13 Nov 2023

Christmas Gifting: Top Picks from The Borders Distillery

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‘Tis the season! The Christmas shopping season, that is. Welcome to our Christmas Gifting: Top picks from The Borders Distillery.

Christmas is just around the corner and if you are searching for the perfect present for the whisky-lover in your life, you needn’t look any further than the Borders Distillery top picks for Christmas gifting!

We want to help you make this year’s Christmas shopping as easy as possible. So, we’ve put together a selection of gift ideas, which are all available on our website. You’ll find a selection of our best whisky gift sets, a food hamper, glasses, and a gift that’s perfect if you decide to really splurge on the whisky-lover in your life this year.


WS:01-WS:02 Box – Borders Malt & Rye and The Long & Short of It – £72

The WS:01-02 Box presents our Workshop Series collection, featuring experimental whiskies that will form the stepping stones to the long-awaited release of our very own single malt whisky. WS:01 and WS:02 represent the initial two limited-edition blends crafted entirely at The Borders Distillery.

For the whisky-lover in your life, the WS:01-02 Box makes an ideal Christmas present and a unique collector’s item from the first operational Scotch Whisky distillery in the Borders region since 1837. A fantastic way to dive into the world of TBD Whisky.

WS:01 – Borders Malt & Rye – 40% ABV

WS:01, the first in our Workshop Series, is a unique rye spirit and malt which were aged in the same fresh-fill bourbon casks, resulting in a remarkable aromatic whisky.

WS:02 – The Long & Short of It – 40% ABV

Fermentation is the central theme in WS:02, the second of our Workshop Series. Whiskies with both short and long fermentation times were distilled twice then married with a splash of single grain.


Borders Foodie Hamper – £49.95

Christmas is a time for indulgence and there’s nothing more indulgent than a gift of a Christmas hamper to leave them feeling utterly spoilt. The Borders Foodie Hamper brings together some of the best treats from the South of Scotland to sip, savour and share. Presented in an 18-inch wicker hamper with dark-green leather straps and gold buckles, it’s the perfect choice for the ‘foodie’ in your life who wants a taste of the Borders’ warm hospitality throughout the festive season.

Hamper includes:

  • Whisky Chocolate
  • Three Hills Coffee
  • Pittenweem Luxurious Hot Chocolate
  • Dalgetty Artisan Shortbread
  • Dalgetty Cracked Black Pepper Oatcakes
  • Hunters Bakers Whisky Cake
  • Borders Distillery Spirits from the Edge
  • Hawick Balls
  • Jack & Jill Homemade Marmalade


Clan Fraser Reserve Whisky Glass Set – £25

Welcome to the clan! Clan Fraser Reserve Whisky is a distinctive blend of Scotland’s finest single malt and grain whiskies and comes with two complimentary Glencairn glasses.

Clan Fraser features hints of butter and honey notes on the nose, enriched by the fruity undertones of raisin and fig on the palate, all wrapped in hints of spice. This whisky offers a subtle sweetness, a delectable smooth texture, and a comforting warmth. A delicious dram representing the rich heritage of clan tradition and the welcoming spirit of Scottish Borders hospitality.


Puffing Billy Whisky Glass Set – £33

Reignite your appreciation for good vodka with the Puffing Billy Steam Vodka Glass Set, which includes two glasses to enjoy with your Borders Distillery bottle.

Puffing Billy Steam Vodka is a unique unfiltered malted barley vodka. Normal filtration methods risk removing the delicious flavour and texture of our locally sourced barley. Instead, our spirit undergoes a distinctive process where the spirit is steamed through charcoal within the still itself and remains unfiltered as a liquid. It’s the only vodka in the world made this way, and the result is a vodka with a brim-full of character and an incredibly creamy mouthfeel.


Lower East Side Whisky Glass Set – £33

Lower East Side Whisky mixes effortlessly wherever it finds itself. We think of it as a Scottish creation at home in a Manhattan. This 2021 Warsaw Spirits Competition Gold Winner arrives with two complimentary rocks glasses.

Lower East Side Whisky is a blend of single malts from various regions across Scotland, expertly blended by the whisky-makers at The Borders Distillery. Aged in American oak casks, this whisky boasts notes of vanilla, almond and honey, with just a hint of smoke. A great Scotch whisky for mixing, it strikes the perfect balance, neither overpowering the other ingredients nor fading into the background of your mixed drink.


Glencairn Whisky Glass – £7

There’s possibly no better way to savour whisky at Christmas than with a TBD whisky glass, etched with The Borders Distillery name, making the perfect complement to any of our bottles.

Made by world-renowned Glencairn Crystal, this glass is designed for enhancing the whisky-tasting experience and has become a global industry standard. Regardless, it will look great in a glass cabinet or on an at-home bar shelf this Christmas or New Year’s Eve.


The Borders Distillery Gift Voucher

If the recipient would rather choose their own gift or is someone who loves experiences, why not buy a TBD gift voucher, redeemable against any of our products including our distillery tours.


Private Whisky Cask – £2,400

If you’re feeling really generous, and that whisky-lover in your life’s been nice – not naughty – consider buying them their very own private whisky cask.

Launched to commemorate the date in which the final operating distillery in the Borders region fell silent, the directors have released 1,837 casks for private sale.

Filled with new-make spirit on a date of the owner’s choosing, in a cask type selected from a range of options, the customer’s individually numbered cask will be stored under bond and bottled when the owner wishes. They can download an accompanying app and check on the progress of their spirit as it matures into whisky.

Whichever gift you choose, we wish you a ‘neat’ Christmas and a ‘smooth’ New Year filled with The Borders Distillery whisky and good cheer!


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