Christmas Gift Guide 2022 | The Ultimate Whisky Gift Edit

As Christmas draws near, we are launching our annual festive gift guides to offer you some inspiration for those hard to buy for friends and family. Today our exclusive whisky themed Christmas gift guide goes live and we can’t wait to share some fab options with you!

Don’t forget to bookmark this page as we are updating all of our gift guides with more suggestions right the way through to the big day!

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1) Cotswolds Founder’s Choice Single Malt Whisky
Cotswolds Founder’s Cask is cask strength and aged exclusively in founder, Dan Szor’s favourite ‘STR’ casks: shaved, toasted and re-charred American Oak red wine barriques. These uniquely active casks were created by renowned whisky consultant, the late Dr. Jim Swan, and give a rich and intense maturation to the fruity new make spirit, offering strong notes of toffee, chocolate and red fruits, as well as a beautiful, deep colour. RRP: £69.95 for 70cl. ABV: Between 59.1% ABV. Available from: Cotswolds DistilleryMaster of MaltAmazon and The Whisky Exchange 
2) Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky
The award-winning Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky was launched in 2017 and is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. Rich and fruity, Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky is sippable with notes of honey, Seville orange marmalade and dark red fruits. Available in a beautiful gift box, it is the perfect gift for a whisky lover and is versatile. Delicious neat, mixed with ginger ale for a longer serve or as an excellent base for cocktail creation. RRP: £39 for 70cl. ABV: 46%. Available from: Sainsbury’sWaitroseOcadoMajesticThe Whisky ExchangeAmazon and Cotswolds Distillery
3) Kentucky Owl The Wiseman Bourbon
Kentucky Owl Bourbons are for those who appreciate high quality, attention to detail, craftsmanship, and authentic whiskey-making heritage. The latest Kentucky Owl expression, The Wiseman, is the perfect Christmas gift for whiskey lovers and the’ Wise Man’ in your life. Kentucky Owl The Wiseman is an artful balance of soft wheat and spicy high-rye that provides a smooth but complex bourbon designed to drink neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail. RRP: £60 for 70cl. ABV: 45.4%. Available from from: Master of MaltAmazon and The Whisky Exchange
4) Shanky’s Whip Irish Whiskey Liqueur
A smooth, black Whiskey liqueur based on a combination of Irish spirits and aged pot still whiskey, blended with the natural flavour of vanilla and infused caramel. The resulting spirit is black and smooth with a rich, whippy flavour dominated by spicy Irish Whiskey. It is delicious served on its own, mixed with cola or Guinness or in cocktails such as a cold brew. RRP: £24 for 70cl. ABV: 33%. Available from: Amazon and Master of Malt
5) The Gladstone Axe American Oak Whisky
A modern twist on classic Scotch created with the aim to demystify Scotch and encourage a broader audience to try whisky in cocktails and as a mixed drink. The American Oak is aged and finished in American Oak Bourbon barrels and blended from 14 different Highland and Islay Single Malt distilleries. RRP: from £29.95. Available from Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange
6) The Gladstone Axe The Black Axe Whisky
The Gladstone Axe whiskies were created in honour of William Gladstone, four-times Prime Minister during the reign of Queen Victoria. In 1860 he signed the Spirts Act which allowed the blending of Scotch Whisky for the first time, essentially creating the Scotch Whisky industry as we know it today. The Black Axe is blended from 14 different Highland and Islay Single Malt distilleries. A higher proportion of Islay malts to add just a touch of smoky character. RRP: from £29.95. Available from Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange
7) Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky
Rampur Double Cask Single Malt is a hand-crafted whisky matured in hand-selected American Bourbon barrels as well as European Oak Sherry casks chosen by Master Distiller, Anup Barik. Produced in India’s oldest distillery, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the combination of Rampur’s unique distilling and the double cask maturation process, sees this luxury single malt taking traditional Indian heritage and rooting it in contemporary culture. RRP: £60 for 70cl. ABV: 45%. Available from: AmazonMaster of MaltSelfridges and The Whisky Exchange

Don’t forget to bookmark this page as we are updating all of our gift guides with more suggestions right the way through to the big day!

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