To choose a good whisky you need to identify what your taste buds like, so keep asking your senses questions. It all starts with the smell. Do you like it peaty and smoky, mild and fruity or in between? There are two types of whisky in Scotland; malts and blends.
The Lowland whiskies are generally known for their mild, mellow, and delicate characters. Theses whiskies could be a beginner’s choice. The big names of distilleries in this region are Glenkinchie, Bladnoch, and Auchentoshan. You will fall in love with the Auchentoshan three wood, it’s something really special.
As the largest region the highlands make lots of malt whiskies. Some of the biggest names in this region are Dalmore, Glenmorangie, Oban, Talisker, and Dalwhinnie. The taste can’t be described as one – they are all unique.
The Islay whiskies are known for their heavier and smoky characters. Some of the biggest names are Ardbeg, Bowmore, and Laphroaig and Caol Ila.
As the name suggests, this area lies adjacent to the River Spey. They taste light and grassy. The popular names include Glenfiddich, Aberlour, The Glenlivet, and The Macallan.
This is the smallest of all the above regions. They taste dry, smoky and pungent. Glengyle, Glen Scotia, and Springbank are some of the bigger names.
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