Best Scotch Under $100

A one-hundred bill opens up the Scotch world for you to explore gorgeous Single Malts and Blended Whiskies from all Whisky regions.

We’ve curated a list of drams that will take you on a flavorful trip to Scotland without spending a fortune. The diverse characters of the Highlands, the softness of the Lowlands, the saltiness of the Islands, the smoke of Islay, and the complexity of Speyside - we bet you’ll find your next most-cherished Scotch. 

Will it be The Glenlivet, Aberlour, Glenmorangie, Bruichladdich, Johnnie Walker, Glenfiddich, Hiland Park, Glenkinchie, The Dalmore, Laphroaig, Chivas Regal, Wolfburn, The Glenrothes, Tamdhu, Tullibardine, Bunnahabhain, Dewar’s, or something completely different? Your choice!

The first five bottles on the list are Flaviar Community Favorites, so if you’re looking for a certified $100-gem, these are bulletproof. They are followed by a vast selection of fantastic Scotch Whiskies that will surely match your taste.

By the way, if you are a true Scotch connoisseur: Flaviar offers Scotch-themed subscription boxes, including high-end and rare Scotch Whisky brands! Moreover, we also prepared a selection of the best 5 Scotches under $50 for you!

Top 5 Best Scotch UNDER $100

1.

Ardbeg

Uigeadail
(0.7l54.2%)


Dark… mysterious… Uigeadail! The Ardbeg Distillery is arguably one of the greatest distilleries on Earth. It produces one of the most peated Scotch Whiskies. The distillery was started in the early 18th century on the south coast of the isle of Islay, Argyll, and Bute, Scotland, and is now owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. During the years it was closed and reopened several times, as the majority of other distilleries in Scotland, and changed owners many times; however, it has never lost the genuine devotion of producing The Ultimate Islay Malt. Ardbeg Uigeadail is one of their finest and most-loved expressions. It won a Double Gold medal at San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2017 and it was named the Whisky of The Year 2009 by Jim Murray's Whisky Bible. 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. Discover additional Scotches under $100! *No returns or refunds available for personalized items.

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$91.99

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Deepest gold.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Christmas cake, walnut oil, parma violets, spices, cedar and pine needles.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
A balance between sweet, spicy, and smoky.

Finish
Long, intense and chewy.

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2.

Aberlour

A'bunadh
(0.7l61.5%)


The Original Aberlour. The waters in these parts of Speyside are known not only for their purity but also for their healing powers according to druid priests that lived there in times of the Celts. Later, they used the same water to baptise them into Christianity. So it is no wonder they used nature's best and produced a fantastic product. What is better to make from water than Scotch Whisky!? True to this legacy and heritage, young James Fleming, a farmer's son who supplied grain to local distilleries had a dream to build a perfect distillery in the 19th century. A daring modernist as he was, he did not let anything differ from his expectations. And his dream of the perfect dram lives to this day, in the Aberlour Distillery. Aberlour A’bunadh is made in batches, and each batch is made by hand. It’s a cask strength Scotch Whisky that has achieved cult status among Whisky connoisseurs (and others). In Gaelic, A’bunadh means The Original, it’s a homage to Aberlour’s founder, James Fleming, produced using traditional methods without chill filtration or other modern processes. This fantastic Speysider was matured in Spanish Oloroso Sherry butts, and comes with an exceedingly high ABV. Powerful, POWERFUL.    Discover additional Scotches under $100!

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$103.99

Appearance / Color
Deep rich amber

Smell / Nose / Aroma

 

Allspice, praline and spiced orange, in harmony with deep notes of Oloroso Sherry.


Flavor / Taste / Palate

 

 

Orange, black cherries, dried fruit and ginger, spiked with dark bitter chocolate and enriched with lingering Sherry and oak. Superlatively full bodied and creamy.

 

 

Finish
Robust and long lasting.

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3.

Ardbeg

Corryvreckan
(0.7l57.1%)


Malt Advocate's Single Malt of the Year for 2010. The Ardbeg distillery is arguably one of the greatest distilleries on Earth. It produces one of the most peaty expressions available, they themselves claim they produce the peatiest Islay Whisky. Started in the early 18th century on the south coast of the isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, it is now owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. During the years it was closed and reopened several times, as the majority of other distilleries in Scotland, and changed owners many times; however it has never lost the genuine devotion of producing The Ultimate Islay Malt. One of their finest expressions is the Ardbeg Corryvreckan. This elusive Scotch Whisky was named the Top Whisky of the year 2010 by Whisky Advocate. The Corryvreckan is named after the famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, where only the bravest souls dare to venture. It is bottled at cask strength  of 57.1% ABV. Discover additional Scotches under $100!

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$110.99

Color
Deepest amber.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Waxy dark chocolate, pine needles, peppered steak, sweet vanilla, spicy cloves and blueberries.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Black tarry espresso coffee, dark fruits, bitter almonds, anise and hickory.

Finish
Long, deep and powerful, with black tarry coffee and chocolate coated cherries.

Comment
One of the best Whiskies out there. What else is there to say?

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4.

Oban

14 Year Old
(0.7l43%)


This might just become your favorite malt.   Oban Distillery is found beneath a steep cliff on the West Coast of Scotland in a port town of the same name. In fact, the town was built around the distillery, highlighting the importance of Scotch production to the economy of the day (and probably these days as well!). The distillery itself was built in 1793, making it one of the oldest in Scotland. The malt produced here is the embodiment of the salty coastal surrounds of Oban Distillery itself.   The Oban 14 Year Old tells a tale of its seaside home in every sip. Reflecting the rough rocky shores of “The Gateway to the Isles”, this dram is a delicate balance of dried figs and honey-sweet spices with smoke and tangy sea air. If you close your eyes you can perfectly imagine the waves rolling in over the crags and the salt wind blowing through the Whisky barrels. Despite the peated elegance of this malt, it is brilliantly smooth and will become your new favorite malt if you give it half a chance! It won a gold medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and 94 points at the 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.  It also won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2022!   Discover additional Scotches under $100!

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$91.99

Appearance / Color
Golden amber.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Peat and sea salt, swirling in a fruited caramel body.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Citrus explodes out and is complemented with nutty undertones and dashes of vanilla. 
 
Finish
Smoky peat remains with a slight sweetness.
 

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5.

The Balvenie

14 Year Old Caribbean Cask
(0.7l43%)


Scotland and the Caribbean in one bottle. The Balvenie distillery is the life work of William Grant. Born in Dufftown, Scotland, William began his life as a cattle herder, and later worked as a shoemaker apprentice until he became a bookkeeper at the Mortlach distillery. There he found his love of making the Water of Life. After twenty years of studying, and mastering the trade, he bought a field near Balvenie castle and laid the foundations for what was later to become the Balvenie Distillery. His work gave this Speyside single malt a true mark of quality and uniqueness that has been respected and cherished ever since. The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak casks for 14 years and finished in casks that held Caribbean Rum before. The duality of character in this bottle is what we respect, and enjoy. It’s the best of Scotland and the Caribbean in one Bottle.   Discover additional Scotches under $100!

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$89.99

Appearance / Color
Bright gold.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Tropical flavors are vivid and the fruits such as passion fruit and pineapple are more than present.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Silky touch of well-rounded vanilla with oak and spices with the tropical fruits playing rumba in the background.

Finish
The finish over delivers all of the above stated and promised aromas in a fading serenity and stability. Yup we do love a single malt and we do love Rum, and with this we just kill two birds with one stone… Ouyeah, birds are down!
 

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