One of the most daunting tasks whisky lovers always encounter is how to find a brand that suits their taste. This is not even made easier when you consider the fact that there are tons of brands, flavour and prices. One little mistake, and you would have chosen one that could lead to a terrible hangover.
Whiskey is a distilled spirit obtained from the ‘fermented mash of grain, distilled at less than 190 proof, stored in oak containers and bottled at a minimum of 40% abv.’
Below, we bring you a list of top 50 whiskey brands that will attract high user ratings in 2015.
Wylie Howell Corn Whiskey– this is one of the most popular wines in the world. If you are looking for a whiskey made from non-industrial ingredients, then this is for you.
Imperial Tribute Blended Malt Scotch– aside from being one of the best fit for lovers of strong whiskey, this brand can be personalised for gifts, and wrapped in a Nepalese paper.
Suntory Hibiki- the Japanese are known to be fine producers of top quality whiskey; and Suntory Hibiki is one of the finest blended brand you can find.
Elijah Craig– are you looking for a Bourbon whiskey made in the United States? It is at an ideal age for sipping; and it’s got lots of flavours, oak, and a subtle easy burn. It is an incredible companion when you need to relax.
Crown Royal Cask 16 Canadian Whiskey- this is one of the latest in a rich collection of Canadian whiskeys. A lot of critics recommend this as having an unusual taste.
Kavalan Single Malt Whiskey, Solist Ex-Bourbon- winning the 2014 Asian award for the whiskey of the year is not a mean feat. It is a whiskey well worth a try if you are a die-hard enthusiast.
Glenfiddich 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch- this Speyside Scotch whiskey is one of the most popular brands you can find. Just like most Scotch whiskeys, Glenfiddich is a name on the lips of several aficionados.
Glenrothes 1975 Single Malt Scotch– this is another top quality Speyside Scotch whiskey, and is as popular as Glenfiddich.
2014 Four Roses Single Barrel Limited Edition– just like its name, this brand of single barrel bourbon from four roses. In 2008, it was voted the Whiskey’s Magazine Best Bourbon No Age award winner.
Johnnie Walker Platinum Label Scotch 18 Year Old- this is one name synonymous with quality. The name (Johnnie Walker) is not only famous with fans of top quality whiskeys, but millions of people all over the world.
Glanglassaugh 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch- if you want a taste of the power of the highlands, then this brand is for you.
Glengoyne 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch- this is an award winning whiskey with loads of fans all over the world. It won a Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2005.
Sullivans Cove French Cask Single Malt Whiskey- this another top quality brand from Australia. It ranks among the best brands that attract lots of sales.
Wild Turkey Bourbon Tradition 15 Year- want to have fun with friends and colleagues? Then the Wild Turkey Bourbon sure has to be among your lists.
Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch- this Scotch highland whiskey is rated among the popular brands that attract a lot of buyers every week.
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch- Lagavulin is a favourite of whiskey aficionado basically because it’s a creation of one of Islay’s most mysterious distilleries.
Crown Royal XR La Salle- this top quality Canadian whiskey has carved a niche for itself among top brands. The bottle has a unique crown shape closed with a beautiful glass stopper.
Ardbeg Supernova- by popular demand, Ardbeg Supernova was recalled four years ago; and this time around with a deeper and stronger taste than it was.
The Macallan 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch- the Macallan was reported by the Herald as the world’s third largest selling single malt; and that is why it has earned its place among the top 50 world’s whiskeys.
Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey- this is one of the highest rated whiskeys by critics. It is a Scotch whiskey, and attracts lots of buyers due to its rich quality.
Old Potrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey- this is also from San Francisco. Ryan as whiskey fans know was the grain of choice for the first set of American distillers.
Kilbeggan 15 Year Old Finest Irish Whiskey- award winning Kilbeggan is aged longer than the average Irish whiskey, and is more expensive than the average whiskey.
Kavalan Single Malt Whiskey Solist Sherry– this brand is a matured single cask whiskey made in Taiwan. It is bottled without artificial colouring or chill filtration. It is an award winning brand whiskey that is highly rated by critics.
