The perfect stocking-filler, and something any true malt fan would love to find in their hipflask - or a little treat for yourself? Brimful of coastal power and elegance, with the hallmark chilli and white pepper notes tantalising the tastebuds.
A 20cl quarter bottle of the lipsmacking Benromach 10yo, which has been a revelation since its introduction by owners Gordon & Macphail in late 2009, and is really putting this great distillery back on the map.
An interesting spicy dram from Glen Moray - a 10 year old whisky entirely matured in Chardonnay casks. The start of what we hope is a continuing line of new whiskies from this often overlooked distillery.
Given that Miltonduff is the seventh largest distillery in Scotland, one would think that it would be more common - however the vast majority of its output goes into the Ballantine's blends. This G&M bottling has an attractive grassy, fruity character.
The benchmark Irish single malt, this has a far greater depth of flavour than standard Irish blends. A previous winner of the 'Best Irish Single Malt Whiskey in the World' at the World Whiskies Awards.
Glenmorangie's 10yo sets a high standard for Highland whisky, and has gone from strength to strength as 'The Original' since its slightly controversial packaging redesign a few years ago. Medium-bodied and gently warming, with pleasant spicy notes.
Very reliable quality Speyside from a distillery founded in 1840. Glen Grant is one of the world's best-selling single malts and is particularly popular in Italy. A huge 95 points from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2013, along with the title of Single Malt of the Year (10yo & Under). Whisky Bible 2013: Single Malt of the Year (10yo & Under); 95 Points