10 Whiskies To Stock Up On For The Festivities

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​1. Ardbeg TraighBhan 19-Year-Old

​This exceptionally rare and ever-changing whisky is matured with a higher proportion of Oloroso Sherry cask which simply means more chocolate and raisin, alongside a distinctive mentholic character.

​2. Indri Single Malt

​Distilled in Indri, Haryana, it is the first Indian whisky to be produced in three different wooden barrels — ex-bourbon, ex-wine, and PX sherry cask. The balance of fruit and vanilla with a lovely barley bite gives it an edge like no other Indian whisky.

​3. Glenmorangie 10-Year-Old

​If you are looking for a creamy, approachable single malt, then zero in on this whisky from the Glenmorangie Distillery in the Highlands. First released more than 175 years ago, the Glenmorangie 10-Year-Old is distilled twice, creating delicate layers of citrus and floral notes.

​4. Balvenie DoubleWood 12-Year-Old

​The 12-year-old expression gains its distinctive character from being matured in two different wood types. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt. The traditional casks soften and add delicate character while the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour.

​5. Rampur Double Cask

​The brand exclusively releases single malt whiskies, all distilled in copper pot stills. This particular one is aged in ex-bourbon and sherry barrels from European oak. It’s a remarkably drinkable whisky and the ideal choice for the holiday season.

​6. Jack Daniel’s Old No.7

​The filtration through maple charcoal for purity and flavour, and then maturation in charred oak barrels gives this dram the classic JD sweetness and oaky flavour which has inspired generations of drinkers to enjoy whisky.

​7. Chivas Regal 12-Year-Old

​Chivas 12 Year Old is a rich and layered whisky with herbs, honey and fruit leaping forth on the palate. Enjoy it straight, on the rocks, with water, with soda or with ginger ale.

​8. Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky

​This fantastic single malt whisky from Amrut is made with barley grown in India and peated barley from Scotland. That’s why the name Fusion. It's also a cracking whisky, offering up generous helpings of fresh fruit, honey, spice and a good whiff of smoke.

​9. Wild Turkey 81

​The high rye content in the mash bill and the ageing in casks with a heavy char lend this whisky a smooth flavour and deep amber colour without the same heat as the older 101 proof. Wild Turkey 81 makes a great Old Fashioned or Manhattan but can be enjoyed on the rocks too.

​10. Akashi White Oak Single Malt

​Japanese whiskies are the rage and this particular one is among the most affordable. The maturation in barrels made with oloroso, shochu, bourbon, American oak and Pedro Ximenez gives the whisky an aroma of nutmeg, black pepper and walnut loaf.

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