Scotch whisky expert David Wishart
Top of many wishlists whatever time of year is a good bottle of Scotch whisky. With many accessibly priced, navigating your way through them all can be a minefield. So we've dug out our 10 favourite Scotch whiskies and whisky expert David Wishart adds his flavour descriptions so you'll be armed at the till next time. Make sure you click through to the end for some more unusual whiskies from further afield.
Whisky Classified: Choosing Single Malts by Flavour by David Wishart is published by Pavilion Books at £16.99.
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i would throw out the johnnie and the chivas. but a 12 year old bushmills.....now thats a drink.
as for a little less pricey an Auchentoshan 3 wood is the way to go if you want an exceptional dram.
see the burns night in right...with exceptional whiskys not basic.
watch out for better taliskers then this.
whoever made this list really doesnt drink whisky alll the time. the list is very unispiring.
I hope a couple of my favourite cheeky little numbers will set you right.
an aberlour abunadh is grea.
sorry not advising on the peat hits here but i am not a peat fan I go for smooth and complex.
If you have my nose enjoy.
Have just received a bottle of Old Pulteney. Very nice.
Thought I'd throw out something a bit more contraversial and for something more unusual (or simply new) I'd recommend to you all the Welsh (yes Welsh!) Penderyn Sherrywood Single, which has a very smooth creamy taste, with citrus and butterscotch flavours, and just a touch of smoke (This was my preference over the Madeira finished, and whilst I really like a nice Lagavulin or Laphroaig I found the Penderyn Peated to be almost undrinkable - avoid at all costs!). The Madeira finished Single Malt can be found in some supermarkets, but I've not seen the Sherrywood. However it can be mail ordered direct from the Penderyn distillery through their website.
Now let the abuse begin!