By Ian Wisniewski
Savouring a glass of malt whisky is an experience in itself, but why stop there when an entire lifestyle is on offer? Numerous books, appreciation societies and whisky fairs around the world promote a deeper understanding, while visiting distilleries across Scotland is an ultimate activity holiday.
Ardbeg 10-year-old (£27.49, Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Oddbins)
Bunnahabhain 12-year-old (around £25, Waitrose, Oddbins, Royal Mile Whiskies in London and Edinburgh)
Balvenie Founder's Reserve 10-year-old (£24.99, Oddbins, Sainsbury's)
Old Pulteney 21-year-old (£69.99, Oddbins)