Mysterious, sharp and honest, whisky drinkers are known for their impeccable taste and no-frills attitude. Drinking whisky is a sign of self-assurance. If you’re a whisky lover, your favourite pastime is sharing epic life stories over limitless glasses.
In this article, we’re celebrating the whisky lovers by compiling a list of the world’s most famous whiskeys (both bourbon and scotch) available to buy online at WineDivine. Here are some un-Scottish and Scottish bottles of whisky that deserve a place of honour on your bar cart.
Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Maker’s Mark (Bourbon) is America's most renowned gift to the whiskey world. Made from at least 51 percent maize, it is aged in fresh, charred oak barrels. It is a superb example of the genre. It's created to be pleasant on the palate with flavours of caramel and vanilla; the perfect after-dinner drink. Pick up yours from our online liquor store today.
Thomson South Island Peat Progress Report
As part of a limited batch bottling, Thomson offers a sample of their peated whisky. Enjoy the evolving tastes of this young formula malt or grab a bottle of this limited edition. Aromas of malt, smoke and sweet vanillins are found in this whiskey, aged in small casks built from ex-bourbon barrels.
Balblair 12 Year Old
Balblair 12 Year Old embodies the mellow charm of the Highlands with its exquisite mix of fruit, spice and sweetness. Intuitive and elegant, this is Balblair Distillery's signature spirit. First in the Balblair Collection, the Balblair 12 Year Old is a blend of American oak casks and ex-bourbon barrels. Warm, rich whiskey with sweet, citrus-like aromas is the outcome. Oranges, honey and cinnamon dominate the palate before a lengthy, creamy finish with vanilla and leather undertones.
Talisker 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky
Talisker 10yo's popularity continues to rise as more admirers discover its strong coastal peppery, peaty flavour. This is a malt that is just elemental. Talisker, like all good smoky whiskies, has a touch of sweetness to counteract the drying effects of smoke. There's a sweet pear-like flavour to Talisker's smoke, which isn't as strong as Lagavulin. You can find notes of heather, moor and sweet seaweed in the early stages of development.
Glenlivet 12 Year Old
One of the world's most famous malts. It has a gentle, smooth mix of delicious summer fruits and floral notes of spring flowers, with a touch of sweetness and smoothness. The fragrance is flowery and grassy. Notes of lemon and grapefruit are combined by nutty almond and hazelnut to create a soft, citrusy aroma. This is a delicate, fine-boned single malt with great balance and a pleasant flavour. Your palate is led to expect more as citrus flavours linger.
The Gospel Solera
With its decreasing neck and vintage square bottle coloured chocolate brown, the Gospel Solera Rye has a very unique appearance, almost mediaeval in nature. Two years are spent maturing the Solera Rye using the Solera method. It is double-distilled and aged in American and with every 'batch to release', the bottom of the Solera system is pulled out and the bottles are removed from there. More mature profiles are infused with younger, rougher blends, giving the final product more strong and complex flavour.
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack
Is a smooth sip what you're looking for? Your search ends here.
Smoked twice with charcoal, this 80-proof Tennessee whiskey is smooth and easy to sip, especially for people who don't usually prefer a neat pour.
Jameson Irish Whiskey
A blend of Irish malted barley and French maize, Jameson is aged for a minimum of four years in wood barrels. Jameson is the best-selling Irish whiskey around the world. Jameson's blended whiskeys are triple-distilled in distilleries in Midleton, County Cork, using both malted and unmalted Irish barley.
Yamazaki 12 Year Old Whisky
Shinjiro Torii founded Japan's first whiskey distillery, Yamazaki, in 1923. Its taste profile is less smokey than scotch and less sweet than bourbon. It's bursting with apple and jasmine freshness, yet it's made complex by candied orange peel, cinnamon and clove spice and cedarwood dryness. It’s aftertaste is often woody, oxidised aromas of pineapple.
The late 19th and early 20th centuries were a golden age for Irish whisky. Literary luminaries including George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Bram Stoker were born in Ireland during the time. As a critically praised, award-winning rendition of the legendary 19th century whiskey, Writers' Tears is a must-try for whiskey lovers. Rooted in history, this is a truly unique form of artistic expression. If you're feeling inspired and curious, you'll love this drink!
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