Whisky groups (A – J)

When you love whisky, you might find a favorite that you keep returning to. For many, it is well-known something you return to, and since there are many different whiskys to choose from. So finding a new whisky to try, can be difficult, and perhaps even impossible.

Fortunately, a grouping system has been created. It’s for when you want to try a new whisky, and you want it to taste like some of that you already know.

The distillery groups are divided by the distilleries own standard bottlings. That is to say, no account is taken, for example; Fadandel’s own bottlings or other independent bottlers. It will simply make the groups too large and incomprehensible. However, the groups are a good idea of what distillery you could try something from, the next time you go out and invest in a bottle of whisky.

 

GROUP: A

Distillery characteristics
Full body, medium sweetness, pronounced sherry flavor with fruity, spicy and malt tones, as well as a hint of nuts and peat.

  • Balmenach
  • Dailuaine
  • Dalmore
  • Glendronach
  • Macallan
  • Macphails
  • Mortlach
  • Royal Lochnagar

GROUP: B

Distillery characteristics
Medium full body, medium sweetness with nuts, malt, flowers, honey and fruity tones.

  • Aberfeldy
  • Aberlour
  • Ben Nevis
  • Benrinnes
  • Benromach
  • Blair Athol
  • Cragganmore
  • Edradour
  • Glenfarclas
  • Glenturret
  • Konckando
  • Longmorn
  • Scapa
  • Strathisla

GROUP: C

Distillery characteristics
Light body, medium sweetness, flowers and tones of malt as well as a hint of nuts. No or slightly fruity peat.

  • Balvenie
  • Benriach
  • Dalwhinnie
  • Glendullan
  • Glen Elgin
  • Glenlivet
  • Glen Ord
  • Linkwood
  • Royal Brackla

GROUP: D

Distillery characteristics
Light body, medium sweetness, no or slightly fruity peat, flowers and tones of malt as well as a hint of nuts.

  • An Cnoc
  • Auchentoshan
  • Aultmore
  • Cardhu
  • Drumguish
  • Glengoyne
  • Glen Grant
  • Mannochmore
  • Tamdhu
  • Tobermory

GROUP: E

Distillery characteristics
Light body, medium sweetness, light peat with flowers, spice and honey. Malted tones as well as a touch of sherry.

  • Bladnoch
  • Bunnahabhain
  • Glenallachie
  • Glenkinchie
  • Glenlossie
  • Glen Moray
  • Inchgower
  • Inchmurrin
  • Tominotul

GROUP: F

Distillery characteristics
Medium full body, medium sweetness, light peat, honey and spice. Malted tones and a hint of sherry.

  • Auchroisk
  • Ardmore
  • Bushmills
  • Deanston
  • Glen Deveron
  • Glen Keith
  • Glenrothes
  • Old Fettercairn
  • Singleton
  • Tomatin
  • Tormore
  • Tullibardine

GROUP: G

Distillery characteristics
Medium full body, light peat and floral tones.

  • Arran
  • Dufftown
  • Glenfiddich
  • Glen Spey
  • Miltonduff
  • Old Rosdhu
  • Speyburn

GROUP: H

Distillery characteristics
Medium full bodied, medium sweetness with tones of smoke. Fruit and spice as well as hint of nuts and flowers.

  • Balblair
  • Craigellachie
  • Glen Garioch
  • Glenmorangie
  • Oban
  • Old Pulteney
  • Strathmill
  • Tamnavulin
  • Teaninich

GROUP: I

Distillery characteristics
Light to medium body, dry with tones of smoke, spice and honey as well as a touch of flowers.

  • Bowmore
  • Bruichladdich
  • Port Charlotte
  • Glen Scotia
  • Highland Park
  • “Orkney”
  • Isle of Jura
  • Ledaig
  • Springbank

GROUP: J

Distillery characteristics
Full body, dry, scruffy, dried and medicinal taste with a hint of spice.

  • Ardbeg
  • Caol Ila
  • “Treasure of Islay”
  • Clynelish
  • Lagavulin
  • Laphroaig
  • Talisker
  • Longrow