The Ultimate Whisky Lovers Christmas Gift Guide 2023

Loch Lommond 30 year old whisky

With the festive season in full swing, we’ve got the best gift inspiration for the whisky lovers out there. From the top tipples to whisky related gifts, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to bookmark this page as we’ll be updating it right up until Christmas eve.

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12 year old tomatin whisky bottle

Tomatin – 12 Year Old single malt (70cl, 43% ABV, £48.50)

Nestled in the heart of the Highlands, Tomatin distillery is renowned for its portfolio of exquisite single malts. Behind this award-winning whisky, full of history and Scottish charm lies a loyal team, many with decades of experience, and a proud heritage that spans generations before them.

An award-winning flagship from Tomatin’s core range: a silky smooth single malt with a rich and fruity aroma. This remarkable 12 Year Old single malt is matured in a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-Spanish sherry and traditional Scotch whisky casks.

Initial aromas of wild heather, pine and cedar soon reveal sweeter notes of crème caramel with apples, pears and mango, before a full-bodied and buttery finish. The quality of this whisky was recognised at the world-renowned International Spirits Challenge receiving Gold in 2022 and 2021, and most recently, picking up Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2023.

Available at: https://tomatin.com/ and specialist whisky retailers.

Bottles of whisky opened for fireside drinks and evenings spent around the dinner table during the festive season deserve to be more special than other times of the year. To make the search for extra special bottles a bit easier, independent distiller Loch Lomond Group has selected some of its most rare and luxury bottles across its whisky brands perfect for this festive season. 

Loch Lommond 30 year old whisky

Loch Lomond 30 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, 70cl, ABV 47%, £600

This exceptional 30 Year Old scotch whisky was matured in Loch Lomond’s finest American Oak barrels and finished in Olorosso sherry, adding a layer of complexity to the finished product.

This whisky is made from unpeated spirit from Loch Lomond distillery’s unique straight neck stills, delivering a deep fruity character of kiwi, gooseberry and lime. If you are looking for an incredibly special bottle for your whisky lover, this is it.

Available from www.lochlomondwhiskies.com and other specialist retailers.

Glen Scotia the mermaid whisky

Glen Scotia has launched the first in a new five-part limited-edition annual series ‘The Icons of Campbeltown’, a celebration of the Campbeltown community and inspired by the iconic Campbeltown market cross, a historic meeting point for celebration and storytelling. 

Glen Scotia The Mermaid, is a 12 Year Old unpeated single malt (54.1% ABV, £90)

Each release will be based on icons which were intricately carved by unknown hands into the face of the medieval cross once found in the centre of the town, which dates from the 14th century. Saints, beasts, heroes and their foes are said to vividly capture tales of Campbeltown’s prevailing spirit, creativity, and history – much like the Glen Scotia story.  

The first release, The Mermaid, is a 12 Year Old unpeated single malt (54.1% ABV, £90). Aged in ex-bourbon barrels, the liquid was then transferred into Palo Cortado finishing casks for a further eight months.  

The result is a whisky with a sweet and nutty character interwoven with subtle maritime nuances, bracing Atlantic Sea breeze notes on the nose, and a signature Glen Scotia saltiness on the palate. This new limited edition has been released at cask strength and its natural colour without chill filtration.

The Mermaid is now available from the Glen Scotia website and select specialist retailers in the UK, Europe, USA, SA, Middle East, Singapore, Australia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Global Travel RetailInformation on the next Icons of Campbeltown release will be available in 2024.  

Mackmyra Brukswhisky 70cl. (ABV: 41.4%)

Mackmyra Whisky is made in one of the most sustainable distilleries in the world, named after the Swedish village and manor of Mackmyra, Valbo. This unique whisky is made in as modern, efficient and environmentally friendly way as possible and aged in ex-bourbon barrels. 
Nose: Softly fruity and spicy with toasted notes, concentrated vanilla, citrus, pear caramel, tropical fruits and honey. Fine mineral notes can be found such as anise, mint and ginger. 
Taste: Well-balanced and smooth. Vanilla, oak, pear caramel and tropical citrus fruits. Fine roasted notes are found together with spicy herbs, tobacco leaves and small hints of smoke, peat and juniper. 
Aftertaste: Long, fruity and spicy in fine interplay with roasted oak, citrus fruits and tobacco spices.

RRP: From £47 for 70cl. ABV: 41.4%. Available from: Master of MaltAmazon and Waitrose

Cotswolds single malt whisky

Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky (ABV: 46%)

The award-winning Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky was launched in 2017 and is the first whisky ever distilled in the Cotswolds. 100% locally grown, floor-malted barley and the whisky is matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels and reconditioned red wine casks.

RRP: £39 for 70cl. ABV: 46%. Available from: Cotswolds DistilleryWaitroseSainsbury’sOcadoMajestic WineThe Whisky Exchange and Laithwaites

Evan Williams Black Label Bourbon

Asmooth, easy to drink Bourbon named after Evan Williams who, in 1783, opened Kentucky’s first commercial distillery along the banks of the Ohio River. Today, Evan Williams is the second largest selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey in the world, distilled just a few streets away from the site where Evan himself built his distillery.

ABV: 43%. Available from: The Whisky ExchangeHouse of Malt and Milroy’s

Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky

Produced in India’s oldest distillery, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this super luxury premium whisky is distilled in traditional copper pot stills. The malt matures for two-thirds of its life in handpicked American Bourbon Barrels and a third in European Oak Sherry Casks and is then non-chill-filtered. 

RRP: £60.00. ABV: 45%. Available from: DrinkSupermarketThe Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt 

Ooshky droplet shaped whisky water ‘jug’

Ooshky is a droplet shaped whisky water ‘jug’ from an independent Scottish business. It gives you full control of the flow when adding water to your favourite malt whisky to open up the flavour, whether you like a splash or just a drop.

Covering the large hole fully and giving a little shake to get ‘just a drop’ or releasing slightly to pour a small amount. These are all handmade porcelain, setting them apart from your usual glassware and it comes in a gift box complete with an illustration of how to use it.

Ooshky® Whisky Water Jug – White Porcelain – £28ooshky.com 
      
Ooshky® Drinking Set – White porcelain, Scottish Oak & Glass – From £60ooshky.com.The gift set can be customised with a choice of glass and optional engraved text on the front of the display plinth.

 

whisky stones set

Whisky Stones and Glasses Set

If you are looking for a gift for the Whisky lover who has it all, then this is seriously impressive.

  • Whisky stones and glasses gift set: 8 whisky stones + 2 glasses + 2 coasters+1 clip+1 velvet bag+1 luxury wooden box.
  • Maintain the pure flavor: traditional ice cubes will melt when added to the whiskey, affecting the taste of the whiskey. The addition of whiskey stones can ensure that the taste of the whiskey is not spoiled. The cold whiskey tastes better.

Priced at £19.98 from Amazon.co.uk

Keep checking back for more exciting finds, right the way up until Christmas Eve!

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