The world of Single Malt Whisky is a confusing one with hundreds to choose from ranging from $30 to thousands of dollars. The Quickten team have put together a list of excellent Scottish malts so you can avoid making a pricey mistake.
Single malt whisky differs from other whisky in that it comes from only one distillery and is made with malted barley.
- Cragganmore 12 yr – Speyside. Medium dry, smooth, slightly smoky.
- Macallan 10yr- Speyside. Malty, strong sherry notes and spicy fruit cake.
- Glenfarclas 12 yr – Speyside. Spicy sherry taste with a pleasant lingering oaky finish.
- Longmorn 16yr – Speyside. Smoky, fruity, creamy and soft malt.
- Balvenie double wood 12 yr – Speyside. Rich, smooth and complex.
- Glenmorangie port finish – Highlands. Soft, smooth, raisins and hints of dark ripe plum.
- Highland Park 12 yr – Orkney. Smoky, honey and heather flavours.
- Springbank 12 yr – Cambeltown. Toffee, complex and a long finish.
- Laphroag 10 yr – Isle of Islay. Dry, peaty, iodine, hints of seaweed not for the faint hearted.
- Caol Ila 10yr – Isle of Islay. Robust, peaty with a long finish.
Malt whisky says a lot about the drinker; unpretentious, a touch of refinement, they probably enjoy brussel sprouts, cold showers and fighting angry Jack Russells for the last toffee.