Gifts for the Whisky Lover… Rock Star
Guitar? Check. Leather jacket? Check. Dark glasses? Double check. He seems to have it all. So what do you get a whisky-drinking man who dreams of becoming a rock star? A great bottle for a start. We'll give you a few ideas to set you on your way.
Rich and smoky
Why not inspire memories of those secret, smoke-filled, live music bars with an Ardbeg whisky? The Ardbeg distillery makes one of the the peatiest single malts in Scotland, so let him relish the look of a delicate, light gold Ardbeg Ten Years Old and be blown away as it explodes with depth and flavour on the palate.
Born in the USA (well, sort of)
The Brits have The Rolling Stones, the Americans have Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, so your giftee should get the best of both, perhaps with a Spanish twist. Glenmorangie 18 Years Old will bring him just that. After 15 years in an American white-oak bourbon cask, a third of the whisky is transferred to Spanish sherry casks for the last three years. Distinctive and vibrant.
Love me tender
Bring him that extra soft touch with a bottle of Glenmorangie ‘The Original’. This Highland single malt is characterised by delicate peach and vanilla notes. Just like one of those 1970’s rock ballads, it's smooth and rolls off the palate. Perfect for a mellow evening.
On the road again
Because he likes something with meaning and a history, give him a Glenmorangie Astar 2017 Limited Edition. The smooth, rich and creamy taste of this distinctive whisky comes from the slow-grown, white oak casks from the Ozarks in Missouri. They’re filled with bourbon to mature and soften before being shipped to the Scottish Highlands.
If the devil is in the detail for this rock star, he’ll need to stand out on stage. The Givenchy embroidered collar, slim fit jacket is just the thing. From a distance, it looks like a normal, though expertly cut, jacket. Get closer however and you'll see the tone-on-tone studs capture the light as he moves around, keeping him in very much in the spotlight.
Speed of light
Always running late? Replace his broken wristwatch with the Tag Heuer ‘Carrera Calibre Heuer 01’. This iconic timepiece was invented by Jack Heuer in the 1960's as tribute to the famous Carrera Panamericana auto race, which was widely considered to be the most dangerous in the world.
Knock on wood
A man who appreciates a spirit aged in old wood barrels will no doubt love a perfume inspired by the aromas of an Italian cabinet maker's studio. Ebony, beeswax, vetiver and patchouli are just some of the ingredients that have been carefully chosen for Colonia Ebano by Acqua di Parma.