Best Scotch under $50
The Glenrothes 12 Year Old
“First time I have tasted Glenrothes. Vanilla, melon, and cinnamon. I usually sip Chevas 12 0r 18-year-old single malt. In their order, the cinnamon, then melon, and finally a very light hint of vanilla. I am sold. I have a new sipper in the house. I am a new Glenrothes fan.” - Ron
Best Scotch under $100
And with a $100 budget, the Scotch Whiskyworld opens up widely for you to explore. Most of the blended Whiskies and many (many!) exceptional Single Malts will be in this price range.
Caol Ila 12 Year Old
“This is my favorite Islay whiskey. The peat and smoke are there, but it is complex and rewarding with citrus, vanilla, and spice. Delicious!” - Matthew
• Lagavulin Distillers Edition
• Ardbeg Uigeadail
• Mortlach 12 Year Old "The Wee Witchie"
Discover Unique Scotch
Son of a Peat Batch 03 The Redeemer
If your bucket list has “forget smoothness as a defining quality of great Whisky,” cross it out now. Son of a Peat Batch 03 comes with big guns ablaze and a desire to punch you (in a good way).
Cask strength, peaty as hell, and no-nonsense character. It's as authentic as they come. No fake-ass color; it’s non-chill-filtered, hand-blended, hand-bottled, hand-sealed, and hand-labeled.
Not only is Member's favorite, but it also won a Gold medal at San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2021.
Dear, Bear & Moose range is absolutely adored and top rated by Flaviar members. These are members’ only very limited and special Whiskies that we source and bottle in very small batches in order to make great, inaccessible Scotch Whisky available to our members. Learn more about private bottlings from different categories with a story to tell.
Best Single Malt Scotch
Highland Park Viking Pride 18 Year Old
This eighteen-year-old Single Malt will delight the taster with a floral and complex nose with cherry juice, warm toffee, and peat smoke. On the tongue, a creamy texture opens to a variety of flavors, from deep stewed fruits, espresso, citrus zest, toffee, and a delicate spice blend. The finish is long and rounds everything nicely with herbal and sweet notes and a hint of peat.
“For those desperately trying to enjoy Lagavulin (because it’s the best!) but can’t get through the smoke and the power, this is the glorious solution. Layers of character that feature Islay-like peat smoke but also some sweet, delicate notes. Like Iron Mike Tyson with his quiet voice. A first time drinker won’t have the experience to fully appreciate what has been accomplished here, but who cares?! It’s an absolute pleasure.” - Cesar
OTHER BEST SINGLE MALT SCOTCH:
• Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength
• The Glenlivet 18 Year Old
• Glen Scotia 15 Year Old
• The Macallan Edition No. 6
Best Blended Scotch
Every good home bar needs a good blend. This can be used in countless cocktails or enjoyed neat, depending on how creative you feel. Blends are consistent in flavor and are richly complex.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
This should come as no surprise, as only the finest Scotch Whiskies make it into the blend - only one in every ten thousand casks, to be exact. In fact, Johnnie Walker Blue Label is so top-of-the-line that insiders often refer to it by its nickname: “Max Walker.”
“This is the whisky that started it all for me. Ever since trying this one, I have been interested in learning and trying more whisk(e)y. Worth every penny!” - Theodore
Best Scotch By Region
Let’s take a look at Flaviar member’s favorites. It will be like taking a mini trip to Scotland from behind your desk, minus those little snack packs of airline pretzels. Which is kind of a damn shame.
Best Scotch For Beginners
Craigellachie 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
“Modestly priced but excellent and complex, apples, a hint of smoke and a hint of tropical fruit after the first dram. Really enjoyed.” - John
Best Peated Scotch
The Uigeadail is named for the Loch from where Ardbeg draws its waters, and in Gaelic stands for Dark and Mysterious Place. The Uigeadail is a marriage of Ardbeg's Whisky aged in Bourbon barrels and Sherry butts. It’s bottled at cask strength for maximum flavor impact. Oo-Yeah.
Best Scotch for Cocktails
If you ever hear people expounding on the beauty of a Manhattan or the Sazerac, this is great Whisky for them to try their hand with to make Scotch cocktails.