your hands. Enter exclusive discount code greatdrams10 for a 10% discount off your purchase!
There you have it, the top 5 Christmas presents for whisky lovers plus a bonus one, of course, from GreatDrams – what would you add to the list?