27 Best Scotch Brands You Need to Know

As its name suggests, Scotch is a type of whiskey distilled in Scotland. Just as Champagne is to France and Prosecco is to Italy, Scotch is, well, Scottish! Scotch whiskey is a distilling tradition that dates to 1494, originally using malted barley. 

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Over half a millennium later, Scottish distilleries have expanded to around 135 companies making various types of scotch, from single grain to single malt to numerous blends.

The next time you’re looking for a delicious scotch to enjoy on the rocks or in a cocktail, I’ve provided a list of the best scotch brands to try below. 

 Best Scotch Whisky


My list of the best scotch brands offers a long line of historic Scottish distilleries with a few modern newcomers thrown in. They all deliver award-winning options and a diverse array of flavor profiles to enjoy.

I’d love to hear which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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