Whiskey is the drink of manly man!
An alcoholic beverage that has so much love, songs have been written about it. This drink is less likely to give you a hangover, and it’s been said that:
“There are no bad whiskeys on the market!”
But every person has their own favorite type. Let’s take a look at 12 most popular whiskey brands in the market these days!
The 12 Best Whiskey Brands
Brand #12 – Amrut
Amrut whiskey is actually from India and is also aged in oak barrels. You’ll notice a sweet and herbal aroma while tasting fruit, citrus, biscuit and even toffee flavors. As the whiskey goes down your throat, you’ll taste a sweet apricot flavor that is also a little bit spicy at the end.
This is a new brand that was just launched in 2004!
Brand #11 – Suntory
A Japanese whiskey that has been around since 1923. Produced in the famous Yamazaki distillery, this brand has the biggest market share in all of Japan for single malt whiskey. Winning many awards throughout its 90+ year history, you’ll taste hints of flowers and fruits while also enjoying a vanilla aftertaste and a hint of an oak flavor.
The aroma of Suntory is simply amazing!
Brand #10 – Chivas Regal
Chivas Regal is a brand meant for “grown-ups.” Traced all the way back to 1801, this name was introduced by the Chivas brothers, and is marketed as a Scotch whiskey. This brand offers a flavor that is infused with honey, fruits, and herbs that leave a lingering taste in your palate.
The perfect whiskey for a rich and smooth taste!
Brand #9 – Forty Creek
A Canadian company that was founded in 1992 and offers a variety of different whiskeys. In 2014 it was bought by an Italian beverage company, but that hasn’t diluted the delicious taste and the way that this whiskey is made. Copper pots are used to ensure flavor, and barley, rye and corn are used to produce a vintage taste.
You’ll enjoy the smooth and mellowness of Forty Creek. Honey, vanilla and apricot infuse this whiskey with a delicate flavor.
Brand #8 – Parker’s Heritage
Parker’s Heritage offers their heritage malt whiskey, which was introduced in 2015, and has a delightful chocolate taste. A Kentucky malt whiskey, it contains 65% malted barley and 35% corn and has been kept in charred oak barrels for a delightful taste!
Brand #7 – Laphroaig
Another Scottish whiskey brand that was founded at the same time as Ardbeg. We’re not sure about the connection between the two names, but we do know that this is one of the strongest whiskeys out of Scotland!
This whiskey has a smoky flavor, and comes in several different vintages, such as 10-year, 18-year, and you’ll even find rare 27-, 30- and 40-year-old vintages.
Brand #6 – Jameson
Jameson is a brand that distills their whiskey three times. John Jameson, the famous creator, came up with the idea to offer triple distillation and has turned this brand into the best in the world.
Known for its unique taste, this is one brand of whiskey you must give a try!
Brand #5 – Glenlivet
A moderately priced whiskey. You’ll definitely want to snag a 12-year-old single malt bottle, and enjoy the unforgettable taste of Glenlivet. I highly recommend the single malt scotch whiskey this brand is most famous for.
This company has been around since 1824 and is actually linked to the Chivas Brothers that bottled the whiskey in Newbridge.
Brand #4 – Ardbeg
Made on a small Scottish island, this company has been making whiskey for over 200 years and offers a simply divine 10-year-old whiskey. You’ll enjoy the smoky taste and the millions of flavors that hit your tongue.
This whiskey offers a tangy lemon and lime juice flavor with hints of black pepper pops and cinnamon toffee. Once the whiskey hits your palate, you’ll taste ripe bananas and a smoky flavor that warms the mouth with a hint of toasted marshmallows.
Brand #3 – Jack Daniel’s
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of the 140-year-old Jack Daniels line of whiskey. Crafted only by artisans, this whiskey does not utilize machinery or technology to mass-produce their products.
You’ll taste a hint of dry spice and oily nuts while also enjoying a smoky and oak flavor!
Brand #2 – NIKKA
NIKKA’s founders are from Japan but traveled to Scotland in 1918 to learn how to make whiskey in a Scottish distillery. Several whiskeys are produced under the brand: Ben Nevis, Yoichi and From the Barrel. From the Barrel (my favorite) has a medium-body smell with notes of fruits, spices, oak, and flowers.
The taste is of winter spice and toffee with caramel and vanilla.
Brand #1 – Green Spot
An 80-proof whiskey that is produced in Dublin. This brand is specifically brewed for Mitchell & Son and is considered one of the best whiskeys in the world. The exact heritage of the brand is uncertain, but just 6,000 bottles are produced per year.
This vintage offers spicy and soft tastes with green woods, oaks, and a creamy vanilla long finish!