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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The Macallan distillery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
clash1977 added The Macallan

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Lagavulin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
jts109 added Lagavulin

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Balvenie distillery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
clash1977 added The Balvenie

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Glenfiddich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
dirtyoldone added Glenfiddich

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The Glenlivet distillery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
dirtyoldone added The Glenlivet distillery

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Laphroig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
JamesM.Burkeen added Laphroig

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Laphroaig is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
Laphroaig

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Glenmorangie distillery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Glenmorangie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
Glenmorangie

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Johnnie Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Highland Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Talisker distillery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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The Macallan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
The Macallan

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Talisker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
Talisker

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Aberlour distillery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
clash1977 added Aberlour

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Ardberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Chivas Regal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Dalmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
clash1977 added The Dalmore

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Caol Ila distillery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
clash1977 added Caol Ila

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Ardbeg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
Ardbeg

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Dewars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Glenfarclas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
jts109 added Glenfarclas

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Bunnahabhain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
clash1977 added Bunnahabhain

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Caol Ila is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
Caol Ila

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Cragganmore distillery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
clash1977 added Cragganmore

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Famous Grouse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Ballantine's is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Glen Moray distillery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Cutty Sark is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Springbank is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
clash1977 added Springbank

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J&B is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
J&B

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Cragganmore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
Cragganmore

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Dimple is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Glenkinchie distillery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
dirtyoldone added Glenkinchie distillery

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Grants is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Passport is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Buchanan's is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Black Bottle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Black & White is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Scapa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
Matthias Graulich added Scapa

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Royal Salute is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Long John is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Clan MacGregor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Auchentoshan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Scotch Brands
Ken Schauer added Auchentoshan Tripple Distilled with a slightly sweet orange and honey taste.

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Ben Nevis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Bell's is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Tomatin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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White Horse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Vat 69 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Scotch Brands

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Talisman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Scotch Brands