Gift Guide: The Best Whiskies to give your friends based on their Personality Type
Everyone needs inspiration in one form or another when it comes to holiday gifting. There’s nothing cozier than enjoying dark spirits like whisky around the holidays. We’ve pulled together a list of the best whiskies for the holiday that will please everyone. Known as the Last Great Malts, the drams of Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie, The Deveron and Royal Brackla each carry a distinct history and flavour, perfect for everyone from the cocktail connoisseur to the 'hard-to-shop-for' people on your lists this holiday season.
ROYAL BRACKLA 21: THE KING’S OWN WHISKY
For those who appreciate the finer things in life.
The nose on this 21 year old Scotch is under-stated, with spicy and leathery notes. Sweet and complex on the palate, showing flavours of chocolate, nuts, dried fruit and salted caramel; the lengthy finish is dry, providing evidence of 21 years in barrel.
$350 at the LCBO
ABERFELDY 21: THE GOLDEN DRAM
For the raconteur whose seen it all and loves to share their knowledge.
A 21 year old Scotch that is smooth on the palate with flavours of roasted chestnuts, nut-meg, toffee and dried fruit lingering on a long, intense finish.
$195 at the LCBO
AULTMORE 18: THE LOCAL SECRET
For the pioneer who loves to discover new things.
An 18 year old Scotch with a a complex nose, with caramel, fruity, buttery and Sherry-like notes contributed by lengthy barrel ageing. The spirit is sweet and smooth, with ripe fruit and honey lingering on a long nish.
$180 at the LCBO
THE DEVERON 18: THE CALM FROM THE STORM
For the person who likes to unwind after a day in the great outdoors.
An 18 year old Scotch with aromas of tobacco, toffee, and spice. The palate is full and creamy with flavours of honey, cinnamon and smoky notes on a long and elegant nish.
$140 at the LCBO
CRAIGELLACHIE 17: THE STUBBORN ROCK
For the thrill-seeker with an adventurous palate who loves a challenge.
This 17 year old Scotch smells of dried apricots, butterscotch, lemon peel and smoke. On the palate, it is smooth with a warmth that builds, showing flavours of vanilla, dried fruit and smoke integrated throughout.
$155 at the LCBO