About Single Malt Whisky

About Single Malt Whisky
Single malt whisky is a whisky made from a fermented mash consisting entirely of malted barley and produced exclusively at a single distillery. Single malts can be produced in various countries, each with their own specific regulations.

Top Picks for Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
98 points
$179.99
Ruby color. Fruity aromas of dense raisin-studded caponata, ripe cantaloupe, molasses, sassafras, and candied dried mango with a slightly chewy, lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a hot, very complex, very long milk chocolate, moist spice cake with stewed fruit, cajeta, rosemary, candied walnuts, and bananas flambé finish. A port-like Single Malt with highly concentrated fruity flavors; this stunning display of intensity will satisfy most any lover of cask-finished spirits and may even convert rum drinkers into whisky lovers.
98 points $179.99
Kavalan Solist Ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
97 points
$159.99
Amber color. Aromas of roasted pineapple, bruleed lime, hints of copper pot still rum, hibiscus, curry, and caramel-chocolate truffle with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long roasted kiwi, green tea, sage, and crushed pink peppercorns finish. A funky and tropical Single Malt with a spicy, peppery palate.
97 points $159.99
Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
97 points
$199.99
Dark amber color. Aromas of roasted almonds, leather, hazelnuts in caramel, molasses, orange peel, savory herbs, and starfruit with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a hot, very complex, very long suede, kalamata olives, glazed nuts, dates, dark chocolate, fine tobacco, luxury tea, and dried tropical fruits finish. A delicious and captivating Whisky that inundates the senses with luxury.
97 points $199.99
Kavalan Solist Fino Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
96 points
$469.99
Copper color. Aromas of madeira cake, raisins and roasted walnuts, leather, and roasted meats with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish full body and a hot, engaging, long coffee gelato, soft licorice, and ripe red apple finish. A bold, full-bodied Single Malt with serious wine influence; a flavor-packed indulgence.
96 points $469.99
Copperworks Distilling Company American Single Malt Whiskey
96 points
$59.99
Bright golden amber color. Smoky aromas of sea salt, olive oil, flamed orange peel, douglas fir, singed quassia, leather, and raisins in honey with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long dried mint, lavender, rosemary, thyme, green peppercorn, and eucalyptus finish. A vividly spicy and herbal American Single Malt with world-class depth and balance; a very memorable dram.
Awards: 2018 Best American Single Malt Whiskey
96 points $59.99
Kavalan Distillery Reserve Rum Cask Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$69.99
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of ginger-passionfruit preserves, spiced apples, lime cordial, and dried mango with a round, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a hot, gigantic, very long finish with nuances of caramel, honey-roasted macadamia, roasted yellow bell pepper, allspice, anise, minerals, and pineapple finish. A tropical, super complex Single Malt with the minerality and finesse of a fine wine but the power of brute 57.1% ABV.
95 points $69.99
Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$299.99
Dark copper color. Aromas of cinnamon, allspice, molasses, black tea, sarsaparilla, and dark chocolate with a round, crisp, dryish medium-full body and a complex, long buttered black bread and pineapple chutney finish. A brawny, memorable Single Malt with a lively melange of tropical flavors; a must-try.
95 points $299.99
Kavalan Ex-Bourbon Oak Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$124.99
Golden amber color. Aromas of peach tea with honey, hints of saffron, leather, iced apricot danish, and white peppercorn with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long toasted brioche, coconut latte, caramel-drizzled apples, whipped honey on rye crisps, and limestone finish. A finely crafted Single Malt with a hypnotic, come-hither personality
94 points $124.99
Kavalan Solist Moscatel Sherry Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$599.99
Mahogany color. Aromas of smoked almonds, dark chocolate, raisins, currants, and citrus zest with a slightly chewy, lively, dryish medium-full body and a peppery, elegant, long licorice, black peppercorns, hot cinnamon, and cumin finish. A spicy, chocolatey dram in an over-the-top style for lovers of full-bodied, full-throttle whiskies.
94 points $599.99
Kavalan Distillery Select No.2 Single Malt Whisky
93 points
$59.99
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of ripe starfruit, melon, cinnamon, nutmeg, cherry, jasmine, and pound cake with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, layered, medium-long finish revealing shades of leather, honey, spice cake, sesame, dried fig, and smoked tea. An unassuming nose leads to a a complex and balanced palate with a sophisticated finish that lasts and lasts.
93 points $59.99