Your Guide to the Great Whiskey Brands!



This page is meant to give you a feeling for the huge variety of whiskies and Whiskey brands available throughout the world.

In no way is it a definitive list.

Major things have been happening with the major Whiskey brands since the Year 2000. The industry that was once a haven for independent distillers, has increasingly become dominated by large companies, some of which are the huge multi national drinks conglomerates.

Around 90% of Scotland's 90 plus distilleries, have moved under the control of a small number of big companies.

Diageo

The largest multi-national drinks company, and the owner of a great number of the worlds biggest brands is Diageo.

Diageo is the giant of the industry and owns 27 malt distilleries, and 2 grain distilleries.

They built their name in Whiskey as a producer of blended Whiskey, and being the owner of the

Bells brand.

BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKEY

  • Bells Whisky
  • Black and White
  • Haig
  • J&B Rara
  • Johnny Walker
  • Spey Royal
  • VAT 69
  • White Horse
  • Buchanans
  • Dimple (known as Pinch in the USA)
  • Old Parr

SINGLE MALT WHISKY

  • Cragganmore
  • Dalwhinnie
  • Glenkinchie

  • Lagavulin
  • Oban
  • Talisker
  • Benrinnes
  • Blair Athol
  • Dailuaine
  • Dufftown
  • Glendullan
  • Glenlossie
  • Inchgower
  • Linkwood
  • Mannochmore
  • Mortlach
  • Pittyvaich
  • Rosebank
  • Auchroisk
  • Strathmill
  • Glen Spey
  • Teaninich
  • Glen Ord
  • Glen Elgin
  • Clynelish
  • Caol lla
  • Cardhu
  • Johnny Walker pure malt

Crown Royal Canadian

AMERICAN WHISKEY

  • Seagrams 7 Crown
  • Bulleit Bourbon

CANADIAN WHISKY

Chivas Brothers are owned by Pernod Ricard

They own 11 distilleries, all on Speyside.

SCOTCH WHISKEY BRANDS

  • Chivas Regal
  • Glenlivet

Allied Distillers

BLENDED WHISKEY

  • Teachers
  • Ballantines
  • Canadian Club

SINGLE MALT WHISKY BRANDS

  • Laphroaig
  • Glendronach
  • Scapa
  • Tormore - this was from the first new distillery to open in the 20th century.

JP Wisers Canadian Rye Whiskies

  • Wiser's deluxe
  • Wisers special blend
  • Wisers very old

The Edrington Group

This company have 5 malt distilleries.

The Famous Grouse, a blended Whiskey, and one of UK's best selling brands

SINGLE MALT WHISKEY

  • Macallan and Highland Park

Dewars are owned by Bacardi

Dewars have 5 malt distilleries

  • Dewars blended whiskey is the USA best selling brand
  • Aberfeldy is their malt

Inver House

BLENDED WHISKEY

  • MacArthurs
  • Pinwinnie Royal
  • Hankey Bannister
  • Cattos
  • Inver House Green Plaid
SINGLE MALT BRANDS
  • Balblair
  • Old Pulteney
  • An Cnoc
  • Speyburn
PURE MALT WHISKEY BRANDS
  • Blairmhor
  • Hankey Bannister

Whyte & Mackay

Whyte & Mackay have 4 malt distilleries

BLENDED BRANDS

  • Whyte and Mackay

SINGLE MALT BRANDS

  • Isle of Jura
  • Dalmore
  • Tamnavulin
  • Fettercairn

Burn Stewart is owned by Angostura Ltd

BLENDED WHISKEY BRANDS

  • Scottish Leader
  • Black Bottle

SINGLE MALT BRANDS

  • Tobermory
  • Deanston
  • Ledaig
  • Bunnahabhain

William Grant is a family run business

BLENDED BRANDS

  • Grants
  • Clan MacGregor

SINGLE MALT BRANDS

  • Glenfiddich
  • Balvennie

Glenmorangie is owned by Frenck luxury goods company LVMH

Glenmorangie is the biggest selling malt in Scotland, so the Scots can't be that wrong!

SINGLE MALT BRANDS

  • Glenmorangie
  • Glen Moray
  • Ardbeg

Morrison Bowmore is owned by Suntory of Japan

BLENDED BRANDS

  • Rob Roy
SINGLE MALT BRANDS
  • Bowmore
  • Auchentoshan
  • Glen Garioch
  • McLellands

Irish Distillers - owned by Pernod Ricard

In a country that invented Whiskey, it is a real shame that only three distilleries still exist.

The largest Irish branded Whiskey is:

Other notable whisky brands are:

Ben Nevis is owned by Japanese brewer Asahi

All their brands are under the Dew of Ben Nevis brand

Tomatin is owned by Japanese company Takara Shuzo Company

Their brands are Tomatin, Antiquary and Talisman.

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Irish Whiskey brands - From the country that invented Whiskey

Japanese Whisky - Award winning!

Canadian Whiskey - Still a big Whisky country, but once a great

Crown Royal Canadian Whisky - Canada's largest

Jameson Whiskey - The largest selling Irish

Irish Whiskey brands - From the country that invented Whiskey

The first English distillery for 100 years

Bells Whisky - UK biggest selling blend

Bernheim Whiskey - The first ever Wheat Whiskey

Black Velvet Whisky - As smooth as the ladies that advertise it!

Bushmills Whiskey - From beautiful, rugged Northern Ireland

Dewars Whisky - America's largest selling Scotch

The Famous Grouse - Scotlands largest selling Whisky

Glenmorangie - Scotland's number 1 Malt Whisky

Lagavulin - A classic malt from Islay

Jack Daniels Whiskey - Uniquely from Tennessee

Japanese Whisky brands - Yoichi

Japanese Whisky - Yamazaki

Paddy Whiskey - A famous Irish Brand

Pendleton Whisky - A super premium Canadian blend

Old Crow Whiskey - Fine American Bourbon

Tangle Ridge Whisky - A premium Canadian Whisky

Teachers Whisky - One of the UK's favorite brands

The legend that is Belgiums Owl whisky

Wild Turkey Whiskey - Fine American Bourbon

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