2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Bourbon and Whisky

My gosh, December already! Where has the year gone? As our stress levels go up with all the holiday gifts we have to buy, I am here to help a bit if whisk(e)y is what you are looking for.

Note: If you aren’t familiar with my blog I purchase every single whiskey, whisky and bourbon I have featured in this blog. I have been honest about my opinion without any biased. It’s hard work and it costs money but it is truly something I enjoy. I hope to bring you lots more in 2018 as the bulk of the products we tasted in Scotland will be featured then. For those of you who continue to follow and support me, THANK YOU!

Let’s get started, the list below is broken down by price range. Most of the prices below are a range of costs (+/-), as prices may vary depending on where you live and buy. Finally, I have tasted every single product mentioned on my list. I will never recommend a product I myself haven’t tasted. You’ll be able to click on the links below to read my notes on each of the product.

Bourbon / American Whiskey
Less Expensive

  1. Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon $25 (keeping from last year)
  2. Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey $36 (bringing back to the list)


  1. Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon $55-$60 (Still my favorite bourbon)

High Priced

  1. Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Cask Strength $95-$110

Irish Whiskey
Less Expensive

  1. Flaming Leprechaun Special Reserve Blended Irish Whiskey $35
  2. South Boston Irish Whiskey $30


  1. The Irishman 12-year Whiskey $73

Mid to High

  1. Green Spot Château Léoville Barton $80-$100

Whisky – Blended
Less Expensive

  1. John Barr Reserve Blend $25
  2. Johnnie Walker Green Label 15-Year $55


Less Expensive

  1. Springbank 10-year $59
  2. Port Charlotte 10 year 2nd Edition $70


  1. Laphroaig 15 year-old Limited Edition $79 (bringing back to the list and if you can find it, it’s great)
  2. Glenlivet 18 year-old $80-$90 (bringing back to the list)

High Priced

  1. Aberfeldy 21-Year $150 +

Bonus: The best whisky I’ve had this year was Ardbeg 21. It’s simply fantastic and beautifully made. It’s expensive and not sure you’ll be able to find, but if you find it and can try, it’s absolutely worth it.

Happy shopping! Hope this list helps you find what you are looking for, for the whisk(e)y lover in your life.


Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.


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