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10 Whiskey Bottles To Buy Before 2020 Ends


We have curated a list of stunning whiskey brands. Here are the 10 whiskey bottles to buy before 2020 ends.

Winston Churchill said, “The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.” Yes, whiskey is something that a drink-lover cannot resist. It’s absolutely correct what George Bernard Shaw said, “Whisky is liquid sunshine.”

So, for the ones who never get enough of this drink, we have curated a list of stunning whiskey brands. Irish, Scotch, rye, bourbon, and more! Here are the 10 whiskey bottles to buy before 2020 ends

  1. The Irishman 17 Year Old

The Irishman 17 Year Old is first on our list of “10 whiskey bottles to buy before 2020 ends”. This wonderful single malt from Walsh Whiskey is a result of years of maturation a first fill sherry butt. This bronze winner at 2020 London Spirits Competition has an exceptional profile with the rich and deep flavour of great warmth. Its nose is characterized by the influence of Sherry cask and notes of dark chocolate. On the palate, this 17-year-old is filled with beautiful toasted oak and sweet sherried raisins giving complexity to the palate. On the finish, notes of dark chocolate and nutty oloroso sherry lead. 

  1. Red Earl Irish Whiskey

Second on our list of “10 whiskey bottles to buy before 2020 ends”, Red Earl Irish Whiskey is a bold hero from Kinsale Spirit based in Ireland. This bronze winner has an aromatic nose of subtle cherry, strawberry, rose petal, and citrus, layered on top of marzipan, almond, and oak notes. The palate shows a satisfying blend of toffee, vanilla, and toasted almonds. These flavours are complemented by delightful notes of cinnamon and clove, typical of spicy riojas.

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  1. Lauder’s Aged 25 Years

Lauder’s 25 Year Old, third on our list of “10 whiskey bottles to buy before 2020 ends”, is a great achievement of more than 180 years of Lauder’s tradition. It’s a blend of selected malt and grain whiskies aged for a minimum of 25 years in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon oak casks. The resulting Scotch is a combination of complex and deep flavours of rich dried fruits and subtle spice. Its nose shows off soft heather honey maltiness and smooth leather with luscious oak-notes. The palate features gentle warm notes balanced perfectly between soft oak and malt sweetness with an underlying touch of vanilla. The finish is soft, mature, and long-lingering in the mouth.

  1. Dragon Whisky 8YO (Doublewood Matured)

The Orientalist Dragon Whisky is the first all-Asian blended whisky in the world, from the three acclaimed whisky regions in Asia — Japan, Taiwan and India. Fourth on our list of “10 whiskey bottles to buy before 2020 ends”, Dragon Whisky 8YO is carefully blended for its unique character. Double wood matured in bourbon and sherry wood, this whisky shows off a deep amber colour. It takes its dark flavours and nuttiness from the ageing process. It has notes of figs, dried fruits, and spice. The touch of smokiness and the Oloroso maturation gives this 8YO whisky more smoothness than most other whiskies. 

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  1. Umiki Ocean Fused Whisky

Umiki Ocean Fused Whiskey by Japan-based Yoshino Spirits Company is one of our favourite whiskey bottles for 2020. It’s a premium blended whisky from Japan. Inspired by the country’s respect for nature and the ocean, Yoshino Spirits has blended local ocean-side malt whiskies with grain whiskies from the rest of the world. After it is blended with the pure filtered ocean water and finished in Japanese pine barrels. As per the producer’s claim, Umiki is the world’s first ocean fused whisky. 

  1. Blenders Pride Reserve Collection

Blenders Pride Reserve Collection Whisky was launched in 2011. It’s an exceptional blend in which Scotch malts are matured through the Solera process in the most select of casks. It’s a smooth blend of Scotch malt and Indian rain spirit with the fruity palate.

  1. SLYRS Bavarian RYE Whisky 41%vol. 0,7 l

SLYRS Bavarian RYE Whisky is one of the most desirable rye whiskies. With light gold-yellow colour, this rye displays fruity nose with ripe fruit and cinnamon notes. The palate is elegant and mild, well-embedded with a sweet-spicy note. The finish is long, subtle, and slightly peppery with a very pleasant mouthfeel.

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  1. Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey by Driftless Glen Distillery is crafted using local ingredients from the Driftless region in Wisconsin. It has a rich amber colour and a delicate balance of vanilla, honey, and light spice. It finishes with a hint of oak.

  1. Writers’ Tears Double Oak

Writer’s Tears Double Oak by Walsh Whiskey is a blend of two premium whiskey styles aged in two types of wood- American and French Oak. This triple-distilled, non-chilled whiskey is bottled at 46% ABV. Its nose shows dashes of sweet vanilla, notes of cinnamon, plum, and poached pear. The palate features pressed grapes and citrus zest. The finish has chocolate undertones and lingering spice.

  1. Classic Single Malt Whisky

Classic Single Malt Whisky by M & H Whisky Distillery is matured under the Tel-Aviv sun. It is made using the finest ex-bourbon casks and special red wine STR casks. Bottled at 46% abv, it shows off the light and balanced character.