Fun fact, the spelling of whiskey with an "e" is used in American and Irish spirits, while the spelling without an "e" is typically used for Scottish and Canadian spirits.
Blended Malt Whiskey is a type of whiskey that is made by blending two or more single malt whiskies from different distilleries. This allows for a unique and complex flavor profile that cannot be achieved with a single malt. Blended Malt Whiskey often features a range of flavors from different regions and is a popular choice among whiskey enthusiasts who appreciate its unique taste.
Lost Distillery Auchnagie--14
Lost Distillery Stratheden--14
Hamish Robertson Highland Reserve--13
Gordon Graham’s Black Bottle--12
Speyside Single Malt Whiskey is a highly acclaimed whiskey variety produced in the stunning Speyside region of Scotland. It is renowned for its delectable sweet and fruity taste, typically characterized by notes of honey, vanilla, and apple that originate from the locally sourced ingredients used in its production. The area is home to several well-established distilleries that employ traditional distillation techniques and maturation processes to create a diverse range of flavors and distinct character in each bottle. Speyside Single Malt Whiskey has earned a global reputation as a top-notch whiskey variety that promises to deliver a memorable sensory experience.
Gordon & McPhail Glen Grant 10 yr-- 12
Distiller's Art, 7 Years Old Benrinnes 7yr-- 16
GlenAllachie 12 yr-- 14
The Highlands consist of the portion of Scotland north of a line from Dundee on the North Sea coast in the east to Greenock on the Irish Sea in the west, including all of the islands off the mainland except for Islay. Highland malt whiskies cover a broad spectrum of styles. They are generally aromatic, smooth and medium bodied, with palates that range from lushly complex to floral delicacy. The subregions of the Highlands include Speyside; the North, East and West Highlands; the Orkney Isles; and the Western Islands (Arran, Jura, Mull, and Skye).
A.D. Rattray Stronachie 10 yr-- 11
Deanston Virgin Oak-- 11
Edradour 10 yr-- 12
Signatory 12 yr 2009 Ardmore A Bourbon Barrel After Islay-- 14
The Lowlands region of Scotland is known for producing some of the finest single malt Scotch whiskies in the world. Located in the southern part of Scotland, the Lowlands are characterized by their gentle, rolling hills and fertile farmlands. Lowland whiskies are typically known for their light and delicate flavors, with a smooth and elegant profile. They are often described as floral, grassy, and slightly sweet, with hints of vanilla and citrus. Lowland whiskies are distilled using traditional methods and are often triple distilled, resulting in a refined and mellow spirit. Some notable distilleries in the Lowlands region include Auchentoshan, Glenkinchie, and Bladnoch. Whisky enthusiasts seeking a lighter, more subtle style of Scotch whisky will find the Lowlands single malts to be a true delight for the senses.
Lochlea Distillery Our Barley Single Malt Scotch-- 15
The Isle of Raasay
The Isle of Raasay is a relatively new and small scotch whisky region, located on the eponymous island off the west coast of Scotland. Although it only has one active distillery, Raasay Distillery, which opened in 2017, it has already gained recognition for producing high-quality, unique whiskies with a distinct island character. The island's rugged landscape, maritime climate, and rich natural resources, including water from the island's rivers and peat from its moors, contribute to the complex flavors and aromas of its whiskies. Raasay whiskies are known for their smoky, peaty, and fruity notes, and are becoming increasingly popular among whisky enthusiasts.
Raasay Distillery, Hebridean Single Malt-- 16
Campbeltown Single Malts are single malt Scotch whiskies distilled in the burgh of Campbeltown, on the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland. Once a major producer of whisky with as many as 28 distilleries, and claiming the title "whisky capital of the world", production has markedly declined. Most of these distilleries have gone out of business and little trace of them remains in the Campbeltown area.
J. & A. Mitchell Springbank 10 yr-- 14
English Single Malt Whiskey is a premium spirit that has gained popularity in recent years. Distilled in the traditional Scotch-style, it is made from 100% malted barley and aged in oak casks, resulting in a smooth and complex flavor. While English Single Malt Whiskey shares many similarities with its Scottish counterpart, it is typically lighter in character and less smoky. English distilleries also tend to use smaller casks, which can accelerate the aging process and impart different flavors. Overall, English Single Malt Whiskey is a unique and flavorful alternative to traditional Scottish single malts.
