best whiskies for noobs

Welcome my noobs!  This is where your journey begins…

After many years of drinking and the hundreds of people I’ve introduced whiskey to, these 7 whiskies have gotten the best reviews overall in terms of taste, price and accessibility.  

These whiskies are great intro whiskies that, hopefully, will want you to continue your journey into the wonderful world of whiskey.  

Try it however you want cuz there’s no wrong way of drinking whiskey…the only wrong way is to NOT drink it so I say, pick one of these great whiskies up now and thank me later!!!

Balvenie 12 Doublewood

JAWS Rating:  9.5/10

Costs: $45-55

 

Nose: honey, apples, vanilla, cinnamon

Palate: chocolate, toffee, honey, dried fruits, sherry

Finish: long, toffee, cinnamon spice

Angels Envy Bourbon

JAWS Rating:  10/10

Costs: $40-50

 

Nose: vanilla, raisins, toffee, toasted almonds

Palate: vanilla bean, citrus, caramel, light cocoa

Finish: med, light oak, vanilla, raisins, apple spice

Oban 14

JAWS Rating: 7.4/10

Costs: $20-30

 

Nose: vanilla, apples, citrus, honey

Palate: orange peels, citrus, honey

Finish: Med, cinnamon, light spice, sweet

Glenlivet 12

JAWS Rating: 7.4/10

Costs: $20-30

 

Nose: vanilla, apples, citrus, honey

Palate: orange peels, citrus, honey

Finish: long, dried fruit, toffee

Monkey Shoulder

JAWS Rating:  6.5/10

Costs: $25-35

 

Nose: vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, citrus zest

Palate: fruit, cloves, honey, dried apricots

Finish: medium, light oak, honey, apple spice

Brenne French Whiskey

JAWS Rating:  7.6/10

Costs: $40-50

 

 

Nose: vanilla, jackfruit, bananas, fuji apples 

Palate: honey, banana chips, butterscotch, blueberries

Finish: med, banana laffy taffy, light oak, vanilla

Aberlour 12

JAWS Rating:  7.8/10

Costs: $40-50

 

Nose: sherry, apples, citrus, raisins

Palate: dried berries, plum, honey, caramel

Finish: long, honey, dark berried jam