18 May 2024
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Your ultimate whisky Christmas guide 2017

Last Christmas we gave you a whisky Christmas guide and the very next day, well, hopefully, you read and enjoyed it… This year to help with your Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree we give another list full of gifts, recipes and songs so it won’t be a Silent Night.

Note – there is a more up-to-date 2021 Christmas gift guide here.

Hang these: Whisky Baubles

Whisky baubles
Standard baubles are fine but how many can you actually drink? These baubles from The Perfect Measure contain a 3cl measure of some of your favourite whiskies, pick from Nikka, Dalmore, Amrut and many more festive favourites.

Mix this: Irish Hazelnut Cream Cocktail

Mixing our favourite festive flavours with a whisky kick, this Irish Hazelnut Cream cocktail, is the perfect accompaniment to roasting chestnuts by the fire or fighting with relatives over charades.

Watch this: White Christmas

While there is more talk of buttermilk than bourbon, the suave sophistication of Bing Crosby and his penchant for Manhattans will have you crooning in no time.

Pull these: Personalised Whisky Christmas Crackers

Perfect as place settings and for pulling, these Whisky Christmas Crackers come personalised to you and contain a whisky flavoured sweet. The people at Twenty-Seven also took the time to silence the whisky naysayers with chocolate, gin and cocktail alternatives.

Sing along to this: Laphroaig Whisky Christmas Choir

Debuting in 2014, the Laphroaig Christmas Choir sing the opinions of whisky lovers and whisky loathers in the style of classic Christmas carols. Take inspiration from the choir and belt out your own opinions.

Drink these: Blair Bowman’s Christmas Drams

Whether you are looking for a dram for parties or a special gift, World Whisky Day Founder, Blair Bowman, has you covered. Here are his top picks for the festive season.

The Party Dram –  Benromach 10 

You can’t beat this classic sweet, fruity, rich, chewy, juicy and delicious dram. One of my absolute favourites.

The Gift – Bowmore Vault Edition 1

This limited release from Bowmore is surprisingly salty. With oodles of sea salt but balanced with fresh green fruits. A hint of smoke appears at the end. Quite unique!


5 Christmas gifts for whisky fans

With writing cards, visiting in-laws and spreading festive cheer all at the forefront of our minds, present buying can sometimes fall by the wayside. Give them the gift of whisky this year with these 5 last-minute gift ideas.

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