Give the "water of life" to the Scotch enthusiast on your list.
Have a Scotch drinker on your Christmas shopping list? Surprise them with a bottle of blended Scotch whisky — often the pariah of the Scotch shelf.
Usquaebach Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, aged 15 years in oak and sherry casks, is a surprising, rich treat. A mix of Highland single malts, Usquaebach (pronounced oos-ke-bah) puts forth sun-dried fruit, pineapple and espresso bean on the nose and toffee, baking spices and dry sweetness on the palate. It won gold in the “New Release” (2010) category and silver in both the “Blended Whisky Over 10 Year Old” (2010) and “Best Scotch Whisky” (2011) categories at the International Whisky Competition.
The name is a variant of the Gaelic phrase “uisge beatha,” meaning “water of life.”