Underrated whisky time: GRAIN!
Grain whisky, in the context of Scotch whisky, is the backbone of the whisky industry. Blended whisky still accounts for more than 85% of all whisky sold which has a grain backbone and malt dressing. This leads to the incorrect assumption that somehow grain whisky (aka any grain that isn’t malted barley) is somehow ‘inferior’ to malt whisky. It really isn’t, it’s just a different way to make whisky using different grains.
The good news for you is that grain whisky is still hugely underrated, cheaper than most malt whisky, and incredibly tasty casks on offer, like this G9.4 Mr Pineapple And Ms Coconut from our October Outturn. Aged for 20 years in oak with a generous finish in an ex-rum cask, this is like vanilla bean ice cream topped with naval rum in a glass with pineapple chunks and desiccated coconut.
Don’t discount grain whisky from your list and a whole world of fascinating flavours will open right up.