Something for everyone
Christmas is coming and with it, a list that rivals that of jolly St Nick! Never fear, Mads Schmoll has a list of whisky and gifts for your nearest and dearest
PHOTOS: PETER SANDGROUND
THE ONE WHO KEEPS SPIRITS BRIGHT
They’ve been the life of the Zoom party, keeping your virtual get togethers almost as fun as in real life. Our Social butterfly upgrade gives them the ultimate Members’ Room experience with exclusive cask samples, tickets and invites to very special events plus a few other surprises. When it comes to whisky, think lively, fruity and festive.
Flavour profiles: Young & Spritely, Lightly Peated, Spicy & Dry
More gift ideas: Single cask gin; Single cask rum
What better gift for a whisky newbie than their very own membership to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society? It's the perfect introduction to a lifetime's love affair with whisky in its purest form.
Flavour profiles: Take your pick from any of our 12 categories to get started
More gift ideas: Society membership with a bottle; Society whisky glass
THE BON VIVANT
For foodies, it’s all about whisky that shows off their hard work in the kitchen. Choose bold fruity flavours for red meats and salty sweet flavours for seafood. For dessert, treat them to something altogether different with one of our single cask armagnacs or cognacs – a luxurious tipple for the festive season.
Flavour profiles: Lightly Peated, Sweet, Fruity & Mellow, Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits
More gift ideas: Single cask armagnac, Single cask cognac, Society spirit glass
There’s poetry in a dram and a good book. Take in the early days of the Society with Pip Hills in The Founder’s Tale paired with a dram that’s packed with plenty to explore.
Flavour profiles: Spicy & Sweet, Old & Dignified, Peated
More gift ideas: The Founder’s Tale; Society whisky glass
THE ONE WHO BRINGS GOOD CHEER
Celebrate the one who has kept you in good spirits with our new hipflask. Share tidings of comfort and joy and raise a glass with whiskies that are powerful, deep and full of riches.
Flavour profiles: Old & Dignified, Peated, Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
More gift ideas: Society whisky glass; Society polo shirt
THE DRINKS WIZARD
Right around the time you tried making banana bread, they were whipping up drink after drink, making the kind of Whisky Sour you would find in a cocktail bar. The key here is versatility with whiskies that are spicy and rye-like or refreshing and cooling. Or add a different dimension with a smoky whisky.
Flavour profiles: Spicy & Dry, Peated, Light & Delicate
More gift ideas: Single cask rum; Single cask cognac
There’s nothing like the sea breeze, but it certainly can cool you down rather quickly! Our new Society beanie and bobbble hats will keep them warm in all their outdoor endeavours – whether it’s a quick jaunt to the shops for forgotten items, or an altogether bigger adventure in 2021. When it comes to whisky take your notes from their outdoor haunts – pebble beaches, bonfires and workshops.
Flavour profiles: Oily & Coastal, Lightly Peated, Juicy, Oak & Vanilla
More gift ideas: Society outdoor jacket
THE STAR BAKER
They’ve had their Christmas pudding soaking for months and already have a list of biscuits planned for this year’s festivities. Treat them to a whisky that has sweet flavours that they already love to share - apple pie, marmalade, and Turkish Delight!
Flavour profiles: Sweet, Fruity and Mellow, Spicy & Sweet, Juicy, Oak & Vanilla
More gift ideas: Society whisky glass, Single cask Cognac, Society Spirit Glass
THE GRILL MASTER
It’s not exactly grill season, but there’s always room for marshmallows around the firepit. Treat them to a peated whisky full of smoke and big meaty flavours.
Flavour profiles: Peated, Lightly Peated, Oily & Coastal
More gift ideas: Society outdoor jacker; Society beanie; Society hipflask
THE WHISKY ENTHUSIAST
Keep your seasoned whisky explorer warm and dry on their whisky adventures with our outdoor jacket. Lined with fleece, it’s perfect for those breezy Islay distillery pilgrimages. When looking for whisky go bold with unusual cask types.
Flavour profiles: Heavily Peated, Old & Dignified
More gift ideas: Society bobble hat; Society beanie; Society Tasting kit