Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange

Christmas Malt 2019 10 Year Old

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Christmas Malt 2019

2696 Bottles

Limited Edition

70cl / 54.2%

£56.95 £81.36 per litre



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Amid presents and family
and bright festive lights,
a whisky that's perfect
for long winter nights.
So pour for yourself
and others invite;
To all a good whisky
and all a good night.

As has become tradition, The Whisky Exchange has selected a special whisky for Christmas 2019 that you won’t find anywhere else. A delicate and refined 10-year-old single malt from Linkwood distillery, it has an underlying depth and complexity, with ripples of fruit and festive spice thanks to maturation in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.

Packed with sweetness and gentle spice, our Christmas Malt is a well-rounded and fruity Speyside whisky. We wish you good cheer and a merry Christmas, from our family to yours.

What could be more pleasurable than good company, great conversation and fine whisky?

Tasting Notes

  • Nose

    It's afternoon tea time and a festive spread awaits. Candied-peel-studded vanilla sponge with lemon cream is surrounded by a scattering of sugared almonds and crisp spun sugar. Nutty Florentines – before they're dipped in chocolate – are topped with an extra handful of glacé cherries. Creamy malt notes drift across the table, followed by a touch of chamois leather and musky incense – a pair of freshly-unwrapped, last-minute-gift driving gloves sat on a nearby chair.

  • Palate

    Sweet and malty notes lead, dusted with spicy cinnamon and lightly drizzled with toffee and lemon – cinnamon swirls with a zingy glaze. The toffee notes continue, with the apple and sultana cake following, covered in crisp crystals of brown sugar and topped with lemon zest and candied lemon peel. A bunch of herbs sits ready for the kitchen: bunched mint and tarragon.

  • Finish

    The leafy herbs are the first to be taken away, with candied nut brittle quickly consumed not long after, leaving a scattering of sweet Christmas spices and polished oak.

  • Comment

    Sweet and citrusy with a core of fruit and festive spice – a beginning to a day of traditional excess. A whisky for Christmas afternoon, before dinner. Pairs well with a big box of biscuits, marzipan fruit and unwrapping presents.

  • Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Mint Mint
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Lemon Lemon
    • Apple Apple
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Sultana Sultana