We all know the “A” grade distilleries and their famed products.
Every whisky enthusiast knows all about them, they have their favourites and most definitely, these good folks always have a very strong opinion on what they are like.
But when it comes second or third tier producers, the less well known, there is a tendency by the dear aficionado to look down on them, to dismiss them out of hand as either ordinary or just plain dull.
But if we delve into this, dare I say, hidden spirit world there are some stunning gems to found. So, here’s my top ten picks of drams you may have heard of but could never be bothered to either try them or buy them. And I suspect you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
And in no particular order, here we go…