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The 54 Best Whiskey Brands You Need To Know In 2023

The best whisk(e)y brands can be found here. Now your only problem is deciding which one to drink...

Whiskey Brands

Whiskey (or whisky, without the ‘e’, if you’re in Scotland) is one of the world’s most popular spirits. Dark, complex and delicious, there’s a reason it’s a go-to drink for men across the globe.

But it’s easy to get stuck in your ways, only ever drinking your favourite drop and never trying anything new. There’s a whole world of whisk(e)y out there aside from the usual brand suspects pumped unrelentingly out of the distilleries of Scotland and the American South.

Of course, there are still plenty of whisk(e)y brands coming out of the old-school powerhouses as well… So we’re undertaking the daunting task of guiding you on a whisk(e)y world tour. Here are 57 whisk(e)y brands that you should be aware of when you see them sitting on the shelf of any bar.

You’ll probably know some, you probably won’t know a lot, but whisk(e)y is as much about the journey as it is the destination anyway. Slàinte.

Whiskey Brands FAQ

Which country is the biggest whisky producer in the world?

Scotland is the biggest producer of whisky in the world. Other countries like the United States, Ireland and Japan, also have long traditions of whisky-making.

What is the number one best-selling whiskey brand in the world?

For many years, Jack Daniel’s has continued to take the spot as the world’s biggest-selling whiskey brand. The American brand sells around 13 million cases annually.

What is the most expensive whisky in the world?

A number of the world’s most expensive whiskies come from The Macallan, a whisky producer in the Speyside region of the Scottish Highlands. A six-liter crystal decanter of its Lalique “M” single-malt scotch sold for $631,850 in 2015.

How do I spell whiskey?

The spelling whiskey (with the 'e') is common in Ireland and the United States, while whisky (without the 'e') is used in all other whisky-producing countries, including Australia and Japan.

Now sit back and enjoy the best whiskey brands in the world.