We have begun the ten-day countdown to Christmas, and that means last minute gift ideas are on everyone’s mind. A good bottle of scotch is a great addition to anyone’s home, as long as they are of legal drinking age and not a recovering alcoholic. In the case of the former or latter I recommend a case of root beer. Otherwise, a bottle of one of the below five bottles of scotch will be a well-appreciated gift.
Johnnie Walker Double Black ~$38
A blended whisky but one of the best when it comes to a smokey character. A snip at just under $40, this gift will become a pretty decent go-to whisky for its recipient.
Glenlivet 18 year Gift Set ~ $40
Glenlivet 12 year has off-dry malted barley and light toffee smells that greet your nose along with flowery fragrances of heather, rose petal and pine. Entry features sweet grain and candied apricot tastes. This set
GIFT SET INCLUDES: one (1) bottle of the 12 year Glenlivet, along with a (1) 50ml bottle of Glenlivet 15 and (1) 50ml bottle of Glenlivet 18.
Strathisla 12 year ~$50
One of the best value-for-money whiskies available, Strahisla 12 Year Old has a stunning palate accessible by any whisky drinker, but is still relatively unknown by novices.
Glenfarclas 12 year ~ $55
Glenfarclas Single Malt 12 Year is light gold in color. Full bodied, with some sherry, smoke and fruit. A bit drier than the 10 year-old. Full, firm and a trace of oil. Full and round, with malty notes and some peat and smoke. Long and smooth, with spice and sweetness on the finish.
Oban 14 year ~$68
If the recipient of this whisky is a fan of medicinal smokiness and you’re on a budget, this is a fantastic gift. Oban Single Malt 14 Year is an olive gold with rich sweetness and oranges, lemons and pears, with sea-salt and peaty smokiness. It is full, rich and mouth-filling with dried figs and honey-sweet spices. The finish is long with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.