Best Single Malt Scotch Under 100$

1/ Whisky Dalmore Vintage 2008

The Dalmore vintage 2008 began its journey in the best bourbon barrels of first filling, a frame ideally suited to the creation of exceptional single malt. The precious liquid was then transferred for a final blooming in Madeira barrels. Perfectly matching the character of The Dalmore, the generous influence of the wood modeled by Madeira makes a fresh and delicious whiskey.

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2/ Whisky The Dalmore 15 years

This Dalmore has aged for 12 years in bourbon barrels in white oak before being divided into three types of sherry (sherry) barrels – Matusalem, Apostoles and Amoroso – specially selected from Jerez de la Frontera for 3 years additional. It is then married in a sherry cask erected vertically where its aromas and flavors are infused.

The fragrance of sherry casks brings the perfect balance between spirit, wood and maturity. Thus, this Single Malt is of rare elegance and appeals by its aromatic richness and its perfect balance.

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3/ Lagavulin 16 Years Old Single Malt Scotch

A long maturation in Pedo Ximenez casks brings sweet and fruity flavors to the Lagavulin Distillers Edition. Associated with the intensely smoky notes characteristic of peat from the Isle of Islay, the tasting of this Lagavulin is all the more surprising.

This very peaty and iodized single malt from the island of Islay belongs to the famous Classic Malts range. Old gold in color with amber reflections, the ample nose is marked by animal and smoked barley notes, with a trace of unctuous peat (the vanilla of the barrel?). The mouth, peaty, gradually reveals marine notes (smoked fish, iodine) on a background of liquorice. The finish of this smoky 16-year-old Lagavulin is also marked by finely woody notes.

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4/ Smokehead Rock Edition II 46.6%

Vigorous single malt from the island of Islay, Smokehead is a rich, iodized and intensely peated whiskey. Its fresh, fruity and intense profile presents notes of sherry, iodine, toffee, smoke and sea salt.

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5/ Single Malt Whisky Origin Collection

The single malt Rozelieures is distilled in the Lorraine village of the same name located on the western slope of the Vosges. The distillery has produced eaux-de-vie (mirabelles) since 1860. Led by a team of enthusiasts, it embarked on the adventure of single malt in 2000, drawing on its know-how and on high quality barley produced on the 250 hectares of its agricultural domain. Very aromatic and slightly fruity, the Rozelieures range is refined in two cellars with very complementary influences: the first presents a strong thermal amplitude which produces complex and rich whiskeys and the second cellar at more constant temperature, favors the production of finer whiskeys.

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6/ Flatnöse Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Barelegs is a brand of Scottish whiskey belonging to The Islay Boys. Behind this company hides Donald MacKenzie and MacKay Smith. Originally from Port Charlotte, on the island of Islay, the two men have traveled a large part of the world, but have recently returned to their country of origin with the desire to leave their mark on the famous island. For their branding, they were interested in elements of Viking mythology that relate to this part of the Atlantic coast of Scotland, naming their whiskeys after Ketill Flatnöse, a legendary warrior king of the ninth century. This single malt comes from a distillery (whose name remains undisclosed) in the east of Islay, selected by the Islay Boys. A sweet whiskey, slightly peaty and full of character. It was awarded the IWSC 2018 silver medal. This appetizing whiskey is ideal as an aperitif, it is unfiltered cold and 46% bottled.

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7/ Laphroaig Triple Wood – Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A special vintage of the Laphroaig single malt, Triple Wood is a younger version, stronger and richer in flavor than its older brothers. It is the ideal whiskey for lovers of peated single malt and not cold-processed. Islay fans will not be disappointed. This version of the famous Islay has been aged in three types of barrels. Like the Quarter Cask, it began its life in American oak barrels, having already been used for bourbon whiskey. Part of this distillate is then selected and transferred to quarter casks for a second maturation. It is finally transferred a second time, this time in barrels that have contained oloroso sherry.  After a more or less long period – depending on the needs of the whiskey – it is reduced to 48% and bottled without cold filtering.

[ SHOP $65.92 ]