The 12 Drams of Christmas - Whisky Recommendations for the Festive Season

Twelve Days, Twelve Whiskies!

Port Ellen 32 years old

Port Ellen 32 years old

If your true love really loves you, he or she may be willing to push the boat out on this little beauty from last year's special releases. We're hoping our true loves are reading this...

$1,282.73 (£795.00) at

St Georges Rum Finish

St Georges Rum Finish

We're rather partial to rum finishes at the moment. We're also fans of the English Whisky Company. This whisky brings those two things together in a remarkably delicious way. This will make you happy!

Talisker 18 years old

Talisker 18 years old

No serious whisky cabinet can be complete without a bottle of Talisker. And if you're going to do it, why not go the whole hog on a bottle of 18 years old?

Dalmore Gigar Malt

Dalmore Gigar Malt

A resurrection of a classic Dalmore expression. The original was a cult favourite and this new version is winning over fresh fans at the same time as satisfying those who miss its ancestor.

Brora 1982

Brora 1982

Brora is arguably the most revered of the ‘lost distilleries.’ This bottle is perhaps one of the most affordable opportunities to own a little piece of that history. And the contents of the bottle? Worthy of your excitement but at a price you can afford to drink.

Old Pulteney 17 years old

Old Pulteney 17 years old

A fantastically balanced maritime whisky. For us, seventeen years is the peak age from this distillery’s standard expressions. A worthy addition to any malt cabinet.

Connemara Peated

Connemara Peated

A peated expression from Cooley. This has the traditional soft and sweet Cooley character beautifully integrated with gentle layers of Irish peat flavour.

Hibiki 12 years old

Hibiki 12 years old

Sophisticated and exotic, this is an exceptional and seductively flavoured blended Japanese whisky. Simply delicious.

Compass Box ‘The Spice Tree’

Compass Box ‘The Spice Tree’

One of John Glaser’s most popular and famous creations. This vatting of single malts is further matured in casks with new oak heads to add an intense layer of spice to the flavour profile.

Laphroaig 18 years old

Laphroaig 18 years old

The more elegant older brother of the standard 10 year old expression. Bursting full of Laphroaig character but with an added level of finesse.

$104.88 (£65.00) at

The Balvenie Single Barrel

The Balvenie Single Barrel

Bottled at a slightly higher strength than the entry level expressions from Balvenie. Loads of personality and distillery character. This single cask offering is Balvenie with added va va voom!

William Larue Weller

William Larue Weller

William Larue Weller, from the Buffalo Trace Distillery, is one of the finest bourbons around. Rich and intensely rewarding.

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