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  • November / 25 / 2021

5 BEST SCOTCH WHISKY TO BUY IN 2022

There is always something for everyone. As diverse as the world of whiskey is, here is a list
of the finest Scotland’s spirit to suit your budget, tastes and preference. Included herein, are
the reviews on tasting notes and key information on why each dram should be among your
best buys in 2022.

1. GLENDRONACH 21-YEAR-OLD WHISKY
This is probably one of your must have drams in 2022. Aged in the finest blend of Oloroso
and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for over two decades, Glendronach 21-Year-Old scotch
starts off with a sweet and fruity sherry nose. The ‘Parliament’ is non chill filtered and of
natural colour.

Bottled at 48% ABV you would expect alcohol burns but, this single malt is not overly
resinous. It is oaky in a controlled manner and evolves in layers of fruit and sweet allowing
you to take it neat, on the rocks or have it with a splash of water. Either way, it retains the
integrity of a whole, full and round whisky with its medium-long finish. For the price, this is
a steal! Try it!

2. MORTLACH 25-YEAR-OLD WHISKY
This is a remarkable expression for those with an acquired taste for the finest and the richest.
It is truly herbal to the nose, oily, fruity, oaky and smoky on the palate. The wafts of light oak
cascades into gloriously rich oak spice giving it the elegantly smooth Mortlach mix of
fullness, chocolate and herbs in official bottling.

With notes of orange, dark chocolate, sultanas, pepper and prunes, The Mortlach 25-year-old
scotch has been matured in a combination of first sherry fill and American refill oak casks for

a quarter century to give you an endearing palate experience. Best believe, it is a perfect mate
that pairs well with the finest cigars!

3. LINDORES SINGLE MALT WHISKY – FIRST GENERAL RELEASE
For a reasonably priced option, search no further than The Lindores Abbey first single malt.
This woody coloured scotch was primarily aged in a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-sherry
and STR red wine barriques from Burgundy.

It features light and fruity nasal feels, oily texture with a few harsh undertones and a short
peppery oak finish with a pinch of vanilla. Being three and a half years old, Lindores single
malt whisky is a simple, light and pleasant whisky. A perfect selection for your everyday
pour!

4. ARDBEG 19-YEAR-OLD TRAIGH BHAN BATCH 3
Ardbeg distillery makes highly demanded whisky series. This sublime third batch is their
latest expression inspired by Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach.

Matured in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks, The 19-year-old single malt scotch
bubbles with deep flavour profiles with the rich Ardbeg intensity. Traigh Bhan 19-Year-Old
single malt Scotch whisky is characterised by sappy textures, classic sweet smokiness and a
long almond and cloves finish. It is diverse enough for you to throw in a cube or take it neat!

5. OBAN 12-YEAR-OLD SPECIAL RELEASE 2021
Matured between the Highlands and Isles, Oban’s distillery matured this 12-years-old well-
balanced scotch from freshly charred American oak casks. As the alcohol burns off from your
tongue; salty, oily, charred and sweet flavour notes open your eyes to the pleasures of fine
whisky.

The Oban 12-year-old special release 2021 tells its tale of light and dark through the heavy
Oban character tampered with the sweet orange briskness. Taking it with water adds to its
saltiness. It is absolutely phenomenal!

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