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A Whisky Lover's Guide to Winter: Best Drams for Cold Nights

As winter sets in, the season calls for the warmth and comfort of a fine whisky. For fans who relish a good dram, winter nights offer the perfect backdrop for indulging in rich, complex whiskies. Here's a guide to some of the choicest drams that elevate your winter evenings.

Helan Singh

February 02, 2024

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1. Talisker 10

Transport yourself to the wild, sea-facing cliffs of the Isle of Skye with Talisker, a 10-year-old. With a seaside zing, this peaty and warm dram pairs exceptionally well with rich, creamy, and sharp cheeses for an ultimate winter experience.

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2. Johnnie Walker Black

With twelve years of maturity, Johnnie Walker's Black Label takes you on a journey with dark fruits and smoke notes, evoking images of oak barrels. Enjoy it with a square of dark chocolate for a comforting and indulgent experience.

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3. Singleton Dufftown 12

Smooth as velvet, Singleton Dufftown 12 boasts a nutty-fruity character that soothes the senses. A modest nightcap paired with dried fruit and roasted almonds adds a delightful texture to your winter night.

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4. Winter’s Highlight: Godawan

The Rich and Rounded variant offers dried fruit notes, while the Fruit and Spice variant provides complexity with its cherrywood cask finish. Savour a glass on a snowy evening paired with toasted cinnamon-spiced nuts, creating an ambiance of endless warmth.

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5. Signature Solution

Signature stands out with its assertive blend of smoky and sweet notes, welcoming you into India’s strong whisky culture. Each 60 ml dram leaves a lingering peaty taste, best enjoyed with a gooey chocolate cake.

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6. Cardhu Gold Reserve

Mellow things down with Cardhu Gold Reserve, perfect for a quiet night. With an undercurrent of spiced apples and home-baked goodies, this gentle dram harmonises well with a comforting slice of warm apple pie.

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