The Christmas Countdown is on – Our Top 5 Whisky Gifts

With the Christmas countdown well underway, the time has come to start planning what to get our nearest and dearest. Every year we love picking up the usual quirky Ladycrow silk scarves for Grandma,  Scottish jewellery for Mum and stunning leather handbags  for our Sisters. But as the Christmas Eve panic kicks in we are still trailing the shops trying to find something special for the men in our lives – I can’t just give him socks again!! This year treat your other half, Dad, Brother or Grandpa to one of these 5 lovely whisky gifts sure to keep a smile on their face all day.

1. At Christmas Countdown position number one is the first of our whisky gifts, the ‘I want to know whisky’ online experience. This gift pack features a personal membership card allowing you to discover the history of whisky production, the culture of the whisky industry and the secrets to serving the perfect Scotch whisky! Learn and show friends and family how to serve the perfect whisky over the festivities.

Display your success on completion of the online course with a lovely personalised certificate- at last an ology!

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2. At Christmas countdown position two we have this beautiful Angel’s Share Whisky Angel. This hand blown glass angel holds 30ml of 40% volume single malt Whisky. “The Angels’ share” is a term for the share of a distilled spirit’s volume that is lost to evaporation during the ageing process, whilst the whisky is in its cask. It’s the Angels’ not yours!

 A lovely Whisky gift that can be kept and won’t all be drank before the New Year!

The Christmas Countdown is on - Our Top 5 Whisky Gifts

3. At Christmas countdown position number three is this great present, prefect for sending to family and friends further afield, due to its protective leather travel case. The Glencairn leather travel set with two whisky tasting/ nosing glasses. The glass’s tapered mouth allows an ease of drinking not associated with traditional nosing glasses, while capturing that all-important bouquet. The wide bowl allows the fullest appreciation of the whisky’s colour and the solid base is designed to be easy on the hand.

                The Glencairn glass’s unique shape has been crafted to allow whisky drinkers to savour and fully appreciate their fine whisky.


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4. At Christmas countdown position four is this stunning Darach Oak whisky dropper and Angel’s share jug gift set. Complete with a solid oak base made from recycled whisky casks, a diluting whisky dropper and hand blown water jug, this is a lovely set for the whisky connoisseur in your life. This set will allow them to serve the perfect strength whisky to suit all tastes.

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5. At Christmas countdown position five is a stunning decanter – we have certainly saved our favourite till last!!

 This Pewter stag and Scottish Thistle glass pyramid crystal whisky decanter will be a gorgeous addition to the table on Christmas day. Everyone is sure to love this piece and its excellent quality. 

Perfect for serving your favourite tipple – bring in Christmas and the New Year in style!

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Whatever gift you choose to give your family and friends this Christmas- with whisky involved, we are sure it will be a good one!

How to wear your kilt


Do you know how to wear your kilt properly? If you know someone wearing their kilt for the first time, you can send them this handy post to help them out 🙂 Our aim is to tidy up those that have a tendency to look like a sack of spuds !

Make sure you get your pants on first, yes, underpants, underwear, if you don’t your going to look mighty silly if you trip over – cover your bits with a pair.

Pop on your socks next, they are just like football socks, get them right up & slip those garter flashes on, they go directly under your knee in the smallest part & then fold the sock over the top.

Next, your sgian dubh, it slides into your sock up to the hilt, you put that in the sock on the side you write with.

Now the shoes, start by crossing the two laces as usual and pull tight. Twist the laces three times. Then pull tight again to produce a vertical thong about one inch long. Pass the laces round behind your ankle, and tie at the outside with the remaining lace and toggle left to dangle.

Now slip your shirt & tie or cravat on, hopefully you won’t find that bit too tricky! All our cravat / ruche ties are pre -tied so no need to take lessons via you tube.

Next – the most important bit – The kilt, the main thing is that the kilt waist has to sit above your belly button, place the pleated section to your back, take the right front side of the kilt by the strap & place across the front of your body & push the leather strap through the waist hole on the left side of the kilt & pull tight, put the buckle through the strap, note the hole number. Now take the left side of the kilt & place across the front of your body, push the top leather strap through the top buckle on the right side & in the same numbered hole as the inside strap.

The next thing for the kilt is to ensure that is centred on your body, in the main all kilts have a symmetrical pattern.

Sporran is next, there are two straps on the sporran like a giant watch strap, on the kilt there are normally two belt loops & each one of the straps goes through the rear of the kilt loops & fastens like a watch strap. The sporran centres up to the kilt & the top of the sporran should be around 4 inches (10cm) below the top of the kilt, or when you get the waistcoat on, should be about an inch below the bottom of the peaks. If you wear a belt, then the sporran should be about an inch (25cm) below the bottom of the belt.

Next is an easy peasy bit – pop the waistcoat on & fasten the buttons, slipping the jacket on next. If you need to fasten the jacket, then the correct button to do on a three button jacket is to fasten the centre button. To top off your outfit then fold your hankie into a triangle and pop into your top pocket for a little added bling.

Best of all is when you collect your kilt outfit, come into the store & try it on before your function, that way you ensure that

1. It fits

2. You know how to wear it

3. You have a smooth & easy function.  Kilt issue free partying until the early hours.

4. Every woman on the planet loves you 😉


We hope you have found this helpful – and if you have any queries please get in touch