The real Christmas spirit

It’s Christmas, and that means whiskey. But with a boggling number of options and endless specialist terminology, let us be your guide through the whiskey gifting maze

Whiskey: the most reliable Christmas present of all

Some people judge the arrival of Christmas by festive lights being switched on or by the presence of Christmas pudding for sale in supermarkets. Unfortunately, these have drifted into meaninglessness as Christmas lights go up in October in many shopping areas and Christmas puddings can be bought from early November. No, the true litmus test of Christmas being fully underway is the metallic clatter of a small Alpine mountain range being constructed out of festive ...