Nothing says the holidays like a bottle of Scotch. But finding the perfect present can be tough. So make sure to check out these five picks from Khaled Dajani, co-owner of San Francisco’s acclaimed Nihon Whisky Lounge, which stocks more than 500 single malts.
At less than 20 years old, the Arran distillery has flown under the radar of many drinkers. This sweet spirit is bottled at cask strength, but it’s still versatile enough to drink neat or use in cocktails.
One of the newest Scotches on the market is this one from Kilchoman. It’s a combination of three-, four- and five-year-old whiskies, aged together in bourbon barrels and finished in oloroso sherry casks. “An amazing Islay whisky,” Dajani says.