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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.

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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