Anyway - I need a little advice on picking a whisky for my partner for Christmas. I know that Jameson is his favourite. Last year I bought the 12yr Special Reserve, which was very well received. I want to get something a bit more special this year, and I'm looking at around the £40 price range. From what I've read, Redbreast is a good step up from regular Jameson, but I wanted more opinions before I bought it.
I know he also likes Jack Daniels (not sure if whisky, but still...), and has had and enjoyed Glenfidditch (12 yrs again, according to the bottle).
What should I get? Should I play it safe and stick to a fancy Jameson bottle (I can get their Small Batch Select Reserve from the supermarket), or try the Redbreast, or is there something else that you might recommend?
I'm also hoping for some good whisky this festive season. For me personally i'm dropping hints for this one on offer at Waitrose
http://www.waitrose.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... reId=10317
with that £10 off it's a real bargain at £27, and a Christmas cracker. Very different from those on your list. It's a big sherried beast full of xmas cake type flavours and rich and warming for those evenings in front of the fire. At cask strength (60% ish) he can drink it with or without water. This is a much loved whisky.
I'll be interested to know what you decide, and how it goes.