Bartenders Name The Best Scotch Whiskies For Fans Of Honey And Heather

If you’re a Scotch whisky drinker, you know that the flavors can be dramatically different, depending on the region producing the juice. Islay is known for its peated, smoky, briny flavors. Speyside is more famous for sweeter, honeyed notes. But both often feature heather — the bogland flowering bush that dominates the moors of Scotland, …

Entry-Level Single Malt Scotch Whiskies From Islay, Ranked

Laphroaig/Ardbeg/Caol Ila/Bowmore/istock/Uproxx The island of Islay may not be particularly large but it holds gigantic sway over the world of Scotch whisky. The sheep-filled interior and craggy shores of the island are also home to nine (including the recently opened Ardnahoe) distilleries. With names like Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain, and Laphroaig, the Islay whiskies are some …

These Peated Highland Scotches Will Expand Your Ideas About Smoky Whisky

Uproxx Islay has peated Scotch whisky on lock. The malts are smoked with peat-fueled smoke in Port Ellen’s legendary malt house on the island’s southern coast. All of the island’s distilleries produce smoky whiskies, though the degree of the smokiness varies. But there’s more to Scotland’s peated malts than just Islay. The Highlands and Islands …

Underrated, High-Value Single Malt Scotches In The $40-60 Range

Tomatin/Loch Lomond/Glen Scotia/Deanston/istock/Uproxx The Scotch whisky industry is dominated by a handful of big names. The likes of The Glenlivet, The Macallan, Glenfiddich, and Lagavulin tend to own the single malt conversation. But does that mean those well-known names are the “best” in any measurable sense? That’s harder to say. Sure, when you crack open …