5 Whiskies that Give Credibility to Your Collection

The world of whiskies is full of marvelous creations. From rare Scottish single malts to limited-edition blends, you might always come across drams you haven't tried before. A number of these rare whiskies may be collector's items and not readily available to delight your palate. However, there are some timeless classics that you can find with some effort.

Today, we are sharing five drams that will add credibility to your status as a liquor connoisseur. Four of these whisky brands come from across the world, while one is homegrown and comes from the sunny shores of Goa.

The Glenlivet 18-Year-Old

The Glenlivet ranks among the world's most famous luxury whisky labels and definitely worth your investment. However, The Glenlivet 18-year-old is one for special occasions. Matured for at least 18 years in first fill and second fill American oak casks and ex-sherry casks, the dram emanates rich aromas of toffee and fruit and offers a dramatic citrusy finish.

The Macallan Sherry Oak 40-Years-Old

You can never go wrong with a Macallan, no matter the year and age statement. But there's one limited edition whisky blend we expressly recommend – The Macallan Sherry Oak 40-years-old. Only 465 bottles were released back in 2017, of this expression matured in Oloroso sherry oak casks from Jerez. The dram has a fruity, full-bodied taste with a cinnamon-infused spicy finish.

Paul John Brilliance

This Paul John Brilliance copper-hued whisky comes from Paul John Distillery in Goa. A one of its kind single malt whisky from India, the dram is made from six-row barley from the Himalayan foothills, matured in ex-bourbon casks. The tropical aging gives a unique character to its vanillic finish, pairing wonderfully with Indian grub. The brand ranks among emerging new-age whisky brands from outside Scotland.

The Hakushu 25-Year-Old

For this one, you will need a trip to Tokyo. The Hakushu 25-year-old is a peated Japanese whisky offering light, fruity notes with mild smokiness and a nutty finish. You should know that the drink ranks among the rarest whiskies in the world. However, it's not impossible to find a bottle for sale, at least not yet.

Glenfiddich 21-Year-Old

Glenfiddich is one of the most popular glen brands. Its Glenfiddich 21-year-old expression offers a slightly dry and spicy taste with hints of smoke, oak, lime and ginger spice on the palate. The dark gold Speyside whisky is finished in Caribbean rum casks and remains among the brand's most coveted expressions. Pick one up for an experience worth savoring.

Well, that concludes our list. If you are an amateur whisky collector, you can start aiming for the upper leagues with a bottle or two of these rare whiskies in your home bar. We wish you luck in finding them. Cheers!

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