Malt Whisky On Our Shelf

Here’s the malt whisky on our shelf.

Click on the highlighted names to read the malt whisky review!

If you wish to learn more about a particular whisky, among these or any others currently available in the U.S., please drop us a line at

Aberlour A’bunadh, Batch 41 59%

Ardbeg 10

Ardbeg Alligator

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Ardbeg Galileo

Ardbeg Uigeadail

BenRiach 16

Benromach 10

Benromach Organic

Black Grouse blend

Bowmore 11 Single Barrel 53.6%

Bowmore 12

Bowmore Springtide

Bruichladdich 10

Bruichladdich 17 Fino sherry finish

Bunnahabhain 12

Bunnahabhain 18

Bunnahabhain Toitech (peated)

Bushmills single malt 10 (Irish)

Bushmills 1608 (Irish)

Cambus 21 (grain) Single Barrel (sherry) 52.3%

Campbeltown Loch (Springbank’s blended scotch)

Cardhu 12

Clynelish 14

Clynelish Distillers Edition

Cragganmore 12

Dalwhinnie 15

Douglas Double Barrel Highland Park/Bowmore

Dram Select 21 year old Speyside

Glen Garioch 12

Glen Spey 21 #5085 2010

Glen Spey 21 #5390 2010

Glen Spey 21 #5392 2010

Glendronach 12

Glenfarclas 105, 60%

Glenfarclas 17

Glenfarclas 25

Glenkinchie 12

Glenkinchie Distillers Edition

Glenlivet 16 Single Barrel (sherry) 46%

Glenmorangie 18

Glenmorangie Artein

Glenmorangie Astar

Glenmorangie Signet

Glenrothes 1998 Single Bourbon Cask

Highland Park 12

Highland Park 15

Highland Park 18

Highland Park 21 2012, 47.5%

Highland Park 25 2012, 48.1%

Highland Park 30 2012, 48.1%

Highland Park 1990 (20 yo)

Highland Park Leif Eriksson (100% American oak, including some ex-bourbon casks)

Johnny Walker Black Label

Johnny Walker Double Black

Johnny Walker Gold Label

Laphroaig 15 Single Barrel 55.2%

Laphroaig PX (Pedro Ximenez finish)

Macallan CS, 60.1%

Macallan 18

Mackinlay’s Rare Old (Shackleton’s Whisky)

Mortlach Flora and Fauna

Oban 14

Oban Distillers Edition

Old Pulteny 21 2010

Old Pulteny 21 2012

Port Charlotte Peat Project

Royal Lochnagar Distillers Edition

Springbank 12 Cask Strength

Springbank 15

Springbank 15 Cask Strength

Springbank 18

Talisker 10

Talisker 18

Talisker 25, 2005, 57.2%

Talisker Distillers Edition

Talisker 175th Anniversary

Tamduh 10

Tobermoray 15



Putting Together a Good Shelf of Malt Whisky

(Within the Means of the Common Man)

Our current shelf is influenced by our need to keep up on the latest version of many core expressions. The pallets involved in the tastings that lead to the main reviews are not always in agreement, but that helps keep the minds open.

So, in terms of what I, the man whose page this is, truly prefers over all others, the following list will give you some idea of where I am coming from.

The ideal shelf of 6 varieties of single malt whisky:

Highland Park 12 – favorite all-arounder

Ardbeg 10 – favorite Islay smoke monster (runner up: Bowmore 12)

Oban 14 – favorite smoky mainland malt (runner up: Springbank 12)

Glen Garioch 12 – new  favorite all around Highlander (runner up: Royal Lochnagar)

Clynelish 14 – favorite bourbon-heavy single malt (runner up: Glenmorangie 10)

Macallan 12 – favorite basic Speysider (runner up: Glenfarclas 12)

Worth the extra money

to open the door to serious malt whisky and make your way up to the first landing:

Springbank 15 – peat and sherry (runner up: Lagavulin 16)

Glenfarclas 17 – hardcore sherry (runner up: Aberlour A’bunadh)

Highland Park 18 – the best of all worlds

Talisker Distillers Edition – extra special treat, peaty bourbon islander finished in sherry (runner up: Ardbeg Corryvreckan)

Long Lost Favorites:

Balvenie Classic (1980s)

Bowmore 17 (1990s)

Lagavulin 12 (1980s)

The best malt whisky I ever had:

Springbank 21 (1980s)

Macallan 25 (early 1990s)

Highland Park 30 (2012)





  1. Your “shelf” was impressive when I last visited (after the LIAB show than HS’s at Freddy’s). The current shelf is such that I don’t think we’ll have time for all the bands!

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