Top 10 Whisky Brands Selection [2020]

Top 10 Whisky

Our Top 10 Whisky Brands Selection Of The Month Based On Customer Favourite and Review.

The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak 2018 Released

The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak 2018 Released

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl, 43%

“Very complex with full impact”

A lot of oak, hints of vanilla and very smooth full body

Ming Ji

RM 1,399RM 1,300Add To Waiting List

HIGHLAND PARK 18 Year Old

HIGHLAND PARK 18 Year Old

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl, 43%

“Discontinue and old bottling 18 yo HP”

A very delicate and a bit pricey luxury brand. A good collection for me and also a great gift for someone. Old batch HP.

Ah Keong

RM 955RM 849Add To Waiting List

GLENFARCLAS 15 Year Old

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl, 46%

“Lovely dram”

A great sherry dram. Full body flavour on the palate and not so harsh finising

Tristan Lim

RM 580RM 528Add to cart

Lagavulin 16 Year Old

Lagavulin 16 Year Old

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl, 43%

“Favourite classic islay”

Laga Laga Lagavulin! Hated on first sip. Fall in love on the second sip for the full flavoured of smokiness & peat. Smoke Bacon

Alex Yang

RM 489RM 368Add to cart

BRUICHLADDICH The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley

BRUICHLADDICH The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl, 50%

“So fruity sexy lady”

OMG 50% alcohol but the drinks do not burn inside the mouth. With few drop of water help release the fruitiness character of sexy lady.

John teh

RM 438RM 365Add to cart

White Walker

WHITE WALKER BY JOHNNIE WALKER

Blended Scotch Whisky
70cl, 41.7%

“Freezing Amazing”

Never though of putting whisky in the freezer. An averages whiskey. it was totally fun when the bottle is completely freezing and feel like winter is coming!

Sarah Yeoh

RM 399RM 315Add to cart

NIKKA From The Barrel

NIKKA From The Barrel

Japanese Blended Whisky
50cl, 51.4%

“Best Japanese blend and not overprice?”

Really like the strong and light peat on the nose. A complex on the mouth and easy to drink. Smooth!!!

Sara Khoo

RM 395RM 309Add To Waiting List

BOWMORE 12 years old

BOWMORE 12 Year Old

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl, 40%

“The Islay light peated whisky”

Many of my friend cannot accept peated whisky, but this bottle is interesting for them. Light peat and smokiness that will not slap on your face. Balanced and yet not “kacua smell.

Vincent Choo

RM 319RM 266Add To Waiting List

The Arran Malt Distillery Original Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Arran Single Malt Original

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl, 43%

“Always amazing service”

Their communication and service is always amazing. I love their whisky and how reliably it always turns up at my door after ordering it!

Daniel W.

RM 420RM 328Add to cart

DENVER & LIELY Whisky Glass

DENVER & LIELY Whisky Glass

Hand-Blown Crystal Glass

“Quality Crytstal”

Like the decanter design base for better holding on hand. On whisky, more aroma of oakiness opening up. Very useful when lying down sofa and enjoying whisky without fear of falling down.

Robert Tan

RM 260RM 209Add to cart

Got Questions About Whiskey? We’ve Got You Covered!

Whiskey is a lifelong passion! Once you taste some, you will always want more.

1. What does whiskey mean?

The term whisky means the water of life. Originally, it came from the Gaelic word “uisge beatha” or “usquebaugh”

2. Which is correct - whisky or whiskey?

Both are correct! It means the same thing. If the whisky is made in Scotland, Canada or Japan, it is usually spelled without the letter e, which is whisky. If referring to whiskey made in the United States or Ireland then it is spelled with an e – whiskey.

3. How many types of whiskey are there?

There are nine main types of whiskey in the market though additional, not as mainstream types are also available for purchase.

The 9 main types of whisky consist of:

  • Irish whiskey
  • Scotch whiskey
  • Japanese whiskey
  • Canadian whiskey
  • Bourbon whiskey
  • Tennessee whiskey
  • Rye whiskey
  • Blended whiskey
  • Single malt whisky
4. What is Irish Whiskey?

Irish whiskey is also considered to be the father of all whiskeys. It has a smoother flavour compared to other types of whisky and is made from a mix of malt. It can only be distilled using water and caramel colouring.

5. What is Scotch Whiskey?

Scotch whiskey is made in Scotland. It is also known simply as “Scotch” and is originally made from malted barley. However, nowadays it can be made from malt or grain or a blend of the two.

6. How many categories of Scotch Whiskey are available?

There are five main categories of Scotch Whiskey which are

  • single malt scotch whiskey
  • single grain scotch whiskey
  • blended grain scotch whiskey
  • blended malt scotch whiskey
  • blended scotch whiskey
7. What is Japanese Whiskey?

Japanese whiskey is created to imitate scotch whiskey. It uses similar distilling methods as scotch whiskey.

8. What is Canadian Whiskey?

Canadian whiskey contains a high percentage of corn, which makes it lighter and smoother than other types of whisky. Usually, Canadian whiskey is made from corn and rye but may sometimes be made out of wheat or barley as well.

9. What is Bourbon Whisky?

Bourbon is made from at least 51% corn. This type of whisky originates from America and there is no minimum aging period.

