But all murder aside, Valentine’s Day has become an international celebration of love, and here we want to spread that love to all our Whisky fans and their Spirit-ual soulmates... With that in mind, we’ve come up with gift ideas that any Whisky lover would fall for.
Take them to...
Renowned as being one of the most picturesque distilleries, you can’t help but fall in love with Strathisla. It is also one of the oldest continuously working distilleries and has a long and varied history.
The views from Strathisla are out on to the beautiful countryside of Speyside. Scotland has been named the most beautiful country in the world, and Speyside plays a big part in that achievement. Strathisla is placed right in the middle of the region and is truly remarkable. It is the perfect place to bring the person you love for Valentine’s Day.
Strathearn is a quaint distillery that also happens to be one of Scotland’s smallest. An experience day at Strathearn is a day out that any Whisky lover will adore. They offer three packages, including a one day, three day and five day Whisky school, where you can learn all about what it takes to become a master distiller.
This is the perfect romantic experience to bring your favourite Whisky enthusiast. You can learn more together about the wonderful world of Whisky, and enjoy the quaint surroundings of Strathearn at the same time.
One of the best perks of being a Flaviar Member is the experience. If you wanna up the ante and give your Whisky lover a really cool experience, you can take them straight to the source, where the magic happens at one of the many distilleries from the Flaviar Distillery Tours.
Treat them to...
Forget the chocolate. Gift them a Whisky club membership. Flaviar is a "Club for explorers at heart" that allows its Members to enjoy and learn about an ever-changing collection of craft and premium Spirits.
They receive a bunch of benefits, such as a choice of one complimentary Tasting Box, in addition to a full-size bottle, access to a curated selection of bottles, samples, The Vault (a selection of ultra-rare and collector’s products), Flaviar’s own private bottlings & special editions and exclusive tasting events and more! Whew...we're not sure how you'll outdo yourself next year though.
This is the ideal Valentine’s gift for a Whisky lover as it is packed with variety and choice. It really is the gift that just keeps giving!
Or give them something shiny to warm their heart, while keeping what they love close to their heart, like this stylish Flaviar flask.
And for those who want to broadcast their allegiance to excellence, there are Flaviar socks, shirts, sweaters, pins, beret caps, and even a full-blown home bar that you can personalize with the recipient's name. Make sure their Whisky game is always on point.
Let them taste...
A Whisky and Chocolate Pairing set from the Highland Chocolatier
Could there be anything better than pairing Whisky and chocolate? Ian Burnett Whisky pairing luxury chocolates give you the chance to sit down with your significant other and truly enjoy some great Whiskies alongside some mouth-watering chocolate. This is ideal even if you aren’t that into Whisky as the chocolate is a great way to start tasting it. Why not use it to bond with your Whisky enthusiast and learn more about the stuff they love?
The Macallan 12 Year Old Glass Set
You can’t go wrong with Macallan, this malt has been matured in Sherry casks, to give it lots of spice and fruity sweetness. There is a gentle undertone of smoke as well that really picks up on the palate. This is a fantastic Scotch.
Highland Park Viking Honour 12 Year Old
There is something special about Highland Park Whiskies and this Viking Honour 12 Year Old is no exception. At the core of the Highland Park Single Malt range, this Norse Whisky has a pleasantly sweet profile offset by light peat smoke.
Not to mention it has over thirty medals and competitions under its belt.
The Glenrothes 12-Year-Old
Dessert in a glass, this Glenrothes 12YO is inspired by a technique used in the little town of Jerez, that involves sun-drying grapes to make Sherry. Banana, vanilla, citrus and cinnamon are just some of the delicious notes that epitomize the Glenrothes’ house style.
The Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac Cask Selection
The flavor profile of The Glenlivet 14 Year Cognac Cask Selection was exceptionally well-received, so it has been renewed with a few tweaks. Expect the classic notes you love in Glenlivet with additional notes of sultanas and mandarins.
Wanna dial up the romance? Add a set of 2 glasses so you guys can enjoy a great dram together!