Filey Bay Flagship Non Chill Filtered Yorkshire Single Malt Yorkshire-- 15
New York State
New York Single Malt whiskey has a rich history that dates back to the early 19th century. The state of New York has a long tradition of producing whiskey, and in the 1800s, it was one of the largest producers in the country. However, Prohibition in the 1920s brought an end to the industry, and it was not until the early 21st century that distilleries began to re-emerge. Today, New York Single Malt whiskey is produced by several distilleries across the state, each with their own unique spin on the classic spirit. Its rich history and unique flavor make it a beloved drink among locals and visitors alike.
Stoutridge American Single Malt – Hudson Valley - 4yr non peated-- 15
Long Island Spirits Pine Barrens Cherrywood Smoked Malts North Fork, Long Island-- 14
Long Island Spirits Pine Barrens North Fork, Long Island-- 14
Orange County Distillery Unpeated Single Malt – Hudson Valley-- 14
McKenzie Straight 10.5 Yr Malt Whiskey – Finger Lakes-- 20
Traditional rice koji whiskey from Japan is a refined and exquisite spirit that exemplifies the meticulous craftsmanship and time-honored traditions of Japanese distilling. Made from carefully selected rice grains that are first inoculated with koji mold and then fermented, this unique production process creates a distinctive flavor profile. The koji mold imparts a delicate sweetness and complexity to the whiskey, while the fermentation process adds depth and character. The resulting whiskey is often smooth, elegant, and rich in umami flavors, with notes of rice, floral, and spice. It is a true expression of Japanese craftsmanship and reverence for nature, making it a sought-after choice for whiskey connoisseurs worldwide.
Fukano Distillery Whisky-- 15
Kaiyo Japanese Mizunara Oak-- 12
Armorik Breton – France-- 12
Glen Breton, 10 Yr Rare Single Malt – Canada-- 16
M&H Distillery Classic Single Malt Whisky – Israel-- 16
New Riff Single Malt -- Kentucky-- 15
Irish whisky must be distilled and aged in the island of Ireland. The contained spirits must be distilled to an alcohol by volume level of less than 94.8% from a yeast-fermented mash of cereal grains (sacrificed by the diastase of malt contained therein, with or without other natural diastases) in such a way that the distillate has an aroma and flavor derived from the materials used. The product must be aged for at least three years in wooden casks. If the spirits comprise a blend of two or more such distillates, the product is referred to as a "blended" Irish whisky.
Proclamation Bourbon Cask Finished-- 10
The Dubliner, 3 Yr Bourbon Cask Aged Single Malt & Grain Irish Whiskey-- 11
Sliabh Liag Distillers, The Midnight Silkie (Virgin Oak & Stout Cask)-- 12
Sliabh Liag Distillers, The Legendary Dark (Blended & Peated Single Malts)-- 12
Blended American whisky is required to contain at least 20% straight whisky; with the balance being un-aged neutral spirit or, in a few cases, high-proof light whisky. It has a general whisky flavor profile (most closely resembling Bourbon), but lacks any defining taste characteristic.
Belmont Farm Kopper Kettle-- 12
Fugitives Tennessee Waltz-- 16
Barrell Dovetail - Rum, Port & Dunn Cabernet Barrel finished -- 16
Rye Whiskey must contain a minimum of 51% rye grain, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof) and be aged for a minimum of two years in new charred barrels.
The Taste: While the best Bourbon is known for a creamy, caramel-like palate, the best Rye whisky makes its presence known with a spicy, grainy, hard-edged firmness that is distinctive and unique. Usually very dry, with notes of walnut, toasted grain, and black pepper, straight rye has a bold assertive character that has earned it a small but dedicated following among discerning whisky fans.
Bourbon Whiskey must contain a minimum of 51% corn, be produced in the United States, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof) and be aged for a minimum of two years in new charred barrels, although in practice virtually all straight whiskies are aged at least four years. Any Bourbon, or any other domestic or imported whisky, for that matter, that has been aged less than four years must contain an age statement on the label. Small Batch Bourbons are bourbons that bottled from a small group of specially selected barrels that are blended together. It should be noted though that each distiller has their own interpretation of what constitutes a "small batch." Single Barrel Bourbon is Bourbon from one specifically chosen cask.