Whether you are looking to treat yourself or to buy a gift for a loved one, we have selected the best whiskies for this season. All of them will have some unique flavours and notes that pair beautifully with the cold weather and all the food that surrounds Christmas time. Flavours might differ from fruitcake, to vanilla, apple and cinnamon. This gives you an insight to the best of the best for the most beautiful season of all.
This list has something for everyone and every pocket. From reasonably priced whiskies to the more extravagant of all, you will most definitely find the perfect one for you.
Woodford Reserve Masters Collection – New & Aged Cask Rye
This collection of rye whiskies package, the Woodford Reserve Masters Collection, serves as a perfect gift for anyone that loves whisky. One is aged in a new American cask while the other is aged in a refill bourbon cask.
The new casks has an interesting golden brown colour with notes of cinnamon and spiced apples. The aged casks rye has a lighter colour with notes of citrus and rye grain.
Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
The Glenfiddich 18 Year Old whisky is a full-bodied and robust single malt whisky. Although you would expect some strong flavours, it is quite soft and rounded.
As soon as you open the bottle, a sense of Christmas comes straight through. With notes of apple, orange, cinnamon and vanilla this whisky will pair beautifully with this season.
Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select
In 2012, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select was a much-expected whisky to be launched. Matured in the “Sinatra Barrels” and blended with the original Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whisky, it offers a spicy and smoky flavour. These barrels have cut grooves in its interior to allow the liquid to soak into a higher portion of the wood increasing its notes and flavour.
This is definitely a special gift, especially for the Jack Daniel lovers.
Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve
The name says it all – Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve. This whisky was made for Christmas and is back on the shelves to delight your season.
With strong notes of moist raisin fruitcake, brown sugar, orange, ginger and caramelised apples, it is the perfect drink to have this Christmas. With its special package, this makes for an incredible and selected gift.
Yamazaki 10 Year Old
For the last one, we could not leave behind our beloved Japanese whisky. The Yamazaki single malt whisky is aged in bourbon barrels for 10 years. For this reason, expect to find plenty of vanilla, caramel and spice notes which pair perfectly with Christmas.
This is a perfect introduction to the Japanese whiskies with a very competitive price. What better way to end our list?
Whisky for Christmas calls for the perfect toast. Whether you want to treat yourself or to buy a gift for someone, this list is perfect. Their notes and flavours will delight anyone who comes across them.