Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Nominate Now! What Are Your Favourite Whiskies?

Photo: Mikey Phillips (CCL - text added by us)

A couple of weeks ago we asked you to name your top 3 gins, and you guys made it clear you had ALL OF THE OPINIONS on which spirits rock your socks, and weren't afraid to shout them from the rooftops. I LOVED IT.

We asked for your favourites partly as a favour to our pal Tom Higham, who is writing a piece about the gin craze, but we also mentioned we were looking to run a Vinspire Drinks Awards later this year.

The post helped us decide which gins would be a good idea to nominate as a shortlist (we'll then get you guys to vote for a winner) and so this week we're doing the same with the wonderful world of WHISK(E)Y!

So go ahead, you wonderful people, and tell me what your favourite whiskies are (3 maximum!) - either in the comments to this piece or on our Twitter and Facebook pages!

Need inspiration? Our lovely Hugo has written about dozens of whiskies over the last couple of years. He's also written a guide to Scottish whisky regions if you want to learn more.

Of course, you don't need to nominate just Scottish whiskies - tell me your favourites from all over the world! Whether you're a bourbon fan or getting your geek on with some Japanese or Swedish whiskey, and whether your dram of choice is well-known or a hidden treasure, I want to hear about it.

You don't need to give me a reason why you're nominating said whisky if you're shy, but then again if you want to write whole essays waxing lyrical about your whiskies of choice, I'll gladly read them - glass in hand - and will probably end up buying your recommendations...

So what are you waiting for? TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITE WHISKIES NOW! Up to three if you like - but don't worry if you only have one. We just want to make sure you all get a say in who we shortlist for the Drinks Awards. :-)

Whatever it is, I can't wait to hear about it.


  1. Black Bowmore 1964
    Nikka Miyagikyo 23yo 1988
    Highland Park 18 yo

  2. Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Port Ellen 1982 (2007 Connoisseurs Choice Bottling)
    Connemara Turf Mór

  3. Selecting from available and relatively affordable,
    Lagavulin 12
    Glenmorangie Ealanta 19
    Macallan 12
    Highland Park 18
    Springbank 12 Cask Strength

  4. Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
    Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or
    Macallan 12 Sherry Oak

  5. Glenglassaugh 1973 The Family Silver
    Dallas Dhu 1982 (G&M bottling)
    Balblair 1975

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    1. Posted my own and then thought that is blooming stupid, sozzles guys, but keep your recommendations rolling in some awesome picks in here already.

    2. No Hugo, do post your own! :-D Your opinion counts too! xx

  7. Old Poultney 12 Year Old
    Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Oak
    Writers Tears

  8. Lagavulin 16 Year Old
    Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old
    and a good old Glenlivet 12 Year Old - so moreish.