The best Scotch brands are known to avid Irish Scotch Whiskey enthusiasts, but for those just starting out, this classic type of spirit is sometimes daunting to try out. Many start choosing good Scotch by the price and go for the most expensive brands and products. The first thing to start with is to learn what is Scotch, the types of Scotch and the difference between Scotch vs Whiskey.
In a nutshell, Scotch whiskey is whiskey made in Scotland of malt or grain. It must be aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years. The types include single malt, blended malt, single grain, blended grain and blended Scotch. The different regions include Lowland, Highland, Speyside, Islay, Campbeltown, and The Islands (part of Highlands). Learning and understanding all of these factors when sipping and drinking Scotch will help to bring more appreciation for the drink to make a more all-encompassing experience.
Here are just some of the best Scotch brand names making various types of Scotch Whiskey these days:
Aberfeldy, Aberlour, Adr, Amrut, Angus Dundee, Ardbeg, Ardmore, Arran, Auchentoshan, Aultmore, Balmenach, Balvenie, Benriach, Benromach, Black Bottle, Black Grouse, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Buchanan's, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Cardhu, Carn Mor, Chivas, Clan MacGregor, Cluny, Clynelish, Compass Box, Cragganmore, Cutty Sark, Dailuaine, Dalmore, Dalwhinnie, Deanston, Dewars, Douglas, Dufftown, Dunlivet, Famous Grouse, Glen Elgin, Glen Garioch, Glen Grant, Glen Keith, Glen Moray, Glendronach, Glendullan, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glengoyne, Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Glenrothes, Glentauchers, Highland Park, Imperial, Inchgower, Isle Of Jura, Isle of Skye, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Jura, Kilchoman, Knockando, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ledaig, Linkwood, Lismore, Longmorn, Macallan, Mcclelland's, Miltonduff, Monkey Shoulder, Mortlach, Oban, Old Pulteney, Old Smuggler, Pinch, Port Charlotte, Royal Brackla, Scoresby, Sheep Dip, Smokehead, Speyburn, Speyside, Springbank, St. George, Strathisla, Stronachie, Talisker, Tamdhu, Tamnavulin, Tomatin, Tomintoul, Tormore.
From the most expensive to good, cheap Irish Scotch, there are many choices beyond the top rated and bestselling spirits on the market. If you're searching for some new Scotch Whiskeys to try, check out some of the best Scotch brands here in the video and description above.
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