Whisky 2024: The Best Picks

  • Posted by: whiskyblogger
  • Posted on: 24/01/24
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A great selection of whiskies to get your 2024 started off right!

As the world of whisky continues to evolve, 2024 promises to be an exciting year for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. With a plethora of options available, selecting the right one can be a daunting task. Whether you’re a seasoned whisky aficionado or a newcomer to the spirit, this guide will highlight some of the best picks for 2024, showcasing the diverse and exceptional offerings from distilleries around the globe.

Scotch Whisky:

Scotch whisky remains a timeless classic, and 2024 is no exception. For those seeking a rich and peaty experience, Ardbeg Uigeadail is a stellar choice. This Islay single malt showcases the perfect balance of smokiness and sweetness, making it stand out in the world of Scotch, but not for the faint-hearted!

For a more refined and complex flavour profile, Glenfiddich Grand Cru is a luxurious option. Aged for 23 years and finished in French cuvée oak casks, this Speyside single malt offers a symphony of fruity and floral notes, creating a truly elegant drinking experience.


The American whiskey scene continues to thrive, with bourbon leading the way. In 2024, Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon remains a top contender. Known for its distinctive horse-shaped stopper and rich, full-bodied flavour, this bourbon is a must-try for any whiskey enthusiast.

For an authentic treat, delve into the Weller 12 Year Old Bourbon. This rare bottling, with its 12 years of maturation, presents a smooth and well-rounded experience. Expect notes of caramel, vanilla, and a touch of oak, making it a delightful addition to any bourbon collection

Japanese Whisky:

Japanese whisky has gained international acclaim for its precision and craftsmanship. The Nikka Whisky From the Barrel continues to impress with its bold and robust character. With a higher alcohol content, this blended whisky offers a full-bodied experience with notes of spice, fruit, and oak.

For a more delicate and nuanced option, the Yamazaki 18 Year Old is a true masterpiece. Aged for nearly two decades, this single malt delivers a harmonious marriage from the Mizunara oak influence, sherry cask sweetness, and a touch of smokiness.

Rye Whiskey:

Rye whiskey enthusiasts will find satisfaction in the Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey. This American rye, hailing from Maryland, is known for its spicy and peppery notes, providing a bold and flavourful drinking experience.

For a captivating option, consider the Michter’s 10 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. Renowned for its smooth complexity, this aged Kentucky rye introduces a rich and well-balanced flavour profile with notes of spice, oak, and a delightful touch of vanilla.

In the ever-expanding world of whisky, 2024 brings a diverse array of exciting options that are yet to come for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike! From the maritime shores of Scotland, to the innovative distilleries of Japan, the whisky landscape is rich with choices that cater to various palates. Cheers to a year of exploration and enjoyment!

Check out Andrew’s trip to Raasay Distillery here!

Raluca: As an avid whisky enthusiast, I embarked on the spirits discovery journey back in 2016. Since then, my passion has evolved into a captivating odyssey of exploration and appreciation, and with new distilleries and styles continuously emerging, I’m sure this journey will only get more interesting. I very much enjoy unravelling the intricate tales behind each bottle, inviting readers to join me in a nuanced celebration of the art, history, and continuous exploration that whisky aficionados cherish. 

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