Top 5 Best Scotch
Selections for the Holidays
WHAT TO LOOK FOR THIS YEAR
Scotland has been making the world’s best whisky for a few centuries now, so it can be tough to navigate the selection. You don’t want to buy anything too pedestrian, but you don’t want to get something too exotic either. Mostly, you don’t want to blow your whole paycheck on one bottle, and you don’t want to go searching for some white whale of a whisky that you’ll never find. There’s nothing that drives me crazier than reading articles about what you should be drinking, but that only mention whiskies that there’s absolutely no way you’re ever going to get your hands on. That’s not to say that you’ll find my picks in your corner liquor store, but the better shops generally stock at least some of them.
In that spirit, then, here are five whiskies that I personally would love to receive as a gift, and that I am confident that you will be able to find in some of the better stocked shops. Nothing highly allocated or limited edition, just great whisky at a non-back-breaking price. For the record, in the course of my career in the whisky business, I have had occasion to sell all of these, but I am not currently working for any of them. Hell, I’m not even getting paid to write this. Spreading the gospel of good booze is a labor of love.
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