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5 Valentine’s Day whiskeys you deserve because you spent $200 on flowers and dinner

By 02.11.14
SingleOakProject

SingleOakProject


Some couples “don’t do Valentine’s Day gifts,” which is the woman’s way of ignoring the fact that you still have to spend $200 on flowers and dinner. It only seems fair that she buys dessert, which is when you suggest one of these five bottles of whiskey. Unlike food and formerly thriving flowers, this gift won’t be fully digested or dead in the near future. I made sure to pick ones that are available nationwide, but be sure she brings her step-stool so she can reach the top shelf.

The Glenlivet 21 – $175

Rakuten

Rakuten


The Glenlivet 12 is often called the benchmark of scotch, but unless you took her to Chili’s she’s going to have to step her game up. The flavors in The Glenlivet 21 change on your palate more than her outfit did before you left the house, making it an always-enjoyable swallow.

Highland Park Valhalla Collection Freya Whisky – $275

HighlandPark

HighlandPark


Who better to help celebrate your relationship than the Norse goddess of love and fertility? Highland Park Freya is a *light and fruity scotch that quickly turns spicy at the finish, much like your girlfriend’s attitude when you drunkenly hit the wrong hole.

*based on DrinkSpirits review.

Crown Royal XR Whisky – $180

CrownRoyal

CrownRoyal


It was very thoughtful to give her a sexy coupon for an international vacation. You didn’t specify to where though, so pack up the car and head to Windsor. While you’re there she can repay your generosity with Crown Royal XR, a limited edition blend that includes the final stocks of the defunct LaSalle Distillery, a perfect representation of your now defunct relationship.

Hakushu Heavily Peated Single Malt – $150

Suntory

Suntory


It’s important to let the lady in your life know that you’re adventurous, so ask for Hakushu Heavily Peated Single Malt. Much like your inability to understand the complexities of women, this spirit will baffle you with its ability to be very peaty yet subtle on the tongue. It’ll get you through the many nights she makes you sleep alone because you “missed a signal.”

Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project – $700

SingleOakProject

SingleOakProject


Nothing says “I love you” like chopping down 96 unique oak trees to make 192 different barrels. Each new Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project release focuses on a different contributor to flavor, the most recent of which is whether the barrel comes from tree’s top or bottom half. The only way to find out how she likes it is by experimenting.


Colin Joliat
About Colin Joliat... Colin Joliat is the 2nd best person to ever come from Flint, Michigan, behind only Andre "Bad Moon" Rison. He covers the food & alcohol industries with two parts information, one part comedy, and one part WTF is wrong with this guy. He's currently pretending people care about his new drunken venture, Boozist.
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