Looking for the perfect gift for the whiskey lover in your life? Whether they’re new to whiskey or a seasoned drinker, we’ve taken the guesswork out and compiled a list of the best whiskeys around the world that are sure to delight those on your sweet list. Here’s a Gifting Whiskey guide featuring bar staples, new launches and limited editions.
For the self-proclaimed foodie: Reifel Rye
Created in honor of legendary distiller George H. Reifel, this brand new rye whiskey is a masterpiece created by the distillery of the decade – Alberta Distillers.
Considered a “Party of a Whisky”, Reifel Rye is aged in charred white oak and ex-bourbon casks and offers flavors of caramel, vanilla, pear and chocolate, making it the choice perfect for those with a refined palate.
Want to know more about rye, or test your “Rye-Q”? Check Rye Whiskey Academy to learn all about what makes Alberta Distillers Ltd. so unique!
Available in 750ml bottles with a suggested retail price of $49.95 CDN. Price may vary by market.
For the Purist: Alberta Premium Cask Strength
Alberta Premium Cask Strength, one of Canada’s most acclaimed cask strength whiskeys, returns in November with its fourth annual limited-edition edition.
Made from 100% Canadian rye grains from the prairies, Alberta Premium Cask Strength is a balanced liquid with sweet notes of vanilla, cassis and spice.
Alberta Premium Cask Strength, boasting an ABV of 63.7%, is a coveted gift for those who appreciate premium rye.
Available in 750ml bottles with a suggested retail price of $84.95 CDN. Price may vary by market.
For pop culture aficionados: Canadian Club 45 Years
Bundled and barreled in 1977, Canadian Club 45-Year-Old is the fifth and final release in the legendary Chronicle series and has been dubbed “The Icon” as it celebrates the brand’s rich history and cultural influence.
Canadian Club has been brought to life from the 1960s to the present day in 50 countries by some of film and television’s most iconic characters and has played a starring role in groundbreaking series such as Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire. .
The 45 Year Old Canadian Club’s golden amber color features an alluring blend of warm pear, baking spice, toffee and a hint of leather on the nose, while showcasing espresso crema on the palate balanced with pear poached in wine and hints of hazelnut. sweetness of the praline.
Available in 750ml bottles for a suggested retail price of $499.95 CDN. Price may vary by market.
For Scotophiles: Highland Park 12 years old
Bringing together the natural and often contradictory influences of Scotland’s iconic Orkney Islands, Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey is a wild harmony of contrasts.
The liquid gives off an aroma of heather and honey, with a rounded smoky sweetness on the palate and a smooth finish.
The heart and soul of the Highland Park range, this single malt Scotch whiskey is the perfect addition to the bar cart for any spirits lover.
Available in 750ml bottles with a suggested retail price of $85.25 CDN. Price may vary by market.
For the world traveler: Suntory Ao House
Ao is the very first “World Whisky” and an invitation to travel that broadens our horizons.
Named “Ao”, which means “blue”, this spirit pays homage to the oceans that connect the five great whiskey traditions, blending the techniques of making Irish, Scottish, Canadian, American and Japanese whisky.
With notes of vanilla, tropical fruit and cinnamon, it is the characteristic climate, fermentation and distillation processes of each whiskey-making region that give whiskey its unique taste.
Coming soon at a suggested retail price of $104.95 CDN. Price may vary by market.
For the Bourbon Superfan: Basil Hayden Bourbon
The richness and complexity of this bourbon offers a unique tasting experience, with a distinctive sweetness and a fine hint of spice.
This award-winning Kentucky Bourbon is known for its versatility, light yet full-bodied taste and is the perfect first sip of any occasion.
Available in 750ml bottles with a suggested retail price of $55.95 CDN. Price may vary by market.
For the James Bond Fanatic: Bowmore Masters’ Selection 22 Year Old
Crafted and distilled in partnership with famed automotive brand Aston Martin, this limited-edition single malt Scotch features intense flavors of mango, passion fruit and acacia honey intertwined with a potent combination of coffee and smoke. tobacco.
Bowmore and Aston Martin share a commitment to heritage, craftsmanship and innovation, making it the perfect gift for whiskey and car collectors.
Coming soon at a suggested retail price of $650 CDN. Price may vary by market.
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