Choices for connoisseurs

Renowned Islay distillery Bowmore has dreamed up the ultimate gents’ Christmas gift through a collaboration with Savile Row tailoring maestro Malcolm Plews. Customers will be treated to a bespoke tailoring session on the ‘Row, including a made-to-measure jacket using a tweed pattern designed specially for the distillery, followed by a unique one-to-one whisky tasting with a Bowmore expert. The package includes first class travel to London from anywhere in the UK, a one night stay for two at the Malmaison Hotel in Clerkenwell and lunch for two at Sartoria restaurant on Savile Row. £3,000 from Bowmore via

For spectacularly extravagant whisky buffs, Porsche Design Studios has teamed up with high-end blend Johnnie Walker Blue Label to create the ultimate contraption for chilling your dram. Over six feet tall, the private bar is made to order, and you can impress your mates with your Jedi skills when it slides open at the wave of a hand (via some smart electronic sensors in fact), revealing three bottles of Blue Label and crystal tumblers. The only problem? It costs a mere £100,000. Fortunately there are cheaper options: a brushed titanium and leather chiller, which holds a bottle of the premium blended whisky, and an ice bucket/bottle holder with a striking Cubist design. £249 and £490 respectively, at