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Win a £1,200 whisky hamper for Christmas

by is giving one of our readers the chance to win a whisky hamper worth over £1,200 just in time for Christmas.

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Scotch stocking: Could you be waking up on Christmas Day with all these goodies?

The Big Fat Xmas Whisky Hamper features everything a Scotch whisky lover needs to celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style.

Among the items are a Lagavulin 200th Anniversary gift set, including a bottle of the limited edition eight-year-old single malt; a box of Drinks by the Dram Whisky Crackers; a bottle of the new Macallan Edition No 2; a bottle of Benrinnes 20-year-old from The Whisky Exchange’s Time Series, and a copy of The Malt Whisky Yearbook 2017.

The whisky haul doesn’t stop there: also included are a bottle of Bowmore 12 Year Old; Laphroaig 10 Year Old; an Auchentoshan gift set with four ceramic mugs and bottle of Auchentoshan American Oak; a copy of Martine Nouet’s new whisky and cookery book, A Table: Whisky from Glass to Plate; a miniature of’s limited edition Editors’ Choice single malt; a tin of Oban whisky-flavoured fudge; a bottle of Port Askaig 8 Year Old and accompanying book; a Strathisla pewter hipflask; a House of Cheviot tweed flat cap; and a bottle of That Boutique-y Whisky Company Blended Whisky #2.

Rounding off the hamper in style is a bottle of The Blended Whisky Company’s Half-Century Blend, made with whiskies aged for more than 50 years, and a Single Malts of Scotland bottling of Linkwood 24 Year Old.

Details about the full list of prizes included in this massive hamper are listed below. 

All readers have to do to win this unique prize is post a festive photo of their favourite dram on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #xmaswhisky.

Dress your dram up with tinsel, snap your Scotch beside the fireplace or capture a bottle beside the Christmas tree. Whatever the festive season means to you, we want to see it on social media. Just don’t forget the hashtag or we won’t be able to find your photo.

You can find on Facebook at, and on Twitter and Instagram at @Scotchwhiskycom.

The competition is open to UK and Europe residents only, and closes at midnight on Sunday, 11 December. The winner will be selected at random and contacted on Monday,12 December. always recommends its readers enjoy their whisky responsibly.

The Big Fat Xmas Whisky Hamper includes:

*New prize added
Two Whisky Exchange Whisky Show tickets & tasting notes book

A pair of tickets to London's biggest whisky show on 1 September 2017, plus a hardback tasting notes book. The tickets include access to over 600 whiskies to sample, food pairings and cocktails, mini masterclasses and talks, a two-course meal, one Dream Dram token and a tasting glass.

Lagavulin 200th Anniversary Set
Includes a bottle of Lagavulin 8 Year Old, a Lagavulin virtual reality headset, Lagavulin sensory kit, two Lagavulin Glencairn glasses and a Lagavulin pin badge.

Auchentoshan gift set
A bottle of Auchentoshan American Oak complete with four ceramic mugs, perfect for warming Toddies or mixing the brand’s signature beer cocktails.

A Table: Whisky from Glass to Plate by Martine Nouet
French whisky expert and author Martine Nouet presents an original take on whisky as an accompaniment to food through 60 recipes honed over many years as a whisky presenter and cook.

The Malt Whisky Yearbook 2017 by Ingvar Ronde
The latest edition of every malt whisky enthusiast’s handbook features facts and figures from every Scotch malt whisky distillery, as well as in-depth articles on current whisky topics.

Drinks by the Dram Whisky Crackers
A box of six luxury crackers, each featuring a 3cl bottle of whisky, a party hat and joke.

That Boutique-y Whisky Company Blended Whisky #2 18 Year Old
A blended Scotch whisky from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, this time an 18-year-old dram bottled at 46.7% abv.

The Blended Whisky Company Half-Century Blend
A whisky described as a ‘bottle-shaped love letter’ to the days of floor maltings, long fermentations, direct-fired stills and worm tubs, this blend has been created with whisky that’s been aged for over 50 years, and bottled at 45.5% abv. Editors’ Choice miniature
A special miniature bottled to celebrate the launch of in October 2015. The site’s three editors – Dave Broom, Becky Paskin and Richard Woodard – chose to bottle a single malt without an age statement or distillery disclosure to allow readers to just enjoy the whisky in front of them without pre-conceived perceptions of its flavour.

Oban-flavoured fudge
Delicious fudge produced by Gardiners of Scotland that’s infused with the taste of Oban malt whisky. The perfect accompaniment to an after-dinner dram.

Strathisla hip flask
A long British pewter hipflask created by the Quaich Company using traditional methods. Perfect for carrying a dram with you on a long Christmas Day walk.

Macallan Edition No 2
A no-age-statement single malt from Speyside distillery Macallan, featuring whiskies matured in seven different cask types from four Sherry bodegas: Tevesa, Diego Martin, Jose Miguel Martin and Vasyma. It’s bottled at 48.2% abv.

Single Malts of Scotland Linkwood 24 Year Old
A classic Linkwood distilled in 1991 and bottled in 2015, this is a single cask bottling from a Hogshead cask, bottled at 53.8% abv for the Single Malts of Scotland range.

Bowmore 12 Year Old
The 12-year-old sits in Bowmore’s core range of Scotch whiskies, and is a nod to the classic Bowmore style of the 1960s and ’70s. Bottled at 40% abv, this is a sure palate pleaser for Scotch whisky fans who like a touch of peat in their drams.

Laphroaig 10 Year Old, personalised bottle
Another peated delight, Laphroaig 10 Year Old is the original peated whisky from the Islay-based distillery, and is bottled at 40% abv. 

Time II, Benrinnes 20 Year Old
Distilled at Benrinnes distillery, this 20-year-old Scotch whisky was bottled by Speciality Drinks exclusively for The Whisky Exchange Show in London. Bottled at 50% abv, there are only 280 bottles in existence. 

Port Askaig 8 Year Old and notebook
This is the youngest age statement single malt released by Port Askaig from an undisclosed Islay distillery. Bottled by Speciality Drinks, it has an abv of 45.8% and comes with a Port Askaig notebook to scribble all your tasting notes as you enjoy this peated dram. 

House of Cheviot tweed flat cap
House of Cheviot is renowned for its Highland attire, with more than 200 years’ experience. This stylish tweed cap was made in Scotland from all British wool tweed. 

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