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It’s that time of the year again when everyone’s favourite festivals and holidays are just around the corner. The festive season brings with it the excitement of getting together with old friends, reconnecting with family and of course, the little joys of rustling up our favourite sweets and snacks in the kitchen. During this time, it’s the opportune moment to give the ones we love a little token of gratitude. And what better way to show your appreciation than with a bottle of some of the world’s finest Single Malt?
There’s a reason why it makes such a great gift. It isn’t just a great drink, it comes with a legacy that goes back over a century. The story of the first ever batch of Singleton Single Malt Scotch Whisky has its origins in 1897, when it was rumoured to be a favourite of King Edward VII. Crafted at The Glendullan distillery in Speyside, Scotland the single malt has reached the palettes of many a scotch drinker around the world, but it’s appeal lies in the fact that it’s a malt for all. Meant to be unapologetically enjoyed, the drink makes the perfect gift for someone you respect and care about.
Along with the string of lights in your balcony and the gifts on the table, your bar is the perfect place to add some festive spirit. So surprise a special person in your life with a gift that’s bound to spark some joy this season. Boasting fresh, complex flavours, The Singleton is crafted for everyone from experienced single malt drinkers to novices. The sheer deliciousness of the drink, whether it’s the 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old or the 18 Year old, comes from the years of dedication and research that has gone into creating the perfect single malt. It’s a drink that you can enjoy, and make your own.
The Singleton 12 Year Old is an easy to enjoy single malt with notes of luscious brown sugar, soft cooked apples and creamy toffee. Matured in a high proportion of American oak casks with a small portion of European oak casks to balance the liquid, it’s a drink that can be had over conversations with family and friends. Soft and pleasantly sweet with fruity, fragrant notes of subtle sandalwood and vanilla, it’s meant for well-intentioned weekends. For those who love a good Old Fashioned, just add a pour of The Singleton 12 Year Old, a splash of club soda, 2 – 4 bitters, 1 cube of brown sugar and an orange twist for garnish, and you’ve got yourself a delicious cocktail! It also makes the ideal drink to serve at a festive gathering.
The Singleton 15 Year Old boasts of a fruity decadence, notes of zesty coriander, zingy pepper, honey and creamy toffee. It has a soft and sweet palette with hints of citrus and vanilla with a dry finish. It can be served with a delicious meal or appetizers. Cheese and meat platters, sushi rolls, dry fruits and nuts all pair beautifully with it. The Singleton 18 Year Old is smooth and sublime with notes of sweet fruits, berries, dark toffee and silky honey. You can have it neat or with a little water that allows the pleasant, nutty spiciness to come through the drink.
When you’re sending it as a gift, it’s always nice to make a little DIY kit. Perhaps write down a recipe for a cocktail you know they will like or send them a food platter and some festive sweets to go along with it. The beauty of this single malt is that it goes well with everything from finger foods to desserts, so consider sending a box of gourmet cheeses, dry fruits or chocolates along with it. If you’re gifting a friend some single malt for the festive season, you can even accompany it with a bar kit so they can conjure up their own cocktails. Your bar kit can include whisky stones and a hip flask for someone who likes to travel. Cocktail making kits can include shakers, strainers, whisky glasses and measuring cups. To complete the package, you can even handwrite a few delicious whisky cocktail recipes and throw in boxes of bitters, herbs and some dehydrated fruit to add to the drink.
At a time when DMs and texts are just about everybody’s go-to communication, sending someone a curated gift makes the gesture so much more special. This festive season, put a smile on someone’s face with a gift that’s thoughtful, delicious and made to be unapologetically enjoyed.
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