If you know a whisky or scotch-lover who enjoys a good sip on a cosy winter eve as much as we do, you’ll want to consider these picks for every budget and taste. Read on for more inspiration on how these versatile, yet-classic spirits will be your best buy this holiday season.
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Balvenie 12 Year Old Doublewood Scotch Whiskey
This single malt is a smooth, balanced, but complex sip — perfectly enjoyed during festive occasions, at dinner or dessert. This spirit packs a nutty sweetness, cinnamon spice, a hint of sherry and bourbon (stemming from the Balvenie’s maturation in Spanish ex-Oloroso sherry casks and American Oak ex-bourbon barrels).
Glenfiddich Bourbon Barrel Reserve 14 Year Old Scotch Whiskey
Perfect for the colder months, the sophisticated Glenfiddich Bourbon Barrel Reserve is sophisticated and warming — having spent time in charred New American Oak barrels sourced from Louisville, Kentucky. Featuring notes of vanilla, brown sugar, as well as fresh pear and apple with a toasty finish — perfect for scotch and whiskey-lovers alike.
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Gibson's Finest Venerable 18 Year Old Canadian Whiskey
For lovers of Canadian whiskey — Gibson’s Finest Venerable is a nuanced and elegant blend of 18-year old whiskies, now offered in this limited edition bottle. It has limited availability in Ontario and Quebec so you’ll want to snag a bottle if you can find it.
Grant’s Triple Wood 12 Blended Scotch Whiskey
Grant’s Triple Wood 12 Blended Scotch Whisky is not only a great looking bottle to gift, but its sophistication carries through to its contents. Packed with warming notes of honey and spice, this spirit is perfect for the season. It’s aged in three barrels that layer nuance through every sip and finish: brown sugar sweetness comes from its Refill Bourbon barrels, while the American oak and sherry casks add in vanilla and a spicy finish, respectively.
Gibson’s Finest Rare 12 Year Old Canadian Whiskey
This 12-year old whiskey is another great, yet-affordable option for Canadian Whiskey lovers. Proving to be a smooth whiskey for those who want an aged whiskey that brings character and flavour. Gibson’s Finest Rare makes a great gift or a self-indulgent option for you to enjoy.