This article was published on The Sydney Morning Herald online May 27, 2015.
We’re all obsessed with lists and awards, so I thought I’d just go right ahead and add to the hysteria. Let me assure you, though, I worked damn hard on this list, carefully balancing equal parts thinking and drinking.
It doubles as a round-the-world trip through Scotland, Ireland, the US, Japan, the Netherlands, and even India, and shows that amazing whisky is now being produced in all of these countries. It will also reveal some cracking whiskies from places you’re probably familiar with, but which you might not have come across.
These products are overlooked for a variety of reasons, many of which I’ll explain. None of these whiskies are overly expensive – the prices range from $48–130. Some of them will be trickier to source than others, while the majority are available at major retailers, specialist stores or online.
All of these whiskies are delicious, if I do say so myself. Please feel free to agree, disagree or add other underrated beauties of your own choosing in the comments below.