10. What is Tennessee Whisky?

Although technically classified as bourbon, Tennessee whisky producers are not too keen on that. It uses a filtering step called the Lincoln County Process before aging.

11. What is Rye Whisky?

Rye whisky is also made in America and has to be of at least 51% rye. Rye is spicier than bourbon but follows the same distilling process.

12. What is single malt whiskey?

Single malt whisky is made from a single batch of scotch at a single distillery. The main ingredient of single malt whisky is barley but in America, a single malt is sometimes made from rye.

13. What is the flavour of scotch whiskey?

Scotch whiskey usually tastes rather smokey. This is caused by its origin. Prior to being grinded and mashed, the barley is dried over a fire, leading to a rather peaty smell.

14. I hear the term 'finishing' a lot, what does it mean?

To mature, scotch whisky must be placed in oak casks or barrels for a minimum of three years. Often it is matured for a longer period of time. The term “finishing” refers to the extension of the maturation process when the spirit is then filled into empty casks. These empty casks would have previously held other wines or spirits for a relatively short period of time at the end of maturation. The cask that is used for finishing must not contain any liquid before it is used. If it does contain any liquid, it has to be drained. If there is any change of the spirit, it will result in its interaction over time with the wood of the cask.

15. How should scotch whiskey be consumed?

This really depends on where you are in the world when you are consuming it.

If you are in Scotland, where scotch whisky originated, it is enjoyed with a little bit of water. The same goes if you are located in the United Kingdom.

If you are in Spain, the people over there like to mix it with cola.

In Japan, scotch whisky is enjoyed with a lot of ice and water.

In China, it is enjoyed with cold green tea.

All over the world, scotch whisky is enjoyed and it is exciting to see how it is drunk! However, we caution that this spirit should be enjoyed responsibly, as with all drinks!

16. How should I store my scotch whiskey?

Whisky does not mature in the bottle. If you keep a 10 year old bottle for another 50 years, it will forever remain a 10 year old bottle of whisky.

You should keep the bottle out of direct sunlight, even if it is opened, so that it does not lose its taste. It is best to store your scotch whisky in a cupboard at home at room temperature.

17. What is the alcoholic content of scotch whisky?

By law, the minimum alcoholic content is 40% alcohol by volume. Some bottles, such as the BRUICHLADDICH The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley contains 50% alcohol strength or the KILKERRAN 12 Year Old has 46% alcohol strength.

Alcohol strength can go up to 66% of alcohol by volume.

18. How old is the best scotch whiskey?

In the United Kingdom and in Europe, the law states that scotch whisky has to be at least three years old.

However, most producers mature the whisky for a longer period of time than the legal minimum.

19. Why has my scotch whisky gone cloudy?

It is perfectly normal for your scotch whisky to look cloudy when it is stored at low temperatures. However, when it returns to room temperature, the cloudiness will disappear.

If ice is added to scotch whisky that is non-chill filtered, it will go cloudy even when it is in a glass.

20. Is scotch whiskey worth the investment?

Scotch whisky is known globally due to its many factors such as its heritage, quality and craft. There are many varieties of whisky available and some people love collecting bottles.

Old and rare whiskies are also sold at a higher price. Some are even auctioned off so if you want to invest in the scotch whisky industry, these are the ones to go for. However, before purchasing any bottles, you should check the brand, origin and so on to ensure that it is the real thing. In other words, do your research!

21. What is a standard measure of scotch whiskey?

A standard measure of scotch whisky is 25ml.

22. How many calories is in scotch whisky?

In a standard measure of scotch whisky, it usually contains about 55 calories.

23. I am a vegan. Can I drink scotch whiskey?

Yes, you can. Scotch whisky is not produced from any animal products. It is therefore suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

24. Is scotch whiskey gluten free?

A grain that contains gluten is usually an ingredient in scotch whisky. However, all traces of gluten are removed when the liquor is distilled. This makes scotch whisky gluten free.

25. What are the best Irish whiskey brands?

There are a wide range of selections when it comes to Irish whiskey brands. A few big names include Jameson and Tullamore D.E.W.

Some bottles of Irish whiskey to try include BUSHMILLS Black Bush.

26. What cocktails can I make with Irish whiskey?

You can make universal favourite cocktails such as Irish coffee where baristas mix whiskey with coffee and other refreshing drinks such as the Irish tea party. Another popular drink to go with Irish whiskey is the Irish slammer.

27. What are the iconic single malts whisky?

When you are choosing a scotch whisky, you can look for the term “single malt” on the label of the bottle. Single malt whisky is produced by a single distillery.

Popular single malt whisky brands include Glen Scotia, The Macallan and The Glenlivet.

Most of these brands carry the most expensive whiskeys in the world but they also carry other, more affordable labels.

28. As a start, what whiskey can I try?

You can start off with any of these brands of whisky. Tastes will vary depending on person as each person has different preferences. Producers have come up with different blends to suit the palettes of everyone.

The key is to try as many types of whisky as possible to find a blend that suits you.

Got more questions? Ask us about it! Or you can start by purviewing other types of liquor like vodka and gin before coming back to our favourite – whisky!