Quiz: which whisky should I buy as a Christmas present?

Take the hassle out of trying to choose the perfect bottle of whisky for a gift this Christmas with our handy quiz.

Published 16th Dec 2016
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Whether you are buying a bottle to impress the father-in-law, as a thank you to a relative, or simply to show your significant other that you love them, whisky can be the perfect present to show some festive goodwill.

The only problem is the sheer variety of styles and expressions on offer can often be bewildering, thankfully our test can help.

Just answer the questions below to see what we recommend.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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