Skip to main content
2m ago

5 Must have whiskies for this festive season

Shivaraj
Writer
5 Must have whiskies for this festive season

As the festive season lingers in the corner, social gatherings and parties raise the excitement bar a little too high. So we thought we'd talk about some of the definitive whiskies you should stock up in your bar cart right away! Here is a list of must-have whiskies that you can crack open to amp up your festive season!

  • Johnnie Walker Black Label

Johnnie Walker's range of whiskies which dates back to the 19th century is smooth, incredibly accessible and palatable. An icon in its own right, Johnnie Walker Black Label is widely popular and recognized as a benchmark for all other luxury blends.

Johnnie Walker Black Label is an exceptionally well-balanced spirit, created using whiskies from four corners of Scotland, aged for a minimum of 12 years. It exuberates an indisputably smooth, deep and complex character with signature smokiness.

An impressive whisky to enjoy on any occasion, whether at home with friends or on a memorable night out. Relish the finest Johnnie Walker Black Label any way you want: on its own, with a splash of water, or with your favourite mixer. Whip up a classic old-fashioned or a fine highball that’s refreshingly tasty, Johnnie Walker Black Label is your best bet.

  • Talisker

Talisker is the Isle of Skye's only single malt, renowned for its maritime character. It’s inextricably linked to the wild ocean it overlooks, embodying the spirit of the sea that it celebrates and revives through its every action.

Talisker draws the salty, seaspray and peppery aromas from the Atlantic Ocean with an indulgent mix of peaty smoke. Beneath the smoke, you will find soft fruits and cereal notes. Its smell and taste instantly connect the drinker with its rugged coastal heritage, evoking wild spirits.

To fully grasp and enjoy Talisker whisky in all its glory, it's best enjoyed neat, on the rocks, with water or with a bit of soda.

  • The Singleton

Delicate and light with an equally rich history, the Singleton whiskies are known as a definitive malt that mixes. They offer a world of malts to discover - 12 YO, 15 YO & 18 YO, each with a distinctive flavour, age and finish. These uniquely versatile single malts are perfectly balanced, smooth yet rich whisky that is delicious from the very first sip. 

The delectable flavour profile of The Singleton whisky comes from a combination of European oak ex-Sherry casks and American oak ex-Bourbon casks. The Singleton of Glendullan, with its deliciously fresh and complex character, will excite whisky enthusiasts while also converting novices. It’s easy to drink and boasts a hint of spiciness at first, followed by a pleasantly sweet taste with a nutty flavour. 

The Singleton single malts pairs well with your weekend plans, happy hours and fun parties! You can enjoy it any way you like. If you are a whisky cocktail lover, then The Singleton serves will definitely be a delight to your senses.

  • Black Dog

Sir Walter Millard named the new blend of the Black Dog scotch whisky after his favourite salmon fishing fly. Black Dog scotch whisky is refined, sociable, and charismatic, encouraging achievers to savour the pause.

The blend is nominally peaty with a decent plop of sherry, making it an excellent choice for those looking to discover the world of whiskies. The beautifully rounded palate of Black Dog has a heavy body, is noticeably malty and brags a tinge of fruity sweet flavour. The teasingly warm peat leads to a luxuriously exciting finish!

It gets tastier as it ages! The Black Dog is an excellent scotch whiskey for social gatherings. Served neat, as a cocktail, or with coke, Black Dog scotch will appeal to your taste buds and please your senses.

  • Black and White

James Buchanan created Black & White, a very accessible blended Scotch Whisky made for everyone. The classic old blend of some of the finest whiskies from Scotland, Black & White, flaunts a high proportion of quality grain whisky. It has a smooth and balanced character, designed to elevate everyday moments. 

Black & White is pale gold in colour and is seamlessly fresh, light and spicy. It exhibits the sweet aromas of oak, alcohol and peated smoke. With a brief finish of vanilla, honey and oak notes, Black & White whiskies are made for mixing and sharing.

You can enjoy a range of Black and White whisky cocktails or you can simply savour it neat or on the rocks. This straightforward scotch is suitable for all occasions and tastes even better when shared.

These are our top 5 whisky choices for fun, exciting and charming parties. Well, now you know what we are going to stock up at our home bar this festive season. How many of these whiskies have already graced your bar cart? Do let us know.