The World’s Best Single Malt Scotch, According To The 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Old Pulteney Huddart

Old Pulteney's coastal heritage in north-eastern Scotland is reflected in its smooth, smoky, vanilla-honey flavour. For a balanced, coastal-influenced whisky, it's great.

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bold and dynamic single malt from the Isle of Islay, offering rich and fruity tasting notes. This whisky is perfect for those seeking a robust and intense drinking experience.

Arran Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish

Full-bodied whisky aged in sherry casks with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices, bottled at 55.8% alc. Its strong and complex character makes it a standout option for sherry cask aficionados.

Glenglassaugh Sandend

Inspired by a neighbouring beach, this bourbon, sherry, and manzanilla-aged single malt has vivid tropical flavours. This whisky is known for its complex flavour.

Loch Lomond Classic

Complex fresh fruit, vanilla, and smoky flavours in this affordable single malt for novices. Its approachable yet complex taste makes it a popular single malt introduction.

Aberlour 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Smooth Speyside scotch with fruity and gingerbread aromas, apple and chocolate flavours, and a sweet finish. It's liked for its harmony and balance.

Arran Single Malt 10 Years Old

Mellow scotch from the Isle of Arran with floral aromas, followed by dried prunes, sherry, and dark fruits on the palate. This whisky is known for its delicate and nuanced characteristics.

Port Askaig Aged 8 Years

Smokey scotch from a newer distiller, with tropical notes on the nose and palate, and a sweet yet smokey finish. It has quickly become a favorite for those who appreciate youthful and vibrant Islay whiskies.

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