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These Single Malts Make For The Best Christmas Gifts!

By: Shreya Goswami

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Christmas is just around the corner and this is the perfect time to start sorting out your gifts for loved ones, whether they are family or friends. As one of the most important festivals of the year, Christmas and its eternal spirit has always been about the strongest of traditions like feasting and gifting. One of the best ways to combine the two is through the gift of food and beverages. But while food is something most are picky about, gifts of alcohol and especially single malt whiskies are enjoyed by most adults of drinking age. 

Why, you ask? Well, single malt whiskies epitomise centuries of heritage and legacy, decades of maturing and flavours that resonate with connoisseurs of whisky worldwide. The best single malts in the world originate from specific regions of Scotland and showcase impeccable artistry, dedication and craftsmanship that have been passed down generations. Single malts represent exceptional quality, and what better way to appreciate those exceptional people in your life than with the gift of truly exceptional whiskies? 

As Christmas gifts, single malt whiskies also make immense sense because they blend in really well with the holiday spirit and the feasts associated with the festival. From forming the base of some really festive cocktails to being the perfect glass to wind down an evening with, single malts can really come in handy during Christmas time as a valued gift. Wondering which single malt whiskies are the best gifting options for your loved ones this Christmas? Here are a few must-haves. 

Talisker

Talisker 

The Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch whisky makes for the perfect Christmas gift because of the exceptional taste experience it offers. Renowned to be rich, smoky and perfect with a warm and peppery finish, Talisker has a golden-hued appearance. The aromas of warm peat and coastal air can immediately transport the drinker to the windy shores of Scotland. Because it is double-distilled and aged for 10 years in American oak casks, Talisker has a rich, smooth and deep character that simply blends in with the spirit of Christmas.  

Singleton

Singleton 

Most single malts are smooth and rich in flavour, but if you are looking for exceptional smoothness and richness as a Christmas present for someone special, then the Singleton is what you want. Packed with the aroma of toasted fruits and nuts, pepper, brown sugar and coffee, this dark, golden-coloured single malt is perfect for gifting on any occasion. Smooth on the palate and evoking notes of citrus, chocolate, chilli and berries, this single malt is matured in both American and European oak casks. A must-have for Christmas this year? Yes, it is. 

Godawan

Godawan 

If you are all about gifting homegrown and artisanal products for Christmas, then Godawan Single Malt Artisanal Whisky from Rajasthan is simply the most perfect choice for you. What kind of single malt, a drink traditionally from the colder climate of Scotland, can Rajasthan produce? Well, Godawan proves that with temperatures of up to 100 degrees, a unique single malt can be crafted especially for your your pleasure. Made with the region’s famous six-row barley, matured in casks with rich Indian botanical notes, Godawan is a world-standard single malt that provides an exceptionally rich tasting experience perfectly suited to Indian and global palates.  

Other Whisky Options For Gifting 

While single malt whiskies are perfect as Christmas gifts, those aren’t the only options true-blue whisky lovers can indulge in for a festive celebration. If you are looking for whiskies that taste rich, smooth and world-class, then here are a few more options you can explore.  

Antiquity Blue

Antiquity Blue 

Though a golden-hued blended Scotch whisky, Antiquity Blue has a rich flavour profile as well as heritage. Made with a blend of the finest grain whisky of Scotland, the one at Cameronbridge Distillery started in 1826 by Robert Stein, this Scotch is a timeless classic. If the aroma of peat smoke, honeycomb and dark fruits don’t attract you enough, the taste of caramel, vanilla, cinnamon and dark chocolate certainly will.  

J&B Rare Blended Scotch 

The J & B Rare Blended Scotch Whisky is perfect for gifting this Christmas because it not only captures the essence of a good whisky but can also be used to craft the most joyful of cocktails for parties and more. A blend of 42 whiskies, this one is light gold in colour and exudes aromas of walnut, toffee apples, cedar wood, orange zest and malt—making it an ideal choice for Christmas feasting too.  

Royal Challenge 

An Indian whisky that is truly world standard, Royal Challenge was born in 1886 and has since become known for its exceptionally rich, smooth and bold flavours. This whisky is matured in American oak casks that are slightly charred, giving the finished product a much richer and unique taste profile. A single sip can reveal flavours of black tea, lemon and honey. The aroma of the whisky evoked tartness of lemon zest, sweetness of honey and the smokiness of caramel, making it the perfect gift for this festive season.