Let me guess. You’re planning on going into Lush and picking up a bath bomb or you’ll grab a candle the day before. Because Mother’s Day isn’t that big a deal, right? You just need a token gift to show her you care.

Wrong. Mothers are the best and you need to pull your finger out. Get her something great. Something perhaps unexpected. Something thoughtful. Share something you love. Let her see you genuinely are grateful. 

With whisky. We’ve got bottles for mums new to whisky, for those who love a bit of glamour and deserve to be spoiled. We’ve got whisky perfect for the mums who love to make cocktails at home, and who just plain rock. 

Here’s to the mothers. Now go spoil her with whisky. If you need more Mother’s Day gift ideas, then be sure to check out our dedicated gift finder


The Singleton of Dufftown is as happy in Highball as on its own

For the mum new to whisky

Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old Whisky 70cl

The Singleton whisky range was always a real feature of the travel retail scene, meaning people often buy it for loved ones as a gift. That means this expression is often people’s first introduction to whisky and that’s no bad thing. If your mum wants to get into whisky (even if she doesn’t know it yet, don’t be afraid to introduce her yourself), then the sweet, spicy, approachable and smooth Singleton of Dufftown 12 Year Old Whisky is the ideal bottle.

The Glenlivet 12 Year Old First-fill American Oak – 200th Anniversary Edition Whisky 70cl

Generously creamy layers of buttery oak, vanilla, and toasted coconut join juicy, sweet citrus and tropical fruits in this delight from The Glenlivet. The whisky, which celebrates 200 years of the famed distillery, won’t break the bank but does look gorgeous and will be enjoyed by all. 

Jenson Button Coachbuilt whisky

Blending a whisky is a lot like building a car, apparently

For the mums who love a bit of glamour

Coachbuilt Whisky 70cl

Coachbuilt whisky boasts a really beautiful blend of flavours with tropical fruit, aromatic spice, and vanilla-rich tones. The bottle design is also gorgeous: elegant, clean, and très giftable. To top it all off, this whisky is backed by Jenson Button. A bit of celebrity flair for your mum to enjoy.

Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky 70cl

Is there a more elegant whisky, inside and out, than Hibiki Japanese Harmony? Your mum probably won’t even want to open this bottle and I sympathize, it just looks so good on display. But a delightfully smooth and sophisticated Japanese whisky awaits inside. 

Never Say Die bottle on a barrel

A MoM exclusive for mum

For the mums who would beat a drunken sailor in an arm wrestle

Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10 Year Old Whisky 70cl

If mum loves big, bold, smoky flavours, then you’re in the right place. This is the kind of whisky she can drink and then cut a log in half or something. Just take in that name. Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire. It says it all.

Never Say Die Barrel Strength Whiskey (Barrel No.5) – Master of Malt Exclusive 70cl

A rich, complex bourbon, this is the kind of whiskey that puts hair on your chest and then pops a cowboy hat onto that hair. Never Say Die Barrel Strength Whiskey should be sipped neat with good company. Perhaps you and your mum. What a lovely Mother’s Day memory. Props if you slide the glass across a bar to her, saloon-style. 

The Deacon Whisky

The mixable and mighty Deacon Whisky

For the mixologist mums

Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey 70cl

A good rye whiskey is a must for any bartender, no matter what level of experience. If your mum has embraced the word of home bartending, then she’ll appreciate this. A Mother’s Day Manhattan, anyone?

The Deacon Whisky 70cl

A good, reliable, affordable blended whisky is the cornerstone of any home bar and this is a top choice. The Deacon is sweet, fruity, and a little bit smoky. Plus it comes in a very striking, cool bottle. 

The Nightcap

The marvellous Glenfiddich Grand Cru

For the mums who really deserve to be spoiled

Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old Whisky 70cl

Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old is the kind of single malt that makes people understand what all the fuss is about. Initially aged in American and European oak casks, the whisky was finished in rare French cuvée oak casks bringing delightful notes of baked goods and fresh fruit. A stunning dram in a stunning bottle. 

Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition Whiskey 70cl

If you have over £1,000 to spend on a Mother’s Day present, then this is the whiskey for you. Also, can I be your mum? This is an extraordinary whiskey for an extraordinary woman.