This post will be updated regularly to include whiskies that have caught our eye. From time to time we may also feature the occassional rum, brandy or gin.
Staff Picks - our choices for this month
Bowmore 1995, 25 Year Old, Douglas Laing XOP
Part of Douglas Laing's XOP series, this whisky was distilled in 1995 and spent 25 years in a hogshead cask. It's handsomely packaged in a black presentation case and would make an excellent festive gift for someone special.
£600 at www.thewhiskyvault.com
One for lovers of peaty whisky, this one clocks up 107ppm phenolic content (peat levels). To put that in context, Laphroaig 10 has a ppm around 45. That said 107 is on the low side for an Octomore release, the 7th edition racked up an impressive 208ppm!
£125 at www.masterofmalt.com
An oldie but a goodie. Here at WMP HQ, Christmas wouldn't be right without a bottle of this an hand. Soft peat with a rich, sherry sweetness, this is a timeless classic!
£53.85 at www.masterofmalt.com
Redbreast 12 year old
Another festive classic for us, this generous, elegant single pot still whiskey is an Irish classic. A great gift for the whiskey lover in your life, or to yourself!
£42.40 at www.masterofmalt.com