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Top 5 wedding whiskys this Wedding season

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Top 5 wedding whiskys this Wedding season

Compass Box Juveniles

Can you hear the wedding bells already or is it this Juveniles bottling from Compass Box? This is a perfect dram to seal the deal or to announce an embarrassing speech from a relative. Once you’ve downed this bottle with your friends and family, it still will be an awesome memory to the greatest day of your life because of the little bell at the bottom of the bottle. It is a very elegant dram which will fit a wedding day just perfectly!

Nose

Wax, pears and green apples. Dried grass, a hint of nuts, citrus and pineapple.

Palette

Mineral and waxy, fresh and sweet, old wood, passion fruit and biscuits.

Finish

Shortbread, candle wax, cinnamon and ginger, hay, white grapes and orchard fruits.

CountryScotland
RegionHighland/Speyside
TypeBlended Malt
AgeNAS
ABV46% ABV

Rock Island

Asking the question takes a lot of courage, because you probably don’t know what his or her answer is going to be. You’ll only know if you ask and the same goes for opening up an oyster in some kind of way. You have to put in the effort to see if the pearl is inside and since it has so many similarities to a ring box this Rock Island is a must have on your wedding day, especially if your wedding, or the wedding you’re attending, is sea- or water themed. Ahoy! 

Nose

Pear, a whiff of sea breeze, banana, white grapes, popcorn, lemon ice cream and creme bruleé. Some fresh peat comes along.

Palette

Somewhat smooth on the palate, with apples, pear juice, barley and grapes. A bit minerally as well. It feels like you are on a pier.

Finish

An interesting finish with salty fudge, biscuits and some peat. Lychees, vanilla and even some chlorine (in a good way). Very dry, fresh and sweet in the end.

CountryScotland
RegionIslay/Islands
TypeBlended Malt
AgeNAS
ABV46.8% ABV

Glengoyne 21

The best day of your life asks for an impeccable whisky. This Glengoyne 21 years old will be enjoyed by each and everyone attending your wedding day. Everything checks out and that is something you are aiming for on such a special day. You literally can’t go wrong with this one and you will always have a bond with this extraordinary whisky. We definitely think everyone should own at least one bottle of this excellent dram so it is the perfect gift as well!

Nose

Fruity and juicy, a candy-like sweetness, kiwi, red fruits, minerals, peaches, dried strawberries and a malty sweetness.

Palette

Soft and well balanced, a bit exotic with notes of strawberry and pistachio, pencil shavings, kiwi, apricots and some drier notes of wood and raisins.

Finish

The finish is long, juicy, fruity and woody. Peanuts, warming spices, lightly tropical, sugar cane, barley and a drying hint of raisins. Feels very vibrant, but mature nonetheless.

CountryScotland
RegionHighlands
TypeSingle Malt
Age21 years old
ABV43% ABV

GlenDronach Cask Bottlings

What’s greater than gifting a bottle with the year that the couple met on the label? It’s a bit tricky, because whisky has to be aged for at least three years before we may call it whisky. And those young bottlings are pretty hard to find when you’re looking for a both tasty and aesthetically pleasing bottle. But when the couple knows each other for a while, you should be able to get one. Or maybe you can just decide to buy the birth years of both couples. In either case, take a look at GlenDronach’s Cask bottlings. They look good, they clearly show the year on the label and they’re very good in terms of quality. They’re not the cheapest, but you’ll definitely make an impression.

Nose

Dark sherry nose, tobacco, licorice, pre chocolate, cinnamon, apple syrup, ripe pears, Danish pastry, sugar and honey coated peanuts, fresh oak, warm spices, a used eraser, cherries, crayons, nutmeg and gunpowder. Probably one of the most wonderful noses we ever encountered!

Palette

Full and rich, oily and mouth coating, sultanas, a good touch of old wood, dried fruits and a sticky taste of grapes.

Finish

The finish is dry and syrupy and seems to last forever, very heavy on the raisins, there’s a funny hint of winegums, cinnamon, spicy wood, gunpowder, lemon zest and sultanas.

CountryIreland
TypePot Still
Age12yo
ABV58.6% ABV

Lagavulin 16yo

Maybe this one is not particularly a whisky for gifting, but rather for the day itself. Imagine yourself as the groom, you invited your best friends and family and you take a little moment with the boys (and girls, if they’re into whisky, of course!). Take a well deserved cigar and a glass of Lagavulin 16 and reflect on what the most beautiful day of your life has brought. Raise a glass to the ones who you’re surrounded with and raise a toast to the departed loved ones. Every time you drink this whisky in the future, will remind you of this day.

Nose

A whiff of sulfur and redcurrants. A combination of thick smoke and something fruity. The maltiness and sweet embers compliment that very well.

Palette

The palate is surprisingly tropical with kiwi and smoked pineapple. It has a copper element and some fresh sawdust, with red fruits to top it off.

Finish

Dried currants, pineapple and toasted oak. An extinguished bonfire, pecan and sweet barley. After a while, the taste of struck matches remains and pairs very well with a cigar.

CountryScotland
RegionIslay
TypeSingle Malt
Age16 years old
ABV43% ABV

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