For the discerning gentleman who likes a dram now and then, the right whisky makes for the perfect gift this coming holiday season. Why stop there though? The Glenfiddich label personalisation service now lets you present a well-loved whisky – or two – complete with a bespoke bottle label to make the gift truly unique.
Glenfiddich’s personalised bottle labels is available with any new in-store or online purchase of the brand’s Our Solera Fifteen and Our Original Twelve whiskies. The process is simple: the labels are customised online at GiftGlenfiddich.com, and two copies will arrive within five to seven working days. All that’s left to be done is to adhere the label onto the bottle before it is presented to the intended recipient. It’s fairly straightforward, but the service offers a way to mark an occasion, send a message, and more, just by giving the bottle of whisky an extra dimension of personalised touch.
Choice of whisky
As for the choice of whisky, both Our Original Twelve and Our Solera Fifteen are crowd pleasers that make good gifts. Our Original Twelve begins with a fresh, fruity nose bearing a hint of pear. These notes extend to the palate, where butterscotch, cream, malt, and oak also reveal themselves before giving way to a long, smooth, and mellow finish.
Our Solera Fiften, on the other hand, is more complex. On the nose, notes of honey and vanilla are balanced by rich, dark fruits. A layered presentation of sherry oak, marzipan, cinnamon, and ginger follows on the palate, before turning into a rich finish with lingering sweetness.
You really can’t go wrong with either. In our opinion, Our Original Twelve is more suitable for cocktails such as the classic highball, while Our Solera Fifteen is best enjoyed on its own or, if you prefer, with a dash of water. So, consider the recipient’s drinking preferences when making your choice. There is, of course, the option to get both – each personalised using the Glenfiddich label personalisation service.
Glenfiddich whiskies including Our Original Twelve and Our Solera Fifteen are available from William Grant & Sons’ flagship store on Lazada.