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Single Malt Whisky Guide

Mar 5, 2009

Whisky is a wonderful drink which has powerful taste, smells and delicate differences. It's a lot easier to enjoy if you find one you like and then have more of a similar style.

For advice on how to enjoy your Whisky selection. Please see my tasting guide.

Always remember to put a dash of water with your Whisky as it unlocks a lot of the hidden flavour.

There are 6 main Whisky producing regions in Scotland of which Speyside is by far the largest producer. I recommend you start off with a well known brand then explore more from the same region.

Regions: islay, lowland, campbletown, island, Speyside, highland

Heavily Sherried Lightly Sherried
Full-Bodied, Medium-Sweet, Pronounced Sherry with Fruity, Spicy, Malty Notes and Nutty, Smoky Hints Medium-Bodied, Medium-Sweet, with Nutty, Malty, Floral, Honey and Fruity Notes Medium-Bodied, Medium-Sweet, with Fruity, Floral, Honey, Malty Notes and Spicy Hints
Balmenach
Dailuaine
Dalmore
Glendronach
Macallan
Mortlach
Royal Lochnagar
Aberfeldy
Aberlour
Ben Nevis
Benrinnes
Benromach
Blair Athol
Cragganmore
Edradour
Glenfarclas
Glenturret
Knockando
Longmorn
Scapa
Strathisla
Balvenie
Benriach
Dalwhinnie
Glendullan
Glen Elgin
Glenlivet
Glen Ord
Linkwood
Royal Brackla
Light bodied, floral and largely unpeated Whisky
Light, Medium-Sweet, Low or No Peat, with Fruity, Floral, Malty Notes and Nutty Hints Light, Medium-Sweet, Low Peat, with Floral, Malty Notes and Fruity, Spicy, Honey Hints Medium-Bodied, Medium-Sweet, Low Peat, Malty Notes and Sherry, Honey, Spicy Hints Medium-Bodied, Sweet, Low Peat and Floral Notes
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Auchentoshan
Aultmore
Cardhu
Glengoyne
Glen Grant
Mannochmore
Speyside
Tamdhu
Tobermory
Bladnoch
Bunnahabhain
Glenallachie
Glenkinchie
Glenlossie
Glen Moray
Inchgower
Inchmurrin
Tomintoul
Ardmore
Auchroisk
Deanston
Glen Deveron
Glen Keith
Glenrothes
Old Fettercairn
Tomatin
Tormore
Tullibardine
Arran
Glenfiddich
Glen Spey
Miltonduff
Speyburn
Lightly Peated Heavily Peated
Medium-Bodied, Medium-Sweet, with Smoky, Fruity, Spicy Notes and Floral, Nutty Hints Medium-Light, Dry, with Smoky, Spicy, Honey Notes and Nutty, Floral Hints Full-Bodied, Dry, Pungent, Peaty and Medicinal, with Spicy, Feinty Notes
Balblair
Craigellachie
Glen Garioch
Glenmorangie
Oban
Old Pultene
Strathmill
Tamnavulin
Teaninch
Bowmore
Bruichladdich
Glen Scotia
Highland Park
Isle of Jura
Springbank
Ardbeg
Caol Ila
Clynelish
Lagavulin
Laphroaig
Talisker

Guide reproduced from this excellently geeky study and this Wikipedia image.