I wanted to help you to find your Best Whisky

Probably the most asked question is which is the best whisky to buy or try?

As I’ve mentioned on the home page this is a very subjective question and ultimately as they say, “it is depends on what floats your boat”.

One person’s best whiskey is actually someone elses poison, but never the less a question that is widely asked.

I’ve therefore tried to create this page to help you decide which is actually your favorite based on some good information.

Whisky Awards

Speyside’s smallest working distillery, Benromach, has scooped a top award at the 2012 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition for its flagship Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Benromach 10 Years Old.

The following were voted the best whisky and so if you are looking to try a new one then this list is a good place to start.

The ‘Best of Whisky’ AWARDS


The Macallan 18 Year Old


Monkey Shoulder


Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve


Makers Mark


RedBreast 12 year


Laphroaig Quarter Cask


Highland Park 12

BEST of ‘GETS NO RESPECT’ hidden gem

Highland Park

Best of ’THE WORST’ – least favorite tasted this year

Bushmills 10

The malt monk’s Cellar Award..If the monk was stranded on a deserted island in 2008 and could only pick one whisky to keep him company; What would it be?

Glenlivet ‘Nadurra’

Choose your best whisky

I’ve recently come across the following website where the web master is a Dutch guy called Johannes van den Heuvel from Amsterdam who is clearly “mad” about malt whisky, so much so he has personally sampled as many as he can get his hands on.

Not only that he has published his tasting notes on his site.

A superb place to browse in order to decide which whisky to buy next.

Malt madness

Whisky is just a drink

I would suggest that above all else that you go and try the vast number of whiskies that are available. As the awards list above shows there are some terrific whiskies produced from all over the world. Either park yourself in a good bar and have a night of appreciation, or alternatively why not have a holiday in some of the whiskey areas of the world and take the opportunity of visiting the beautiful countries that make whisky.

I’m English and so my favourites have to be British. Scotland is the home of my personal Best Whisky with the traditional charm and history of Ireland coming a close second.

You can taste some terrific whiskies, in the distilleries where they are made, whilst visiting some amazing countryside. If you would like more information on the distillery visits then please click here.

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Best whisky so far! No bloating no ugly hangover, great and smooth straight!!!

Wild Turkey 101 
I had never had Wild Turkey before but quickly fell in love with it, especially the 101 proof. I was not only impressed with the taste, but when you …

Jack Daniels 
Jack Daniels is my favorite. I never tried Scottish or English though.

Bruichladdich 1989 18 Year Old Kosher Wine Finish (Carmel Winery) 
I'm a fan of sweet single malts; yes, I can hear the Lagavulen / Laphroig crowd chuckling. Bunnahabhain 12 was my first favorite, Balvenie 12 year …

SEAGRAMS 83 - and all Canadian Whiskey 
This not to get a free bottle of whiskey BUT to contact a great website that is willing to listen to a story that started over 30 years ago. A small …

Canadian Club (100 proof) Not rated yet
For a smooth flavor and a quality made Canadian Whiskey, Canadian Club (100 proof) is one of my favorites. Smooth, clean and packing a punch of stout proof …

Grants Not rated yet

Do not have one Not rated yet
All are my fav. as what I love are the distinct smells of each, the profiles that make one complete yet so different from others,I find whiskies fascinating …

Four Roses small batch Not rated yet
Smooth and complex great for sippin

Crown Reserve Not rated yet
Crown Reserve is best wiskey made, smooth straight on ice, best with Coke as a mixed drink, Crown aint sour corn wiskey. I wont drink any other wiskey. …

Jameson Irish Whiskey  Not rated yet
By far hands down the best whiskey i've had is Jameson after drinking it for awhile i notice others start tasting week or sweet I was actually in shock …

casters choice Not rated yet
it is without a doubt the smoothest and clearest sipping whiskey on the market now.

Eagles Rare..10 year old single barrel Not rated yet
Ive tried many a single barrel but this is by far my favorite

Canadas Own Not rated yet
What has happened to this brand. I used to buy it in Arizona all the time! Is it sold in Missouri at all?

Glenfiddich 18 year.  Not rated yet
I just love the deep apple cinnamon flavor of this scotch. I would recommend this to anyone. In my view the best!

Wisers Deluxe Not rated yet
About 11 years ago, a friend of mine came to the house with a bottle of Whiskey that I had never seen before. He knew that I was a Crown Royal man, …

Makers Mark Not rated yet
Simply the best It is plainly pure and smooth. I love the after flavor.

Michters American Whiskey Not rated yet
This the best tasting whiskey I've so far in my journey to find my whiskey of choice. It was this past christmas enjoying a bottle while watching …

Makers Mark Not rated yet
Everybody has their own taste when it comes to whiskey and mine is Makers Mark - hands down!! Incredibly smooth, delicious odor, pallet loving flavor …

Midleton Very Rare Not rated yet
Being a fan of Irish whiskey because of the smooth, rich flavors and hints of sweetness, I have tried quite a few. Redbreast 12 is my brand. During …

Jameson Not rated yet
Great tasting, high quality whiskey!

Kasippu From Srilanka Not rated yet
this whiskey is an illegal product of Sri lanka it has no color ( like pure water ) No Hard Smell and cheaper than liqueur stores. If you come …

Black Dog Not rated yet
I love Black Dog.

Evan Williams Single Barrel 2000 Not rated yet
Great flavor! The epitomy of an easy sipping bourbon. One I think you should all try. Enjoy!

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Old Overholt Not rated yet
One blast cuts through the coat on your tongue. Women hate it so they leave more for you to drink.

Wisers finest Not rated yet
While helping a friend "gut" the inside of an old house, he called my attention downstairs to where he had cracked open a part of the wall, to discover …

Blanton's  Not rated yet
Blanton's is the smoothest whiskey I have ever tasted and has an incredible flavor. There are 8 different corks depicting a horse running a race with …

Wild Turkey American Honey Not rated yet
A close second is Wild Turkey Liqueur - both blend sweetness with a shot of heat down your throat - the blend is just right. It's a gal's whiskey. :)

Tullamore Dew Not rated yet
Amazingly smooth....great tasting whiskey

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As you search for the next bottle of whisky you want to buy. Visit the following online retailer. They are a specialist Whisky retailer, and they stock a huge range of product, plus they will ship it to most countries around the world.

Try them here as they often have promotions that may be of interest.

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Which are the best Scotch whiskies

Malt Whisky is the drink that put the great into whisky

The Big Scotch Whisky brands - from the home of whisky

All those great American Whiskey brands

Light & easy Canadian Whiskey brands

Irish Whiskey from what is a beautiful country

Japanese Whiskey - Award winning but hard to get!

How is Whiskey made?

Special drinks made with Whiskey ... FANTASTIC

Beautiful glasses that really make a difference to the taste!

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