Six Christmas or whatever you celebrate gift ideas!



We are on the cusp of December. That means we have reached the season of strange perfume adverts, shoppers rampaging for deals and animals in brightly coloured Christmas jumpers.

So I have taken it upon myself to bring you a list of six (slightly off the beaten track) spirit deals which I think may appeal as gifts for the spirit lover in your life….. even if that happens to be yourself…. Click on the description or picture to see where you can buy them!!

1.First on my list is a beautiful sherry cask expression of Benrinnes at 11 years old from The Whisky shop Dufftown! At just over £34 this is an absolute steal!!


2.When I think of Christmas I automatically think of Mexico.. Who doesn’t! Bruxo No.1 from Master of Malt is a fantastic smokey mezcal made with 100% Espadin agave. It’s a little more expensive at £52… it is Christmas though.


3.Sometimes heavy becomes a little over done at Christmas and something a little lighter is needed. and at £37ish I can think of no better vent for that need than the gorgeous Hazelburn 10 year old from The Whisky Exchange! With apple, honey and a little vanilla on the palate what’s not to like!!


4.If you have on the other hand finished the days meal and the cold, wet and windy weather has left you craving something a little more….brash Aberlour’s A’Bunadh is very worth a shot. Especially at the Amazon special offer price of £35.69!!

5.Because it’s Christmas you may want to treat yourself to something pretty! Like it might have been designed by an Italian pretty! This rather attractive very sherry forward bottle of Tamdhu 10 year old might be just the thing to feed your inner hedonist!


6.As my wife has quite rightly pointed out to me in her infinite wisdom. “You want something at Christmas you can’t have the rest of the year”. Having been shot down at the idea of a month of Advocaat… Spirit advent calendars!!! A month of drams from the amazing guys at Master of Malt!


Hopefully this has given you some ideas to make a loved one’s or your own day!