How to stand out from the crowd with the gift of whisky
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Dec 18, 2020
10 January 2019
Giving gifts can often be a tricky process, given the myriad of choices available. Well, how about considering something special by buying a bottle of whisky for your best bud’s birthday, New Year celebration, or the mother of holiday-gifting seasons – Christmas? Here are a few thoughtful gift ideas for whisky lovers that will make any gifting occasion go down as smoothly as a single malt whisky.
Nothing tells your dad that he gets better with age more than a bottle of premium aged whisky. Matured in oak casks, its more mellowed flavors give it a charm of its own, just like him. Make it a day for Dad to remember by gifting him a beautiful Single Malt. Your dad will certainly appreciate the 18 year old expression from The Glenlivet: complex, elegant, and beautifully balanced. Sit down with your old man to savor the nose of dark chocolate and glace berries, stewed apple and sweet vanilla palate with a long nutty and spicy finish. It’s a golden opportunity to bond and show how much you appreciate him, and over a deep-golden Scotch, no less.
Celebrating a long friendship or business partnership with a bottle of scotch is an excellent way of thanking clients for their business and ensuring that work colleagues know they are appreciated. And since smooth and well-balanced whisky can be enjoyed over an extended period of time, each time they pour a glass will remind them of you. Up the ante by making it a whisky gift set by adding in customized stainless steel whisky cubes, engraved with the recipient’s initials.
Best Friend’s Birthday
If a good buddy’s birthday is coming up, present him or her with a special gift that can be enjoyed again and again – a bottle of Founder’s Reserve from The Glenlivet. It has a slightly floral nose and it’s the gift that keeps on giving, because it’s best enjoyed with friends. Bring out the glasses and indulge in a little nostalgia and keep the good times rolling.
‘Tis the Spirit of the Season
For one of the most festive holiday seasons of the calendar year, giving out a gift like a fine single malt scotch is just the kind of thing that gets the party started. Consider pairing it with dark chocolate truffles or smoky candied popcorn. For an extra special touch, add some carefully wrapped glasses and a few whisky cocktail recipe cards as part of the whisky gift set.
New Year Celebrations
It’s a time to celebrate new beginnings and new ways of doing things, so why not bring a bottle of whisky to the party, instead of the usual bubbly? What better time to celebrate the start of a new year than with those closest to you with a sumptuous 12 or 15 year old scotch? Toast to bold plans for the year ahead. It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day!
There’s no stopping the fam from ditching the karaoke, but you can always tell them to ditch the beer and switch to whisky! Nothing brings out the oohs and aahs at family reunions more than a bottle of exceptional whisky that everyone can enjoy, neat or mixed. Get ready for the titos and titas in the kin to start fawning at how much you – and your tastes – have grown, though!
For further guide on choosing the right whisky as a gift, head on to Exploring The Value of Whisky.