A hugely important category. Traditional Scotch Whisky liqueurs usually feature a blend of spices, honey and occasionally cream or a fruit essence. Recent years, though, have seen plenty of innovation from the likes of Compass box's Orangerie and a new generation of American liqueurs based on bourbon.
An October 2013 release, this is a delicious combination of Paddy's triple-distilled and triple-blended Irish Whiskey and spiced apple flavourings. Perfect for both the colder weather or chilled during the summer.
Celtic Honey Irish Whiskey Liqueur is a delicious blend of Whiskey, honey and botanicals cut with spring water, all of which come from Ireland. Made in small batches this is pleasantly sweet and can be drunk neat or in cocktails.
A Christmas 2013 limited edition new look for Drambuie - a black and white zig-zag bottle. A combination of aged scotch whiskies, heather honey and a recipe of secret ingredients, Drambuie is one of the best known whisky liqueurs worldwide.
Named for the Revelstoke mountain resort in British Columbia, this spiced Canadian whisky goes for more of a spiced rum approach than many of its competitors, layering on vanilla and caramel for a really flavoursome liqueur.
The famous Orangerie 'whisky infusion' from Compass Box, in simply beautiful packaging. Smooth, sweet Scotch whisky infused with the hand-zested peel of Navalino oranges and subtle accents of Indonesian cassia bark and Sri Lankan cloves. Orangerie is not officially liqueur as it doesn't have the requisite additional sugar - with this much flavour, it doesn't need it.
American craft distillers Leopold Brothers blend their whiskey with the juice of both sweet and tart apples grown in New York state, before re-racking the mixture for further ageing. This results in a balanced apple whiskey or 'scrapple' delicious sipped over ice or in a Manhattan.
Drambuie's longer aged whisky liqueur, made with whiskies aged for at least 15 years and with all the extra depth of flavour and general tastiness you'd hope that implies. One we're happy to see back on the shelves again.
An interesting Canadian whisky liqueur combining two icons of the country - whisky and maple syrup. They age their quadruple distilled whisky in ex-bourbon barrels and blend it with 'Canada 1 Light' maple syrup from Quebec before resting and bottling.
Canadian Whisky Awards 2012: Silver Medal Canadian Whisky Awards 2012: Best Flavoured Whisky (multi-market)