About Single Malt Whisky

About Single Malt Whisky

Top Picks for Single Malt Whisky

Kavalan Solist ex-Bourbon Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
97 points
$159.99
Gold color. Aromas of circus peanuts, banana-pistachio gelato, pound cake, and smoked honey butter with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long white peach, rose tea, saffron, and coconut cream finish. A powerful, highly nuanced whisky that is a pleasure to discover.
97 points $159.99
Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
96 points
$199.99
Dark amber color. Aromas of roasted pineapple, caramel, pecan praline, wine-poached pear, and chocolate coated malted milk ball with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long candied peanuts, vanilla bean, dried mango, and baked dates finish. A tropical and caramelly rum drinkers’ whisky.
96 points $199.99
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
Breckenridge "Dark Arts" Malt Mash Whiskey
96 points
$299
Brilliant gold color. Earthy aromas and flavors of saddle leather and soap, white chocolate toffee, banana raisin muffin, and clay with a satiny, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish that shows impressions of honeyed dried fruits, brown spices, minerals, and tobacco leaf finish. A complex interplay of dark fruits and leathery notes make this a fine sipping and cigar choice.
Kavalan Solist Port Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
95 points
$299.99
Dark mahogany color. Aromas of leather, Serrano ham, cola, cappuccino, toffee coated nuts, custard, and rum-raisin with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a silky, involved, medium-long sea salted dark chocolate, fruity olives, sesame oil, and licorice finish. Heavy port influence imparts this whisky with deep, savory character unlocked with each sip.
95 points $299.99
Bainbridge Yama Mizunara Cask Single Grain Whiskey
95 points
$495
Light amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of saddle leather and soap, mink oil, butter roasted grains and nuts, and banana-fig cake with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, complex, long finish that presents nuances of cashew nougat, fruit cake, dulce du leche gelato, and tobacco finish. A very exotic, leathery whisky with a delicious creamy, fruity center.
Kavalan Podium Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$119.99
Gold color. Aromas of key lime, floral honey, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger-turmeric tea with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, elaborate, very long red apple, exotic peppercorns, tamarind and starfruit chutney, ginger, marmite, and digestive biscuit finish. Complexity abounds in this superbly balanced single malt that combines notes of tropical fruit, spice, biscuit and umami-rich flavors into a work of palatal art; mouthwatering.
94 points $119.99
Moylan’s Distilling Co. Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
94 points
$70
Brilliant golden amber color. Interesting, floral, hoppy aromas of spiced pineapple, chocolate orange peels, honeyed lemon herb muffin, and pine blossoms with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long grapefruit chutney on rye toast, hop candy, lemon-orange pepper, and pine finish. A fun, hoppy whisky with lots of interesting flavor twists and turns for whisky daredevils.
Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak Single Malt Whisky
93 points
$124.99
Gold color. Aromas of speculoos cookie butter, spiced marmalade, gingersnap cookies, and lily with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long salted toffee, fine tea, sultanas, dried rose, apricot chutney, Proscuitto, and smoked tonka bean finish. A deliciously complex and welcoming whisky with a unique spicy pop on the mid palate; lengthy and wide-appealing.
93 points $124.99
Kavalan Oloroso Sherry Oak Single Malt Whisky
93 points
$149.99
Dark mahogany color. Aromas of sun dried dates, coffee toffee, candied raisin, molasses, rosemary, and olives with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, medium-length prunes, sweet tobacco, cacao nibs, candied nuts, salted caramel, and graham cracker finish. A fruity single malt with intense notes of sherry; Spanish brandy lovers may find this a fascinating single malt.
93 points $149.99