Top Gifts Under £200
GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament
An award-winning 21 year old from GlenDronach, Parliament is named for the 'parliament' of rooks that have been nesting in the trees that overlook the GlenDronach distillery for almost 200 years. The sherry cask-matured liquid holds a fruit-laden intensity, bursting with autumnal fruits like blackberries and red plums, and mixed spices. A gorgeously rich dram that they will be proud to own.
Balvenie 16 Year Old French Oak
A highly sought-after dram by collectors, this 16 year old release showcases The Balvenie's Malt Master David C. Stewart's expertly honed cask management skills. Matured in American oak and finished in specially selected French oak casks, which previously held Pineau fortified wine, the whisky is a sensational abundance of flavour. All encased in a luxurious box, it makes for a stunning present.
Bushmills 21 Year Old
From the world's oldest distillery, licensed in 1608, Bushmills 21 Year Old explodes with rich festive notes of toffee, dates and orange. The triple-distilled single malt has been aged in Oloroso sherry casks and bourbon seasoned casks for 18 years, and finished in Maderia wine casks. A perfect gift for those Irish whisky aficianados.
Port Charlotte 9 Year Old 2011 #11942 The Stories of Wind & Wave
From The Character of Islay, comes this fantastic Port Charlotte single malt. It's a part of their much-loved 'Stories of Wind & Wave' collection, and serves as a glorious example of the peated flavours that Islay is famous for. It's surely a perfect gift for fans of whisky hailing from the Queen of the Hebrides.
Dalmore Vintage 2007
This brand-new vintage from The Dalmore's impressive selection of sherried drams, is a Dalmore for whisky purists. Free from chill-filtration and with natural colour, the liquid was firstly matured in ex-bourbon casks, before being separated and finished in Amoroso, Apostoles, Matusalem sherry casks. The expertly-crafted marriage is more than worth its price.
Glenrothes 18 Year Old
Matured for its entire lifetime in sherry-seasoned oak casks, this superb The Glenrothes 18 Year Old is a complex and well-rounded expression. The taste is sweet and light with notes of ginger, rose water, pear and vanilla. A true delight.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Treat your favourite Johnnie Walker fan to this big flavoured whisky, which reflects the Walker family's belief that neither whisky age alone, nor whisky from a single location, is enough to achieve an unrivalled masterpiece such as Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Award-winning and bombastic, this bottle can also be engraved with your own special message.
Blanton's Original Single Barrel
A luxurious bourbon, this stunningly bottled Blanton's was matured within a single barrel. Aged within the centre-cut of Blanton's Warehouse H, the rare expression was once reserved exclusively for ambassadors, dignitaries and friends and family of Colonel Blanton himself. Individually numbered with their distinctive horse statuette atop a wax seal, this liquid gold makes a fine gift.
Distilled from barley grown on a single farm on Islay, Octomore, this is a phenomenally pure product of the island. Combined with gathered peat and matured for five years, the result is a smoky and peated whisky, undercut by flavours of vanilla and brown sugar imbued by ex-bourbon and European oak casks. At a massive 61.1% abv, this is certainly one for those who prefer a stronger dram.
Yamazaki 12 Year Old
Suntory's flagship whisky, Yamazaki 12 Year Old provides a deep and multi-layered drinking experience that is praised by whisky lovers all over the world. It is Japan's No.1 single malt whisky, aided by succulent flavours of the unique Mizunara (Japanese Oak), and soft fruits. They're sure to have tasted nothing like it before!
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