15 Whiskies and Bourbons From Around the World You Should Try

Islay whisky
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Food & Drink Editor

More and more people are exploring the world of whisky (or whiskey for Irish and US readers). So to celebrate World Whisk(e)y day, we’ve found 15 from around the world.

Who do you think, per head, drinks the most whisky? The Scots right? After all they practically invented modern whisky production. Wrong. What about Japan, those stressed salarymen love a drink, don’t they? Nope. Well who then. Answer: The French. That’s right, according to research conducted in 2016, your average French citizen drinks 2.1 litres of whisky per year, compared to 1.4 for Americans and 1.2 for Indians.

What this shows, is that whisky is enjoyed all over the world, but did you know it’s also produced all over the world too? So though Scotland remains the spiritual home of whisky, and the Deep South the home of bourbon, here’s 15 interesting whiskies from around the world you might like to consider next time you’re looking for a ‘wee dram’.

American whiskeys

High West Distillery, Utah
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFPgT88MGUC
Smooth Ambler, West Virginia
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSOQ3YFl0v5/
Garrison Brothers, Texas
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTMnDNLA536
Hudson Baby Bourbon, New York
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSudPrcj4Sl/

Scotland

Lagavulin

We’re delighted that Lagavulin 16 has won Double Gold Medal and Best Distillers Single Malt Scotch 13-19yrs in the World Spirits Competition pic.twitter.com/Tra7XxpVGf
— Lagavulin (@LagavulinWhisky) May 15, 2017
Glenfarclas
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTGdOlLA5kR/

Ireland

Tullamore Dew

On the rocks. pic.twitter.com/hec43dL51g
— Tullamore D.E.W. (@TullamoreDEW) April 6, 2017

Australia

Sullivans Cove
https://www.instagram.com/p/BUGmlI5lKdv/

South Africa

Three Ships Whisky
Andy Watts @TheWhiskyMaker personally ensures that every drop of Three Ships is of only the highest quality. pic.twitter.com/LWhJlEG9Zm
— Three Ships Whisky (@ThreeShipsSA) February 27, 2017

France

Warenghem
https://www.instagram.com/p/6C74uEsmg1/

Holland

Millstone

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN7cd0njs1j/

Sweden

Mackmyra

Mackmyra 10 years

India

Amrut Fusion

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTY96uRlgce/

Japan

Nikki

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRWMNirhb4-/

Taiwan

Kavalan

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSlcRP7g1Wx/

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