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The best whiskies to buy this Christmas

Whether you’re looking for brilliant gifts for spirits lovers or stocking up on wine for the forthcoming festivities, The Whisky Exchange’s three London shops have all you need and more – including a large number of limited editions

The Whisky Exchange store

CHRISTMAS IS ALWAYS a great excuse to open some spectacular drinks, and if your cellar is looking a little empty there’s no better place to stock up than one of The Whisky Exchange’s three London shops.

Not only do the Covent Garden, Great Portland Street and London Bridge shops have floor-to-ceiling shelves packed full of the finest whiskies, wines and spirits from around the world, but they’re also staffed by the capital’s biggest drinks geeks.

Whether you’re looking for a present for someone who loves Lagavulin single malt whisky, want to discuss the merits of chardonnay versus pinot noir for pairing with your Christmas turkey, or are searching for a Cognac from a boutique producer like the stunning Delamain XO Centenaire, its staff are there to help you find the perfect bottle.

For those with time to browse, there’s always a bottle or two of something special open to try, or you could pop down to a barrel-top event after work where a range of producers will be vying for space in your drinks cabinet this Christmas.

Whichever shop you visit, they’re sure to help you get into the festive spirit. You can find out what’s happening when by signing up to the tasting event reminders at thewhiskyexchange.com/shops/explore

HOW TO FIND THEM

Find The Whisky Exchange at one of its three London shop locations:

  • 2 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9HH, Tel: 020 7100 0088
  • 90-92 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 7NT, Tel: 020 7100 9888
  • 88 Borough High Street, London Bridge, SE1 1LL, Tel: 020 7631 3888

Shop more than 10,000 bottles at thewhiskyexchange.com or follow on Instagram; Twitter; or Facebook.

MALT IN THE MOUTH

The Whisky Exchange limited editions

The Whisky Exchange is constantly scouring the world for the best casks of whisky, a selection of which get bottled exclusively for customers. These make the perfect festive gift – for a whisky-lover or for yourself. All are available from The Whisky Exchange's three London shops.

CHRISTMAS MALT 2021, £83.20

A delicious single malt that tastes just like Christmas – indulgent fruitcake and chocolate selection boxes scoffed beside roaring fires.

STARWARD 2016, £88.45

All the way from Australia, this single malt tastes of honeycomb, apricot and sultana crumble and vanilla ice cream. A fantastic Christmas party talking point.

GLENFARCLAS 15 YEAR OLD, £78.40

A fruity Glenfarclas single malt bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange after 15 years in sherry-seasoned oak. It’s a beautiful gift for lovers of rich Speyside whisky.

HIGHLAND PARK 2003, £199

A limited-edition favourite, this 2003 Highland Park single malt was bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange after 16 years maturing in a single sherry cask.

For more information, go to thewhiskyexchange.com

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