Holiday Gift Guide: 16 bottles of Scotch to consider for the golfer in your life
Like most golfers, I love good whisky. It’s something of a recent fascination of mine, and it’s a good one, considering how well it goes with my other great passion: The game of golf.
Indeed, good whisky and good golf are intertwined in so many ways, and if you’re thinking about combining the two in the form of a holiday present for the golfer in your life (or maybe even yourself!), here are a few options for you to consider.
For The Golfer Who Wants Something Versatile
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Johnnie Walker Black Label is a household name for a reason. With notes of toffee, caramel and a bit of smoke, it s one of the most versatile whiskies around for a great price.
For The Golfer With Something to Celebrate
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
A bit pricey, but Johnnie Blue is a brilliant whisky that you can get engraved with a special message. And, as part of a new partnership with comedian Mindy Kaling, holiday shoppers can choose from eight engravings by Mindy to customize their next gifted bottle of Blue, including “SNOW MUCH FUN, YOU GUYS” and “DAMN, SOMEONE MADE THE NICE LIST.” You can read the complete collection at www.MindysBlueLabelHoliday.com.
For The Golfer Looking For A Classic
Glenfiddich 12 Year
A light, citrusy whisky that’s a classic embodiment of the scotch’s Speyside tradition. A nice choice for golfers who may be new to whisky.
For The Open Championship-Loving Golfer
Loch Lomond Single Malt 12 Year
The official whisky of the Open Championship, Colin Montgomerie is their high-profile spokesperson.
For The Golfer Who Recognizes A Great Deal
Dewar's Double Double Aged Blended Scotch Whisky 21 Year
A relatively affordable price point for a 21 year-old whisky that was voted No. 2 of the year by Whisky Advocate.
For The Golfer Who Likes A Slight Edge
Compass Box Great King Street Glasgow Blend
A smokey and spicy blend for golfers that enjoy a nice cigar as much as they do a good whisky.
For The Golfer Who Wants Some Islay
Ardbeg 10 Year
Jim Murray’s 2008 World Whisky of the Year is a big, smokey scotch that’s a true representation of the Isaly region.
For The Golfer Looking For A Classic
Highland Park 12 Year Old
A sweet and smokey single malt option that has long been the darling of the whisky community, worthy of any occasion.
For The Golfer Who Likes A Bit Of Luxury
Buchanan’s Red Seal
Buchanan’s Red Sealis sporting a face-lift for the first time in 11 years, featuring a new bottle design that catches the eye and makes for a great gift for the whisky lover in your life.
For Every Kind of Golfer
Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch
A dessert blend with creamy vanilla notes that’s a nice budget option for new or experienced whisky drinkers.
For a Golfer Who Loves A Big Name
Glenmorangie Original 10 Year
A light and sparkly single malt from a brand name; a nice option to throw in a cask to enjoy during your round.
Best to Couple with a Nice Dinner
The GlenDronach Single Malt Scotch Whisky Original Aged 12 Years
A sherry bomb for those who like rich whiskies. A nice fit after dinner following a beautiful day out on the links.
For a Golfer Who Likes A Mixed Drink
Dewar's 8 Year Old Caribbean Rum Cask Finish
An affordable rum-finished option for golfers who like to use whiskies in cocktails and other mixed drinks.
For The Honey-Loving Golfer
The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky
A affordable, buttery whisky that everyone will enjoy; another potential option to enjoy in a flask on the course.
For The Golfer With Guts
Bruichladdich Octomore 06.1/ 167 PPM Scottish Barley
Not for the faint of heart; the most heavily-peated whisky on the planet is recommended for golfers who double as experienced whisky drinkers.
For The Golfer Who Likes Something Salty
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A peaty and salty whisky that will make you feel like you’re playing a rain-soaked course in Scotland.