Macallan 30 Year Old Fine Oak Speyside Single Malt Whiskey- this is one of the highest rated Scotch whiskeys. It costs a fortune too, but the price doesn’t bother lovers of top quality whiskeys.
Black Maple Hill 23 Year Old Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey- this whiskey has a touch of class, and that is why it has found its way into the list of highly rated whiskeys.
Lonach Blended Scotch- another top quality Scotch blended whiskey that has made this list based on its ratings among fans of quality brands.
Glenrothes 1985 Single Malt Scotch Whisky- this top brand has been aged for 19 years, which is slightly longer than the average for Scotch whiskies.
Ballantine’s Gold Seal Scotch Whiskey– the blends light gold colour and unmistakable taste come from a complex mix of carefully selected malt and grain whiskies.
Few Bourbon Whiskey– this is a three-grain bourbon recipe that unabashedly infuses generations of southern tradition with the spiciness of northern rye & a touch of malt for smoothness.
Connemara Turf Mor Irish Whiskey– it was produced from heavily peated malted barley with phenol levels of over 50ppm and results in a deeper earthier taste experience.
Dry Fly Washington Wheat Whiskey– this whiskey features freshly baked orange scones, cinnamon toast, white pepper and peppermint notes.
Kansas Spirit Whiskey– this will impress you even if you don’t have years of experience when it comes to quality whiskey; your curiosity is enough.
Leopold Bros. Maryland Style Rye Whiskey– this whiskey was probably aged in small barrels; but is rated as one of the finest brands around.
Amrut Indian Single Malt Whiskey– Indian whiskies are among the fastest growing brands in the world. Most of them are usually composed of sugar-based spirits mixed with scotch, and this one is no different.
Snake River Stampede Canadian Whiskey– on the average, Canadian whiskeys are light and smoother than other brands; and this is based on the fact that they are basically composed of mainly corn spirit. This particular brand has been aged for 8 years, which is the average age for most whiskeys from Canada.
Seagram’s VO Canadian Whiskey– this is another popular whiskey from Canada. Its access into the list was made possible by the high rating it has received from lovers of top quality whiskeys.
Big Bottom Whiskey Straight Bourbon Whiskey Port Cask Finish– this whiskey is 36% rye bourbon that was finished in a 10 year Tawny Port Barrel for 6 months.
Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey– this whiskey is home grown and handcrafted from the finest ingredients.
Hudson Single Malt Whiskey– this whiskey was aged in small American Oak casks, and is a departure from popular single malt Scotches.
Haig Supreme Blended Scotch– this brand has a strong taste, but still rated highly by a lot of whiskey enthusiasts.
Bowmore Legend Single Malt Scotch Whiskey– this top quality brand was crafted a selection of the finest North American bourbon barrels.
Corsair Pumpkin Spice Moonshine– this popular American whiskey was specially crafted for cocktail, and was made with different types of citrus peel and whole vanilla beans.
Taos Lighting Bourbon– this is the oldest spirit brand in America, and was distilled originally by Simeon Turley of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico.
P & M Blended Whiskey– this whiskey is a mixture of high quality single malt with neutral grain spirit.
Infusion Diabolique Kentucky Flavoured Bourbon– this brand is infused with hole Black Mission figs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks and our blend of herbs and spices.
Adnams Single Malt– Adnams is a top quality whiskey made from 100% East Anglian malted barley and matured for over three years in new French oak casks.
Prince Edward Canadian Rye– not a bad whiskey, and no wonder it made its way into the list.
Wylie Howell Whiskey– this brand was made exclusively from Organic, whole grain Sweet Corn (non-GMO), Malted, whole grain 6 and 2-row Barley Malt, Yeast and Water.
Cedar Ridge Griff’s Cowboy Whiskey– this was dedicated to the ‘American hero;’ the cowboy. It has gained reputation as one of the finest whiskeys from America.
St George Premium Whiskey– this is an American original distilled whiskey, aged, blended, and bottled by a distiller that knows what it takes to create top class whiskey.
We always looking to add more to our list of Top 50 Whiskey Brands and if you know one that should be on the list but missing, please drop us a comment line below.
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