How to select a whisky gift

One of the most unique gifts to give someone is a whisky gift. Whisky gifts can be both personal and can make for excellent professional presentations. While a number of people opt to purchase wine when visiting someone, whisky is too rising in the ranks of becoming a popular gift item. A whisky gift is no longer and old man’s drink but is seen as a discerning gift given by a true connoisseur. Young and old irrespective of gender today enjoy a good whisky.

When you are planning on giving a whisky gift you need to do a little bit of research and get some information on the different types of whiskies available. A single malt Scotch or a vintage Bourbon are two of the best whiskies that you can gift. A single malt Scotch also has many flavors and textures that depend on the region that the whisky comes from. You need to read up a little on the main whisky producing regions of Scotland so that you can determine which whisky you want to gift.

The main whisky producing regions in Scotland are Islay, Speyside, Island, Highland, Lowland and Campbeltown. Out of these regions it is the Highland and Speyside whiskies which are the most popular and widely sold. The Speyside region has the highest number of distilleries in the whole of Scotland and the highest production of whisky happens from the Highland region. The Islay and Island region are relatively smaller when it comes to producing scotch.

The whiskies from the Highland and Speyside region are warm and sweet. If you want to introduce someone to whisky and hence want to give them this gift it is best to select whiskies from the Speyside region. The whiskies from this region are the sweetest and have a very fine balance. Next in line come the Highland whiskies. The Islay malts are best given to people who already have developed their taste for whisky and are seasoned connoisseurs. The malts from the Islay region are very strong in taste and are very smoky and peaty.

Some whiskies that make for excellent gifts are the Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Macallan etc. These Speyside and Highland malts are enjoyed by one and all easily. If you are looking for something stronger for a seasoned whisky drinker then try Lagavulin whisky. It has a very strong character which is very smoky and comes from all the peat in this area. Island whiskies are very coastal in flavor almost a little salty. Try the Talisker if you want to gift Island malts.

If you want to make your whisky gift something your host will treasure then try to accessorize your bottle the right way. You can complement your bottle with an exotic Cuban cigar and cutter. You could also look at crystal decanters and whisky glasses to accompany the bottle. Drinking whisky poured out from a decanter manages to alleviate the whisky drinking experience. When selecting whisky glasses you can take a look at whisky tumblers, nosing glasses also called sniffers or the Glencairn which is a glass that can be used both for whisky drinking and sniffing. With a little bit of imagination you can make your whisky gift truly extraordinary.