What to buy a Whisky Drinker for Christmas? Here are a few Ideas.

Whisky drinkers are notoriously fussy people. Even if we don’t like to admit it, we are.  Most people will shy away from buying us whiskies for Christmas in case “they get it wrong”

Nice socks , but where is my 1972 Clynelish?

So what whisky related gifts should you buy a Whisky Drinker this Christmas?

Help is at hand with a few suggestions from The Amateur Drammer.

A SWIG Hip Flask

SWIG Hip Flasks are fantastic, look amazing and come beautifully presented. They are available in leather covers, tweed covers or on their own. You can choose to have them engraved and they even come in a swanky presentation box.


Any Whisky Drinker will love one of these ( I should know, I have one – Amateur Drammer Approved).  Just follow the link to choose your Hip Flask.

The Malt Whisky Yearbook
The Yearbook is again fully revised and packed with new and up-to-date information on whisky distilleries from all over the world. Distinguished whisky writers including Charles MacLean, Gavin Smith, Ian Buxton, Martine Nouet, Neil Ridley, Jonny McCormick, Nicholas Coldicott and Stefan van Eycken contribute with features penned exclusively for the Yearbook.


The Malt Whisky Yearbook 2016 lists hundreds of whisky shops, whisky sites and new bottlings. A comprehensive summary of the whisky year that was and all the latest statistics are also included. More than 200 tasting notes describing the flavour of single malts from all working distilleries in Scotland and Japan.
For information and to purchase a copy click here.

Angels Share Glass

Angels Share Glass produce some of the nicest whisky drinking accessories you can buy. From water droppers (which come highly recommended – I received one as a present and it is lovely) to drinking glasses, cufflinks and decanters you will find something for every drammer here.


For information and to see their full range click here

I Want To Know Whisky

If you know someone with an interest in Scotland’s national drink, I Want To Know Whisky is the perfect gift. Beautifully narrated by Scottish actor Alec Newman, I Want To Know Whisky is an interactive online experience endorsed by none other than Charles MacLean. The experience takes members on a journey of discovery, providing a fascinating and detailed insight into the history, culture, crafting, tasting and serving of Scotch whisky.


For more information on this fantastic learning experience click here.

A Subscription to Whisky Magazine


Whisky magazine is an industry leading publication and is available in a print subscription or now as a digital download. why not take out a subscription as a gift for the whisky drinker in your life? Whether you want to learn more or enhance your existing knowledge of whisky, a subscription to Whisky Magazine will be an ideal drinking companion.

For subscription enquiries and further info please click here.

Blend your own Whisky with Master of Malt

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at blending your own whisky, you’ll love this. Online retailer Master of Malt have created a whisky blending kit, which contains everything you’ll need to go about making your own whisky. Once you’ve perfected your blend using the whiskies provided, you can then order a bottle of your own, masterfully created blended whisky.

The whisky blending kit includes the following:

– 2x 3cl drams of Single Grain “base whisky”
– 2x 3cl drams of Single Malt “base whisky”
– 3cl Speyside single malt (sherry matured)
– 3cl Highland single malt
– 3cl Islay single malt
– 3cl Lowland single malt
– 3cl Old Highland single malt (sherry finished)
– 3cl Old Speyside single malt
– 3cl Very, very old Grain whisky
– 3cl Very old Islay single malt

I have one of these and it is probably THE perfect present for a whisky geek.

You can purchase the Whisky Blending Kit here.

That’s it, my guide to What to Buy a Whisky Drinker for Christmas. Happy Shopping!

Wow, its a Port Ellen!


  1. AmateurDrammer · ·

    Not seen this product at all, send me further info and I can include it in future.



  2. And there’s also the Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar by Secret Spirits. 25 x 50ml bottles including a whisky glass, collectable lapel pin. Available in Canada and the U.K. They even have a solid rosewood box Collector’s Edition version.

  3. […] the Amateur Drammer’s Gift Guide to Christmas it appears that there are still a few of you undecided about Christmas gifts for your whisky […]

  4. AmateurDrammer · ·

    Unfortunately not. Happy to answer any questions on it if you want to email me. andy@amateurdrammer.com

  5. Do you have a blog post on the blend your own whisky?

  6. Reblogged this on Whiskey And Whisky For The Everyday Man and commented:
    Great Ideas!

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