The 10 best scotch whiskeys for under $100
It's time to take your scotch game to the next level. Learn about the wonderful world of high-end scotch whiskey with our top-rated recommendations
Take a journey of Scotland without leaving the comfort of your couch! Whether you are looking for a sipping whiskey to enjoy by a roaring fire or to impress a work colleague with a classy gift, we've got you covered with these ten top-shelf selections.
What is scotch whiskey, btw?
Scotch whiskey in its simplest terms is whiskey distilled and aged at least three years in Scotland. The five scotch whiskey regions (Islay, Speyside, Highlands, Campbeltown, and Lowland) of Scotland all bring their unique twists to the flavor profile. The fermented grain mash that is used for scotch whiskey is almost always made from malted barley and typically twice distilled.
If you want to learn more about the differences between whiskey, scotch, bourbon, and rye, check out this article here (don't worry, we'll wait).
We here at Drizly have pored through our data to bring you the top-rated scotch whiskey brands that won't put a strain on your wallet. Enjoy!
Top 10 Whisk(e)ys under $100 on Drizly
1. The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The description of this scotch could easily double as a dessert dish - and you very well might consider it as a digestif in lieu of sweets. The Macallan 12 Year Old greets you with aromas of creamy butterscotch, toffee apple, and vanilla custard with a taste of honey, wood spice, raisins, and carmel followed by a finish of warm oak.
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2. The Glenlivet 12 Year Old
Aged in European and American oak, this double matured single malt is a sophisticated and complex classic. The delicately balanced fruity flavors are so enjoyable, the only thing you might consider adding to your drink would be an ice cube.
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3. Aberlour A'bunadh 12 Year Old
One of our staff favorites and an excellent value, this golden 12-year old single malt from Aberlour Distillery is soft and rounded with fruity notes of red apple. This Speyside malt is also double matured in oak and sherry casks.
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4. Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey
If it's good enough for Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation, it's good enough for everyone. Step into the world of Lagavulin - you can almost taste the woodworking with its distinctive classic smoky flavor.
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5. Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Heavily Peated Islay Single Malt
The region of Islay is well known for its smoky scotch whiskey and the Port Charlotte line from the Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay is no exception. The heavily peated Port Charlotte 10 is highlighted by its aromas of oak and smoke and has been aged for 10 years in American whiskey and French wine casks.
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6. Johnnie Walker Green Label Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Aged for at least 15 years, Johnnie Walker Green Label is the best of Scotland combined into a single bottle with malts from Speyside, Highland, Lowland and Island regions. The award-winning blend was once discontinued, but fans were so vocal in their disappointment that it had to be brought back. So pick one up today, just in case they change their minds again.
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7. Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
When you take a sip of this Laphroaig scotch whiskey, you are stepping back through two hundred years of distilling traditions. This particular single malt Scotch has been aged ten years and imbued with the unique flavor of Islay peat smoke and salt.
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8. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
For those of you that worship at the altar of peat, the Ardbeg 10 Year Old is a classic for the home bar. "The ultimate Islay single malt scotch whiskey" as described on the label boasts hints of sea spray, tarry rope, and smoky intensity.
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9. Copper Dog Speyside Blended Scotch Whisky
With a blend of eight single Speyside malts, this offering from Copper Dog popped onto the Drizly radar with its glowing reviews. The easy-drinking Copper Dog greets you with an aroma of ripe orchards and berries and leaves with flavors of toffee and vanilla fudge that eventually gives way to a creamy finish.
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10. Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch
This mellow blend of Speyside single malts is an ideal partner for mixed drinks and cocktails, although our preferred option is to drop a few fingers neat into a whiskey glass. And what's with the name? This goes back to when malted barley was mixed by hand with shovels. The repetitive physical motion tended to injure shoulders, causing the worker's arms to hang low like those of a monkey. Or at least that's the story told by the distillery.
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