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Best Scotch Brands

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020, 6:40 pm


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1.Famous Grouse

The Famous Grouse was created by Matthew Gloag & Son in 1896. This blended Scotch whisky sports Scotland's national game bird on its label, the Red Grouse. The highest selling whisky in the country of Scotland since 1980, its main local competition are Teachers', Bell's and Grant's, selling the most during the Christmas period.




2.Passport

Passport Scotch is a whisky exported from Scotand and is a blend of highland flavored malts and sweeter lowland whiskies. Made at Seagram's Distilleries, this blend was first created in the 1060's by Jimmy Lang, a Seagram's master blender. This smooth Scotch is one of the best in the world.



3.Chivas Regal

Chivas Regal is produced by the Chivas Brothers in Scotland. Established in 1801, it is the leading scotch on the market for whisky 12 years and older. Chivas has a pop culture following, sponsoring acts such as The Black eyes Peas, Beyonce and Christina Aguilera, and received The Asian Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sports Category, in 2011.





4.Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker originated in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. Sold in almost every country in the world, the company sells over $130 million bottles per year. Johnnie Walker is the most widely distributed brand of blended scotch in the world, making it extremely popular. John Walker died in 1857, leaving the Johnnie Walker legacy behind.



5.Dewars

Dewars is one of the best Scotch brands as well as one of the most poplar. The company is owned by Bacardi and their "White Label" is considered to be their top selling Scotch. Created by John Dewar, Sr in 1846, Dewars became a market leader under the leadership of John's two sons, John Jr. and Thomas.





6.Highland Park

With a full body and a lush and silky feel, Highland Park Scotch has smokey and oaky aromas with a bit of briny sea air. Located in Kirkwall, Orkney, Highland Park Distillery was founded in 1798 on an area called "High Park" in Orkney. This distillery is one of only a few who malt their own barley.



7.Bavenie

Located in Dufftown, Scotland and owned by William Grant & Sons, the Balvenie Distillery produces a Speyside single malt Scotch. William Grant began working at seven years old, eventually ending up as a bookkeeper at Mortlach Distillery in 1866. It was there that he learned the distilling trade. At twenty years old, he bought a field near Balvenie Castle and began his own distillery.




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8.Lagavulin

The Islay single malt Scotch Lagavulin is made at Lagavulin on the island of Islay in the United Kingdom. Powerful, robust and full bodied, this whisky has a powerful, peat smoke aroma balanced with a smooth and slightly sweet taste. The single malt is 16 years old, but they do release a 12 year old strength in a cask.



9.Talisker Distillery

Located in Carbost, Scotland, Talisker Distiller produces an Island Single Malt Scotch that is one of the best in the world. It is sold as a premium whisky and is marketed as part of their Classic Malts by United Distillers and Vintners for Diageo, who operate the distillery. Hugh and Kenneth MacAskil founded Talkisker Distillery in 1830.



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10.Ardberg

Ardberg Distillery is owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy and is said to produce the peatiest Islay whisky the world has tasted. Located on the island of Islay, in Scotland, malted barley from the maltings in Port Ellen are used by the distillery to produce one of the best scotches in the world.



11.Glenmorangie Distillery

Glenmorangie is distilled in Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland and is owned by The Glenmorangie Company. Their main product is their single malt whisky, available in Original, 18 and 25 year old bottlings. Their water source is the Tarlogie Springs in the Tarlogie Hills.




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12.The Macallan Distillery

Macallan Distillers make this amazingly smooth single malt Scotch whiskey that is considered the third largest selling whiskey in the world. It was first distilled in 1824 at their distillery near Easter Elchies hoouse, and is now owned by The Edrington Group who bought them in 1999 from Highland Distillers.



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