The myth that women and whiskey don’t mix is nothing more than an outdated tradition: whiskey is an amateur’s drink, and sex or gender doesn’t contribute to that conversation.
This Women’s Day, we’ve lined up seven whiskeys the women in your life will love, some because their packaging is a keepsake, and some simply because they’re a phenomenal drink. The only thing you need to make sure of? Being a worthy company when that plug is uncovered.
Best whiskey brands that are the perfect gift for Women’s Day:
Chivas Regal 25 Years
OG luxury Chivas is reimagined in this beautiful Strathisla blend, made from a series of rare 25-year-old Scotch whiskey brands. The usquebaugh is combined with soulful notes of berries and licorice on the nose, leading to buttery caramel, custard and anise and a quick, pronounced butterscotch finish. An absolutely delicious drink that goes well with a romantic dinner of fajitas and toast.
Hibiki 21 Years Old
We are fans of a great mix, and even more so those that come in bottles you can proudly show off. This Japanese edition is verified on both counts.
Featuring an award-winning smoky blend with hints of lemon, caramelized walnuts, oak and dark cherry that comes in a glass stoppered jar that ‘s a joy to pull out at parties, there’s no doubt the woman on the other side of this gift will be more than pleased.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
The blend born from the single malt rebellion does a steadfast job of making sure it’s not second best, and Blue Label is the top tier in the company’s arsenal of phenomenal blends.
The rich whiskey is packed with oak, spices, dried fruit, cedar and a hint of caramel. And, because only one in ten thousand barrels makes it through the cut, it’s also extremely rare; as the woman of your life.
The Macallan No. 6
Lalique personalized crystal decanter alone that carries this whiskey is a gift in itself: when the last drops of whiskey are gone, it can simply perch as a stunning decoration on your shelves for eternity.
The silky dark liquid that fills it, made from Spanish sherry-seasoned oak casks filled for the first time and bursting with spices, raisins, dates, dark chocolate and vanilla, isn’t just there to look pretty, either.
We’re always partial to a great homegrown, and if the woman in your life enjoys a good find made locally, Kamet fits the bill. A single malt whiskey that originates from the foothills of the Himalayas, the notes of vanilla, dark chocolate and dried fruit in this oak-spiced whiskey are best enjoyed with a splash of water and in good company.
Suntory Whiskey Toki
Straight from the endless creative arsenal of Suntory’s chief blender, Shinji Fukuyo , comes this refreshingly original Japanese whisky.
A blend of Hakushu American White Oak Cask Single Malt Whiskey with Chita Heavy Grain Whiskey that pairs perfectly, the undertones in this blend (created in part with select Yamazaki malts) are the kind that linger long after the white pepper finish. and ginger.
Glenfiddich Mr. Porter
A beautiful bottle that is a collaboration with one of the largest fashion portals in the world? What could not be loved! Sure, the silky-smooth single malt is made in hand-selected new American oak, ex-bourbon and European oak sherry casks, packed with fudge, ginger, spiced oak and caramelized sugar, it’s a delight. But damn that collector’s edition bottle, though.