This Holiday season we have a brilliant range of whiskey gifts. To lend a helping hand here are our Top 10 Scotch whiskies for Santa Claus to deliver this year from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
1. Benromach 10 Year Old
Benromach 10 Year Old Speyside Scotch. Matured in ex-Sherry & Bourbon casks, the result is a single malt whiskey brimming with fruit & nut chocolate and delicate cinnamon spice.
2. Ben Nevis 10 Year Old
Ben Nevis 10 Year Old Highland Scotch. Classic Highland single malt whiskey from the Fort William distillery. Hints of bitter roast coffee nestling against the sweet oils and sweet sherry flavours.
3. Tomatin Cu Bocan
Tomatin Cu Bocan Highland Scotch. Recent release from the Highland single malt whiskey distillery which has matured in Virgin oak, Bourbon and Sherry casks. Lightly peated Scotch, expect rich spice of cloves, cinnamon and star anise creating an enigmatic elegance.
4. Bowmore Tempest Batch 4
Bowmore Tempest Batch 4 Islay Scotch whiskey. Small batch single malt matured in first fill ex-bourbon oak. Peat smoke, orange blossom and an atlantic sea-salt tang.
5. GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament
Glendronach 21 Year Old Highland single malt Scotch. Matured in only the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez sherry casks. A full bodied hghland Scotch brimming with ripe autumnal fruits - notably blackberries and red plums.
6. Old Pulteney 21 Year Old
Old Pulteney 21 Year Old Highland Scotch. Whiskey Bible 2012 World Whiskey of the Year. Multi-award winning single malt from the Wick distillery. A truly superb Scotch.
7. Bruichladdich Octomore 6.1
Bruichladdich Octomore 6.1 Islay Scotch. The world's most heavily peated whiseky, matured in American oak casks. One for the peat freaks! expect waves of sea spray, spindrift, wet sea weed and hints of oily iodine. Then peat smoke with cracked black peppercorn.
8. BenRiach 25 Year Old
Benriach 25 Year Old Speyside Scotch. Matured in Bourbon, Sherry & Virgin Oak casks resulting in aromas of Rich honey, spices, apples and peat, in combination with superb oak-wood notes.
9. Tomatin 30 Year Old
Tomatin 30 Year Old Highland Scotch. Very highly sought after single malt Scotch, The Whisky Barrel blog team consider this to be the best value Scotch on the market. Only 1,500 bottles are released each year. Intense juicy aromas arouse the senses - Green Apples, Passion Fruit, Honey Dew Melon, Blackcurrant and Blueberries.
10. GlenDronach 44 Year Old 1968 Recherché
Glendronach 44 Year Old Highland Scotch. Whiskey Bible 2014 winning single malt distilled in 1968. Single sherry cask #005 bottled 2013. Juicy sweet sultanas, dates and marrons glacés centrally positioned around a bitter chocolate heart.