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Whisky gifting guide

Show someone you really care about them with an exceptional bottle of whisky. Find the perfect whisky for them to suit their taste and preference.

Nothing says you care like a shiny and elegant bottle of whisky and gifting someone with the luxury liquor can be a thoughtful and sophisticated gesture. And to make things even easier for you, we are hosting an exclusive whisky festival in terminals over the next six weeks, with a range of Scotch, Irish and Bourbon whiskeys to choose from. So, you can pick up a bottle or two during your travels and make your journey that little bit more exciting. Here are some tips on how to choose the right whisky for your gift:

1. Consider the recipient's taste preferences

If the recipient is a fan of a particular type of whisky, such as bourbon or Scotch, look for a whisky that falls within that category. If they prefer a particular brand or distillery, consider getting them a bottle from that distillery.

2. Think about the occasion

If you're buying whisky as a gift for a special occasion, such as a milestone birthday or anniversary, consider a higher-end, more expensive or limited edition bottle of whisky. If it's a smaller, more casual occasion, a less exclusive more affordable bottle may be appropriate.

If you’re choosing a whisky for Father's Day, what you pick should depend on your dad's taste preference. Here are a few whisky suggestions that could make great Father's Day gifts:

Classic Scotch

A classic Scotch whisky like Glenlivet or Mortlach is a safe choice for a dad who enjoys the traditional flavours of whisky. Both lines will be sold in our exclusive whisky festival across terminals this summer.


If your dad is a fan of American whiskey, a high-quality bourbon like Maker's Mark or Wild Turkey could be a great option. These will also be available in our whisky festival and make a great gift for those who appreciate the rich and robust flavours of bourbon.

Japanese Whisky

A Japanese whisky like Hibiki or Yamazaki could be a special and unexpected gift for the dad who enjoys exploring new and unique flavours.

Peated Whisky

If your dad is a fan of smoky and peaty whiskies, a bottle of Islay Scotch like Lagavulin or Laphroaig could be a bold and flavourful choice.

Limited Edition or Single Barrel

Consider a limited edition or single barrel whisky for a special occasion like Father's Day. These bottles are often unique and can add an extra element of exclusivity to the gift.

William Grants & Sons is a family-run Scottish distillery that makes Limited Edition and Single Barrel whiskeys such as Glenfiddich, which will be sold in terminals in Heathrow as part of our exclusive whisky festival. It is the ideal gift to get during your travels and really shows how much you care this Father’s Day.

3. Look for limited editions or special releases

Many distilleries release limited edition or special release bottlings of their whisky, which can make for a unique and memorable gift.

4. Consider the packaging

Many whisky bottles come in attractive packaging or gift boxes, which can add an extra touch of elegance to your gift.

5. Do a little research

Before making your purchase, it's a great idea to check out reviews of the whisky you're interested in to get a sense of its quality and flavour profile. If you need some guidance, don't hesitate to reach out to the friendly staff at World Duty Free, The Macallan, or World of Whiskies. They'll be more than happy to offer recommendations and help you find the perfect whisky.

6. Personalise the gift

Consider including a personalised note or card with the gift, explaining why you chose that particular bottle of whisky for the recipient. It's a thoughtful gesture that will make the gift even more meaningful.

Overall, when buying whisky as a gift, it's important to put thought into your selection and choose a whisky that reflects the recipient's tastes and preferences. With these tips in mind, you're sure to choose a gift that will be appreciated and enjoyed. Our exclusive whisky festival will showcase the very best in taste and price, so you will be sure to find what you are looking for during your travels.