It is always difficult to choose a gift for that special someone and often buying them whisky is an easy option when you know they like a tipple of the ‘water of life’. The problem is that there is an unbelievable amount of whiskies available, with confusing names and labelling. So many variations on how the whisky is made and variations on length of time stored and stored in what type of cask. The truth is that some whiskies are good and some are not so good and if you’re special someone likes his or her whisky they will know the difference. So how do you choose?
Depending on where you live you may have good selection at your local alcohol retailer or if you are travelling at the airport, however for most the selection available locally is limited. That means shopping for whisky online using the vast array of online whisky retailers available. There you will be able to narrow down your selection on price, region or taste. Furthermore there will be whisky gift ideas, staff recommendations and special offers on whisky. Gift packs containing 3 different whiskies also means you can hedge your bets as it is unlikely they will not like all 3.
It is best if you know a little about the person you are planning to buy whisky for such as do they drink blended whisky or single malt whisky, or is it often Irish whiskey or Scottish whisky. With this information it will be easier for you to make a selection. However, you will be pleased to hear an old Scottish saying which is “There is no such thing as a bad whisky, only better ones!”