Wedding anniversary gift guide - The whisky edition
With Valentine’s Day coming up it’s time to share our very clever anniversary blog, giving you ideas for lots of whisky related gifts which link to anniversary years. With lovely, surprising stories behind why they would be the perfect gift for a partner, friend, or couple celebrating a special anniversary year, read on for a dram of inspiration.
1st Wedding Anniversary – Paper
Books – We’ve got a range of different whisky related books, from ultimate guides, to books with cocktail recipes and even whisky cooking. Whether your loved one is looking to learn more about Scotch, create new exciting whisky recipes or find out about the latest whiskies – we’ve got you sorted!
There is also our wee whisky tasting journal, because, trust us, it’s too easy to forget what you thought about a whisky during a tasting. This little pocket sized A6 journal is the perfect self-created reference of your musings and ponderings over each new discovery!
5th Wedding Anniversary - Wood
Collectivum XXV111 is a combination of one cask of each of Scotch whisky distiller, Diageo’s 28 single malts. A mixture of both hogshead and sherry butts Collectivum XXVIII is bottled at natural cask strength. With limited availability worldwide this is a perfect gift for someone who is hard to buy for! This blended malt will take the recipient on a sensational journey across Scotland from the comfort of their favourite chair!
Wooden Magazine Rack – This beautifully crafted magazine rack would be a perfect addition to a whisky lover’s front room AND it can also double as a bottle rack – so if you’re looking for somewhere to stash more whisky bottles, this is perfect!
10th Anniversary - Tin
Our regional collection of Whisky Teas are packaged in a presentation tin and are blended with real single malt whisky from each of Scotland’s unique whisky regions. Each tea has been carefully hand-crafted to reflect the typical characteristics of each region.
The Highlands tea blend is sweet and floral, with hints of fruit and spice.
Islay is well known for its fiery, smoky, peaty whiskies which are echoed in the Islay tea blend.
The Speyside tea blend is inspired by Speyside’s fruity character and smooth sweetness.
The Lowland tea blend is full of citrus and vanilla notes and is perfect for fans of Lowland whiskies.
The Campbeltown tea blend is infused with a sweet chocolate and plum flavour leading to a spicy finish.
Take your pick from one of the above five teas which best suit your the palate of the person you are buying the gift for!
Smokehead Gift Tin – This is a tin of whisky not for the fainthearted. Smokehead is ideal for your loved one with an appreciation for heavy, earthy peat. This selection includes Smokehead, Smokehead High Voltage and Smokehead Rum Rebel presented in a gift tin complete with smoky skull. It’s smokin’!
15th Anniversary - Crystal
Crystal Glencairn Tumbler – Is your other half a fan of all things retro and whisky? Then this Glencairn ‘Edinburgh’ style cut glass tumbler is the perfect present. Ideal for those who love their Scotch ‘on the rocks’ or with a mixer!
Set of 2 Crystal Glencairn Glasses – The perfect 15th anniversary gifts for your favourite couple! These two crystal glasses are perfect for the couple to cheers their post anniversary dinner dram with because there is no point in using crystal and not hearing that beautiful ring when you clink glasses together!
25th Anniversary - Silver
Silver Whisky Tasting Tour for two – This gift is the perfect introduction to the world of Scotch whisky. Give the gift of our Silver Tour, where the recipients will learn about all things Scotch whisky, view the world’s more beautiful and unusual whisky collection and enjoy a wee tutored dram on tour! This pack also includes our exclusive 5cl Scotch Whisky Experience blended whisky miniature. If you’re looking for one single ticket – you can also purchase our Silver Whisky Tasting Tour Ticket on its own.
Silver Cufflinks – Did you know Scotland is home to over 20 million slumbering whisky casks. Let your other half enjoy their very own, in miniature, with these silver whisky barrel cufflinks in a presentation box! They’ll look whisky smart at every occasion!
