Top 10 Whiskey Brands in Singapore

Jun 02, 2023Ashok Chawdhary

Whiskey Blended

Blended whiskey is a blend of one or more whiskeys, which can themselves be made from any combination of malted and unmalted grain. Blended whiskeys are generally cheaper and more accessible than single malt or single grain whiskeys, but lack the individuality of a spirit distilled from a single base product in a single location. On the other hand, they are more malleable in terms of style, an attractive asset for distillers who need to create a consistent "house style".

Although blended whiskeys are considered less exclusive than single malts and therefore less likely to fetch high prices, some of the world's best known and most expensive whiskeys are blends. The Johnnie Walker brand demonstrates this perfectly; Its Blue Label product costs hundreds of dollars a bottle, while its cheaper Red Label is one of the most widely available whiskeys in the world.

Single Malt Whiskey

This is arguably the finest bottling of whisky, made in a single distillery from malted barley, water and yeast. The style is made in Japan, Ireland and most notably (and famously) Scotland. Indeed, Single Malt Scotch Whiskey is a coveted collector's item and is certainly one of the most coveted and revered liquids in the world, with many specimens being treasured as much as the world's finest wines.

In addition, more and more American craft producers have single malt whiskeys in their portfolio. The American Single Malt Whiskey Commission was established in 2016 and defined the category for US distilleries; As of July 2018, the commission had 100 members. At that time, however, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau had yet to officially recognize the term.

Lets see the top 6 Whiskey Brands in Singapore: Available at Tipsy Topsy

1. 2017 The Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The latest annual limited release is classic and sure to please true aficionados of Macallan. Stewed fruit and old leather on the nose, along with ripe cherries, gingersnaps, and black pepper, before orange marmalade notes develop. Full-bodied, with fragrant sweet orange, milk chocolate-coated Turkish delight, and faint smoke. The finish yields dark chocolate, cherry liqueur, and more pepper. Long and spicy.

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2. Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky

Critic tasting note: "Magnificently powerful and intense. Caramels, dried peats, elegant cigar smoke, seeds scraped from vanilla beans, brand new pencils, peppercorn, coriander seeds, and star anise make for a deeply satisfying nosing experience. Silky caramels, bountiful fruits of ripe peach, stewed apple, orange pith, and pervasive smoke with elements of burnt tobacco. An abiding finish of smoke, dry spices, and banoffee pie sweetness. Close to perfection. Editor's Choice" - 97/100, Whisky Advocate


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3. Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Critic tasting note: "Rich, layered, and packed with signature notes from the range, the nose brings forth honey, caramel, sweet apple, poached pear, smoked orange peel, and baked citrus notes. The core flavors riff between citrus, runny caramels, gingersnap, and vanilla, but there are punchy spices, pear, and nutty almond notes too. The finish encircles ginger, orange peel, and hints of chocolate.—JM" - 88/100, Whisky Advocate

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4. Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky

Packaged in a limited-edition bottle, Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve delivers a combination of orange, cloves and melon surrounded by smoke. Juicy and spicy on the palate with a firm body and fine roasted aromas on the finish. The good structure is crowned by a complex finish. Bottled at 40% ABV.


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5. Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Critic tasting note: "From its distinctive triangular bottle, the nose boasts green apple, creamy vanilla, shortbread, fragrant dry spices, zested orange, white florals, and a hint of pear and white grape. The palate is smooth and scrumptious, opening with delicious apple and vanilla sponge sweetness, briefly interrupted by pepper and cloves, with satisfying notes of chocolate, dried fruit, and citrus peel to follow. It’s time to reacquaint your palate with this classic." - 89/100, Whisky Advocate


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6. The Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Critic tasting note: "This complex single malt whisky has a dark honey hue and a bold aroma that entwines vanilla and juicy red apple. The silky palate mixes gentle smoke with mouth watering dry notes—oak, leather and tea, finishing with a smoky exhale accented by orange peel and espresso." - 93/100, Wine Enthusiast

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7. Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson Irish Whiskey is one of the most recognized and popular whiskey brands worldwide. It is a blended whiskey that combines triple-distilled Irish pot still whiskey with a grain whiskey. The result is a smooth and balanced flavor profile with notes of vanilla, toasted wood, and a hint of spice. Jameson is enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a variety of cocktails.

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8. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey

Jack Daniel's is an iconic American whiskey brand known for its distinct charcoal-mellowing process, called the Lincoln County Process. This process gives Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey its smooth character and rich flavor. With hints of caramel, vanilla, and oak, Jack Daniel's is a versatile whiskey that can be enjoyed straight, in a classic Old Fashioned, or mixed into creative cocktails.

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9. Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky

For bourbon enthusiasts, Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky is a must-try. Crafted in small batches and aged to perfection, it showcases a rich and full-bodied flavor profile. Savor the inviting aroma of caramel, vanilla, and toasted oak. On the palate, enjoy the smooth and sweet taste of caramelized sugars, baking spices, and hints of dried fruits. The finish is warm and comforting, leaving a lingering impression of toffee and spice.

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10. Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky

Hibiki Japanese Harmony Whisky is a blend of malt and grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Chita distilleries. It showcases the artistry and elegance of Japanese whisky craftsmanship. Hibiki Japanese Harmony has a harmonious flavor profile with notes of honey, orange zest, and white chocolate, balanced by subtle oak and a touch of smoke. This whisky is best enjoyed neat or in a Japanese highball.

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