There are many great whiskies to try this winter, but some stand out more than others.
Each of the whiskies we've chosen has its own unique flavour and aromas that make them a great choice for those looking for a winter whisky. Additionally, each whisky chosen has aged in different ways which gives them even more complexity and flavour.
Whether you're looking for something light and refreshing or something more intense and flavourful, there's sure to be a whisky on this list that meets your needs.
1. Aberlour 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky – A traditional Scotch whisky that is smooth and easy to drink, Aberlour 12 is a great choice for those new to whisky and is often considered one of the best.
It has a sweet, smoky taste that is perfect for winter drinks. Aberlour 12 Year Old is a traditional Scotch Whisky that is matured in both traditional oak and sherry casks. This gives the whisky a unique flavour profile that many enjoy.
Some people find the whisky to be smooth and enjoyable, while others find its complex flavour profile to be something they can't get enough of. Whether you're a fan of Aberlour or not, it's worth trying this whisky during the winter season for its warmth and deliciousness.
The Aberlour 12 is a Scotch whisky that offers fruity notes of red apple with a palate that offers sherry characters balanced with chocolate, toffee, cinnamon and ginger. The finish is warm, lingering and slightly spicy. This whisky makes for a great winter drink due to its warmth and fruity flavours.
Tasting Notes: Soft and rounded with red apple, rich chocolate, and an unmistakable sherried character
2. The Glenlivet 18 Year Old – One of the most popular whiskies on the market, Glenlivet 18 is has a strong flavour that is perfect for those who enjoy a strong drink.
This whisky is also perfect for people who want to experience a traditional Scotch whisky. If you're looking for a whisky that is elegant and rich, look no further than Glenlivet 18.
This whisky has been matured in American and European oak casks for a minimum of 18 years, which gives it a complex flavour profile. It is the champion of our range, winning more awards than any other. If you're looking for a winter whisky to try, this is definitely one to consider.
Tasting Notes: Rich toffee, sweet oranges, raisins, winter spice
3. Longmorn Distiller's Choice – A classic whisky that has been around since the 1800s, Longmorn is a must-try for anyone looking for an exquisite taste experience.
Longmorn is an exceptionally balanced and elegant Single Malt that is smooth and creamy with subtle spice and sweet treacle. This whisky is perfect for those who are looking for an exceptionally smooth, elegant experience with just a touch of spice and sweetness.
Longmorn is a whisky that is matured in three types of oak barrels. First fill American oak barrels give the whisky its sweet caramel notes, ex-sherry butts add hints of warming spice, and traditional oak imparts subtle depth.
This whisky is perfect to enjoy this winter season as it has a warming and comforting quality and effect.
Tasting Notes: Sweet caramel, hints of warming spice and traditional oak for subtle depth.
4. Redbreast Lustau Edition – Another popular whisky that boasts complex flavours and aromas, Redbreast Lustau is perfect for those who want something special in their drink.
A unique collaboration, the Bodegas Lustau and the Midleton Distillery teamed up to create a whisky called Redbreast Lustau Edition. This limited edition whisky is made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in copper pot stills.
The result is a smooth, rich spirit that is perfect for winter celebrations. Whether enjoying it neat or over ice, Redbreast Lustau Edition will be a memorable experience.
Redbreast Lustau edition spent its final maturation journey in casks seasoned with the finest Oloroso Sherry in the Bodegas Lustau, the result is the ultimate sherried style of Redbreast. At 46% ABV, it's also a powerful drink that will leave you feeling warm and content.
If you're looking for an excellent sherried style whisky to sip on this winter, the Redbreast Lustau edition is definitely worth trying.
Tasting Notes: Rich infusion of dark fruits, prunes, dates and figs with liquorice, marzipan, toasted oak and aromatic spices.
5. Royal Salute 21 Year Old Signature Blend Scotch Whisky – A royal blend made with nine different whiskies, Royal Salute is perfect for those who want to experience a wide variety of flavours in one glass.
With the youngest whisky used in the blend being 21 years old, Royal Salute begins where others end. Royal Salute 21 Year Old whisky is a luxurious and full-bodied whisky that is perfectly balanced and was originally created for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953.
Royal Salute is a fantastic whisky for those looking for something elegant and sweet. The nose presents notes of pears and citrus fruits, with an elegant blend of vanilla and dry oak. The palate is smooth and lush, with flavours of toasted bread, glazed fruits, and a warming finish. This whisky would be perfect for sipping on a cold winter evening!
The Royal Salute whisky is a fantastic dram to enjoy throughout winter. The mouthfeel is smooth and the flavours are vibrant. The orange marmalade and fresh pears give a welcoming warmth, while the spices and hazelnut provide a brave explosion of flavour. The smoke lingers after the excitement has subsided, providing a depth of complexity that makes this whisky an excellent choice for winter sipping.
Tasting Notes: Sweet orange marmalade, fresh pears, savoury nuttiness with a whisper of smoke.
There are many great whiskies out there, but these five are some of the best. However, that is not to say there are not other great whiskies available and you should try one this winter.
Take a look at our entire range of whiskies here and I am sure you will find something that will suit your needs and keep you toasty this winter.