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Whiskies we recommend
Looking for the best whiskey or a malt of the month? Knowing where to begin with whisk(e)y can be difficult. The choice is mind blowing but we are here to help, even if you are a confirmed whisky fanatic looking for something new to try.
We recommend a specially selected (and often changing) range of whiskies that our judging activities and tasting events have revealed suit a range of palates, whether you are a beginner, developing your taste or well on your way to becoming a fully fledged whisky connoisseur. Many would make great whiskey gift ideas.
10 Great introductory whiskies
Powers John’s Lane 12 Year OldGreat example of the Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey category, and so tasty.
10 Whiskies to develop your taste
Our connoisseur’s range, get stuck in!
Glenury Royal 1970 36 Year OldThis 1970 vintage is very special whisky from a ‘lost’ distillery. We love it.
Lochside 1964 Single Blend 46 Year OldBlended ‘before’ ageing, with the mix of grain and malt maturing in the same cask for 46 years.
Black Bowmore 1964 29 Year Old 1st EditionWe aren’t quite old enough to remember this being introduced for <£100, but we will never forget it’s taste!
Hanyu 1985 The Joker Monochrome LabelAh, the days when Hanyu’s sat on the back bar waiting to be discovered LOL.
Macallan Private EyeArguably, one of the most collectable Macallans, bottled for the 35th anniversary of Private Eye.
Brora 30 Year Old 1st Release Bot.2002History in the making? Diageo’s first in the Special Releases series for Brora.
If you fancy a wee nip o any o these drams you can buy them via our partner website that will sell, package and ship direct to you. If you buy via us rather than going direct, we get our wee share of the sale price. Buying via us will not cost you any more, but it will throw a few pennies in the Simply Whisky jar so we can keep this page up to date for you, ensuring you have tasty recommendations to tempt all of your senses.
This list of best whiskies will often change so don’t forget to come back and see us again, because we will miss you….