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2022 Scotch Whiskey Gift Guide

Thinking about what to get your client, dad or grandpa for Christmas? Adding a sumptuous bottle of scotch whiskey to their collection is always a great option, or encourage them to start one if they haven’t already. If you’re overwhelmed by the options and don’t know where to begin, follow our scotch whiskey gift guide for 2022 below!

The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

Fruity and sweet, this single malt bottle was unveiled recently after maturing in rum barrels from Jamaica. It infuses subtle notes of coconut, orange, and a light smoky char flavour, perfect for anyone who loves notes that are akin to the Caribbean. It’s a pleasant drink to sip and can pair perfectly with fruity cocktails, which is unique for a single malt scotch whiskey. It also makes a good whiskey sour. It’s a great choice for a fun twist on the standard scotch, and it’s priced very reasonably too.

Compass Box Peat Monster Arcana

Smoky and oily, the Compass Box Peat was crafted to celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary. With this blend, you can expect undertones from peak whiskeys in bourbon, re-charred, and custom French oak barrels. As such, it comes together to produce a full-bodied flavour profile with hints of toast, vanilla, smoke, chocolate, and spices. It pairs nicely with high-quality smoked meats and chocolate.

Highland Park Cask Strength Edition No. 1

Another unique twist on a classic, the Highland Park Master Whiskey is part of the Orkney Island brand. It infuses single malts of different ages for a complex flavor profile. The casks for this batch are mostly American oak sherry casks. It offers notes of citrus fruits, combined with hints of spices, chocolate and moss for a bittersweet finish. The undertones offer a delectable drink that will stimulate the palate. It was released in September 2020.

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2020 Port & Wine Casks

A discerning berry flavour is incorporated into this whiskey profile thanks to the combination of ruby port, bourbon, and red wine barrels. Impeccably balanced, you can expect a full-bodied whiskey that is subtly sweet without being overpowering. It has just enough smokiness to add character and warmth when enjoying a glass over ice. 

The Macallan Double Cask, 15 Year

Released in 2020, this Double Cask series has matured for 15 years in European and American oak sherry-seasoned casks. It releases a poignant aroma of dried fruits, vanilla, caramel, and malt. On the palate, it’s described as tangy and spicy, with the hints of dried fruit becoming noticeable as you sip. Nutty and chocolate undertones are also detected upon tasting. 

Glendronach Port Wood

This brand is renowned for cask aging its batches in oloroso sherry casks. Combined with port wood finish, dried fruits, orange zest and cherry, it creates a fruity blend that’s quite noticeable. The whiskey is left to mature for 10 years and does not contain any artificial colours. As a rich, sweet, and comforting drink, it is an ideal choice for a nightcap or pairing with dessert.

Glenmorangie a Tale of Cake

As the name suggests, this blend packs a sweet and fruity profile. It’s a limited edition that’s been aged in old Tokaji wine casks which is a renowned dessert wine in Hungary. It’s also been matured in bourbon casks. Together, these infuse it with sweet, honey notes with added flavours of Granny smith apples, cinnamon, and toasted malt. It’s described as being slightly spicy and tart, which works well to tone down the sweetness. As a well balanced whiskey, it’s best to consume after dinner, with dessert, or even with cheese.

When you need to dress up your select bottle of scotch whiskey, Ekan Concepts has you covered. We create personalized wooden gift boxes that can be custom-engraved. Explore our website or contact us to learn more about how we can create the perfect gift box for you.