Brands The Best Scotch Brands  

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Scotch is a very distinct tasting liquor. All scotch must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels, giving it a distinctive flavor based on the number of years it aged. Some consider scotch to be one of the truest forms of alcohol. Scotch is an alcoholic beverage that is made from malt barley with the introduction of wheat and rye in the late 18th century. The mash can be different combinations of barley, rye, wheat or corn. Whatever is used gives the scotch a different flavor. It is then placed in a wooden cask in Scotland (it has to be Scotland to be scotch) and left to age and ferment. However long it is left in the cask is also going to change the taste of the scotch.

Since all of these factors come into play, each scotch producer comes up with a scotch that taste slightly different from another's. This leaves the drinker with many varying options to consider when trying to choose which scotch is the right one for them. Should they go with the pot stilled single malt scotch like Glenmorangie, Highland Park or Tambowie? How about a aged, blended scotch like Chivas Regal, White Horse, Famous Grouse or Talisker?

This list is to help determine which scotch is the best tasting out there through votes from the Ranker users. Vote up your favorite and vote down the ones that just aren't good enough. And if it’s scotch’s tasty cousin whiskey you crave, check out the list of the best whiskey brands.
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Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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388 102
Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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315 98
The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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294 117
Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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212 76
Laphroaig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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336 109
Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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288 128
Laphroig is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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217 83
Talisker distillery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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151 55
Glenmorangie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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177 57
The Macallan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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222 90
Highland Park is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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363 234
Johnnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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101 41
Talisker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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140 58
Aberlour distillery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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192 85
Ardberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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98 37
Ardbeg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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118 57
Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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99 46
Caol Ila distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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229 181
Chivas Regal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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63 29
Glenfarclas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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179 160
Dewars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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60 34
Bunnahabhain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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50 33
Caol Ila is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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47 40
Cragganmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
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