Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Typically, “scotch” is a whiskey that is produced in Scotland according to a set of guidelines set forth by the Scotch Whisky Association. The main points of those guidelines are that all scotch must be:

  • Made in Scotland, on site at the listed distillery
  • Matured in oak casks for no less than three years
  • Containing no added substances (other than water and caramel coloring)
  • Labeled with an age that represents the youngest drop of alcohol in the bottle

This list catalogs all of the single malt whiskey from this region that we have reviewed so far, ordered by rating and price.

Lagavulin - 16 Year Old

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland, Islay

Rating:(5) -
$82.99

Lagavulin - 11 Year Nick Offerman Edition

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland, Islay

Rating:(4) -
$110

Macallan - 12 Year Double Cask

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland, Highlands

Rating:(4) -
$60

Glenfarclas - 10 Year Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland, Speyside

Rating:(4) -
$45.99

Glenlivet - 12 Year Old

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland, Speyside

Rating:(4) -
$32.99

Glenmorangie - The Original

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland, Highlands

Rating:(4) -
$32

Lismore - Single Malt

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland, Speyside

Rating:(4) -
$18

Oban - 14 Year Old

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland

Rating:(3.5) -
$67.99

Dalwhinnie - Winters Frost Single Malt

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland

Rating:(3) -
$40

Auchentoshan - Select Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland, Lowlands

Rating:(3) -
$30

Grangestone - Bourbon Cask Finished

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland

Rating:(3) -
$28.99

Shieldaig - 18 Year

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland, Speyside

Rating:(2) -
$56.99

Johnnie Walker - Black

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland

Rating:(2) -
$30.99

Johnnie Walker - Red

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland

Rating:(2) -
$23.99

Highland Queen - Majesty Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt

Single Malt Scotch Whiskey | Scotland, Highlands

Rating:(2) -
$19.99