decanter.com's Christmas whisky and spirits guide

decanter.com's Christmas whisky and spirits guide Specials Specials

From the Yamazaki 10 Year Old to the finest old Laphroaig, via aged Tequila and Snow Queen Kazakh vodka, we present the definitive guide to Whisky and Spirits at Christmas

PLUS Interviews with Jim Beam and Glenmorangie - and Ten Things You Didn't Know about Bourbon



Top 10 whiskies for Christmas

Top 10 whiskies for Christmas

Many drinkers limit their whisky purchasing to one bottle a year, a few weeks before Christmas - but whisky should not be looked upon as only a winter beverage, nor should it be the preserve of the after-dinner drinker, says Stuart Peskett




The Whisky Exchange is the world’s leading online specialist spirits retailer.

While the emphasis of the website is predominantly whisky (over 1500 are listed at any one time) there are also over 2000 other spirits including fine Cognac, Armagnac, Rum, Gin, Tequila and Vodka


Top 10 Spirits for Christmas

Top 10 Spirits for Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, Champagne, Port and whisky are the fail-safe drinks to stock up on and proffer as gifts. But what about something a bit more quirky for the wine drinker that has everything? Rebecca Gibb gives her top ten spirits.



Interview: Annabel Meikle, sensory whisky creator, Glenmorangie

Interview: Annabel Meikle, sensory whisky creator, Glenmorangie

Annabel Meikle is a sensory whisky creator for Glenmorangie. As well as travelling the world to educate consumers about whisky, she is also a member of Glenmorangie's whisky creation team that develops new products.




Interview: Fred Noe, master distiller with Jim Beam

Interview: Fred Noe, master distiller with Jim Beam

Fred Noe is the seventh-generation master distiller at Jim Beam in Kentucky. He took over in 2007, and is a direct descendent of Jacob Beam, who sold his first barrel of whisky in 1795.




10 things you didn't know about bourbon

10 things you didn't know about bourbon

Bourbon production is among the most tightly governed of all spirits. It must be made from a grain mix, at least 51% of which must be corn, although it usually makes up around 70%...