Silver Quaichs – Used by lairds and clan chiefs at ceremonies and gatherings, quaichs have been cited in poems and literature, recovered in archaeological digs and treasured in collections. Sip a dram to celebrate your 25 years of marriage with a little bit of our history.
Gold Whisky Tasting Tour for two – Get a real taste for Scotch whisky exploring each of our five single malt regions. Give the gift of our Gold Tour, where the recipients will learn about all things Scotch whisky, view the world’s more beautiful and unusual whisky collection and enjoy a tutored tasting of five whiskies from each of the whisky producing regions in Scotland. This pack also includes our exclusive 5cl Scotch Whisky Experience blended whisky miniature. If you’re looking for one single ticket – you can also purchase out Gold Whisky Tasting Tour Ticket on its own.
Glenmorangie Nectar D’or is packaged in a gold whisky box with a gold label decorating the bottle. This sweet and sumptuous whisky was crafted by the 16 men of Tain. Aged in bourbon casks and finished in rare Sauternes wine casks to create a deliciously sweet dram.
70th Anniversary - Platinum
Platinum Whisky Tasting Tour for two – A whisky lover’s dream – a fantastic gift for 70 years of marriage. The recipients will enjoy an early evening tour, plus a guided nosing and tasting of four contrasting single malt whiskies and a blended whisky, followed by an extended viewing of The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky. This pack also includes our exclusive 5cl Scotch Whisky Experience blended whisky miniature. If you’re looking for one single ticket – you can also purchase out Platinum Whisky Tasting Tour Ticket on its own.
Taste of Scotland Whisky Tasting Tour for two – A Scottish blend of whisky and cuisine. Fresh from an in-depth Platinum whisky tour, your loved ones will be seated in our award-winning in house Amber Restaurant to enjoy our renowned Taste of Scotland menu. This pack also includes our exclusive 5cl Scotch Whisky Experience blended whisky miniature. If you’re looking for one single ticket – you can also purchase our Taste of Scotland Whisky Tasting Tour and Dinner on its own.
80th Anniversary - Oak
Balvenie American Oak – 80 years of marriage – and this is just the start of the next chapter. Are you sitting comfortably, then I’ll begin…This is a story about the adventure of flavour and flame. The Balvenie Stories range represents tales of character, endeavour and craft. Each whisky is accompanied by an audiobook which brings to life the story behind the bottle. Will this Balvenie American Oak be your bottle of choice?
A breath of fresh Arran, nicknamed Scotland in miniature, the small island off the south west coast of Scotland is now home to 2 distilleries. Enjoy the fruity and softly sweet notes of the Barrel reserve.
Oak Staves – Now this truly is something to celebrate with – an authentic tasting tray for your own tasting at home. Made in the capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness, every unique piece is handmade from vintage oak whisky barrels, sourced from the surrounding Highland and Speyside distilleries. Created from an original whisky cask stave and supplied with four Glencairn glasses to compare and contrast a range of whiskies. This stunning piece is as beautiful to celebrate with as it is to admire!
Lesser known anniversary gifts!
Celebrating another wedding anniversary or know a couple who like to celebrate in style every year? Then here are a few other ‘lesser known’ anniversary gifts!
6th Wedding Anniversary – Iron – Celebrate the lovely couple by gifting them one of our Islay gift packs which included Iron Brew popping candy chocolate! Iron Brew, white chocolate and popping candy – perfect to unveil your inner child!
7th Wedding Anniversary – Copper – We’ve got a whole range of copper products that can help you celebrate your loved one on your anniversary! From copper placemats to copper pint glasses – we’ve got you covered!
12th Wedding Anniversary – Silk – With its quirky milk churn packaging and silky-smooth, creamy, caramel character Magnum makes the perfect gift. A unique fusion of Speyside Scotch malt whisky and cream, bottled in Edinburgh. The perfect sweet to round off your anniversary dinner – try it over ice or even better over ice-cream!