Check out the whisky collection
There’s loads of types of whiskies. You’ve got single malt, blended malt, single grain and smoky blends, plus a bunch of different bottles from almost every country on the planet. But don’t panic – not many people are well versed in knowing the difference between them, or which is their preference.
When it comes to scotch, things are a little simpler. For scotch to be considered, well, scotch, it’s going to have been made in Scotland and aged for at least three years. So that narrows it down a bit.
Most bars and restaurants will have a handful of scotch whiskies on the menu or on display. Don’t be afraid to have a good gander and ask the bartender for a recommendation – they’re the experts after all.
Share which spirits you usually go for or the typical flavours you enjoy in your drink. Like a fresher, sweet mix? Give a blended scotch a whirl. Not to boast but ours is one of the world’s best – so you’ll be in safe hands with Ballantine’s Finest. After something a little more complex? Whiskies that have been aged for longer have a deeper, more full-bodied taste. Ballantine’s 17 Year Old adds a sense of smokiness and spicy liquorice, whereas our 21 Year Old whisky is rich, aromatic and beautifully smooth.