TOP 10 WHISKIES £50-£100

There's a lot of great whisky priced between £50-100, so here's our expert choice on the best whisky to buy in this £50-£100 price range. Check out our recommendations for the best £50-£100 whisky bargains.

Dalmunach 2016-2021 | 5 Year Old Duncan Taylor Octave Cask 10825703 | Whisky-Online Exclusive
Dalmunach 2016-2021 | 5 Year Old Duncan Taylor Octave Cask 10825703 | Whisky-Online Exclusive

Dalmunach 2016-2021 | 5 Year Old Duncan Taylor Octave Cask 10825703 | Whisky-Online Exclusive

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Exclusively Bottled For Whisky-Online 70cl / 55.4% 

We are super-stoked to finally get our hands on our very own exclusive Octave cask of Dalmunach 2016! Only a handful of casks from Chivas Brothers' mega-distillery Dalmunach in Speyside have been released so far, so this is a real treat.

We sourced this exclusive Dalmunach from Duncan Taylor, who have a small amount of Dalmunach casks that they've been reracking into sherry octaves - tiny sherry barrels made by splitting a bit 500 litre sherry butt into eight smaller casks.

Octave casks typically only hold around 50-60 litres each, and while they impart delicious sherry flavours there's never many bottles yielded because of this small size.

Whisky-Online’s Dalmunach 2016 started life in an American standard barrel before being reracked by Duncan Taylor into a first fill Oloroso sherry octave for the last three months of its maturation. Dalmunach 2016 Octave Cask ​#10825703 was bottled in August 2021 as a 5-year-old at its natural strength of 55.4%, with just 81 bottles yielded from the cask.

Please note that discount codes cannot be used on this item.

Attributes
Distillery

Dalmunach

Bottler

Duncan Taylor Exclusively For Whisky-Online

Series

The Octave

Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Distilled Year 2016
Bottling Year 2021
Age 5
Limited Edition Yes
Bottles Produced 81
Cask Type Oak Cask & Ex Sherry Octave
Cask Number 10825703
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 55.4%
Pre Owned No
Tasting Notes

Before: Tropical fruits, vanilla, spicy pepper, fresh bread, sweet finish.

After: Soft sherry, Madeira cake, peaches, walnuts, some pepper.

£60.00 inc VAT.
£50.00 exc VAT.
Benromach 15 Year Old
Benromach 15 Year Old

Benromach 15 Year Old

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 43%

The new Benromach 15-year-old has landed. This whisky has been exclusively matured in first-fill casks for fifteen years. Expect cracked pepper, charred oak, apples, dark chocolate & forest fruits.

The Benromach 15-year-old has won numerous awards since it was first introduced in 2015. Having tried this whisky ourselves on a number of occasions we understand why!

Attributes
Distillery

Benromach

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 15
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 43%
Pre-Owned No
£66.00 inc VAT.
£55.00 exc VAT.
Glenallachie 15 Year Old
Glenallachie 15 Year Old

Glenallachie 15 Year Old

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

Glenallachie's 15-year-old bottling joined the reborn Speyside distillery's core range in 2019 and Master Blender Billy Walker reckons it's a perfect representation of the distillery's character.

This is Glenallachie in a bottle, with Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry puncheons and hogheads delivering depth, complexity and character to the whisky. It's no surprise that Glenallachie 15-year-old has been showered with awards since it first appeared, including recent Gold medals at the International Spirits Competition and the Scotch Whisky Masters.

Attributes 
Distillery

Glenallachie

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 15
Cask Type Sherry Casks
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.0%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Colour: Sunset Bronze.

Nose: Overflowing with raisins, butterscotch and sweet spices.

Taste: The rainbow of sweet spices, raisins and butterscotch develops to banana, orange peel and dark chocolate.

£67.00 inc VAT.
£55.83 exc VAT.
Lagavulin 8 Year Old
Lagavulin 8 Year Old

Lagavulin 8 Year Old

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 48%

Lagavulin 8 year old was Initially released in 2016 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Lagavulin distillery by John Johnston in 1816.

After the success of the original limited-edition expression, it was decided to make this a permanent addition to the Lagavulin range.

A fantastic dram.

Attributes
Distillery

Lagavulin

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 8
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 48.0%
Pre-Owned

No

Tasting Notes

Nose: Immediately quite soft with clean, fresh notes, faint hints of milk chocolate and lemon and then developing fragrant tea-scented smoke alongside nose-drying, maritime aromas, with subtle cereal. A prickliness seen earlier now develops, while the trademark Lagavulin dryness emerges as fresh newsprint. Softly sooty. Softer, fuller and more rounded with water: it’s not hugely fruity but there’s just a trace of red berry preserve, perhaps, beneath the smokiness, which comes sharply into focus.

Palate: A soothing light texture, with a magnificently full-on Lagavulin taste that’s somehow even bigger than you expect; sweet, smoky and warming, with a growing, smoky pungency, then dry, with more smoke. Charred, with minty, dark chocolate. Beautifully balanced midpalate then salty, oven-charred baked potato skins and smoke. Water rounds things, the taste still mighty yet more succulent, sweeter, spicier and now tongue-tingling, mint-fresh and warming.

Finish: Lovely; clean, very long and smoky. Smoothly, subtle minted smoke surrounds chocolate tannins, leaving a late drying note to emerge in time. It’s warming, soft and still smoky with water, not as long or intense now, yet still leaving the palate dry as sweet smoke lingers on the breath.

£56.00 inc VAT.
£46.67 exc VAT.
Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength
Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength

Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 60%

Glenfarclas 105 is one of those legendary bottlings that has been around for a good few decades and rightly deserves every ounce of praise it gets. If you're a fan of big, heavy, potent, complex cask strength sherry monster whiskies then Glenfarclas 105 will suit you down to the ground.

Glenfarclas 105 has been going strong for a long time now. Bottled in various guises since the late '60s, this legendary name is synonymous with massive notes of chocolate, fruit oils, nutmeg, caramel, stewed fruits, simmering spices, dark brown sugar, leather, wax and very thick notes of clean, vibrant sherry.

A consistently wonderful bottling, and one of the best bang-for-your-buck cask strength Speysides on the market, Glenfarclas 105 shows Glenfarclas in all its youthful, naked glory.

Attributes
Distillery

Glenfarclas

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Cask Type Sherry
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV

60.0%

Pre-Owned No
£58.00 inc VAT.
£48.33 exc VAT.
Caol Ila 18 Year Old
Caol Ila 18 Year Old

Caol Ila 18 Year Old

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 43%

As with other mid-aged Islay whiskies, this Caol Ila 18 year old has really mellowed nicely with age. The peat is still there but it just sits nicely in the background.

Caol Ila 18 starts smoky-sweet on the nose then drinks smoothly, showing a sweet yet sour character. The long-lived finish evokes a distant, smouldering beach bonfire.

Attributes
Distillery

Caol Ila

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 18
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 43.0%
Pre-Owned

No

Tasting Notes
Nose: Smoky bonfires, then soapy water and wet wool, with a smouldering beach bonfire in the distance. Hints of mineral oil, then wax.

Palate: Smooth and mildly sweet start with good acidity and sea salt.

Finish: A lingering, charred, slightly sour finish.

£93.00 inc VAT.
£77.50 exc VAT.
Kilchoman Machir Bay Glass Pack
Kilchoman Machir Bay Glass Pack

Kilchoman Machir Bay Glass Pack

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46% 

Kilchoman Machir Bay is a vatting of whiskies predominately matured in first-fill bourbon casks and a much smaller number from sherry casks. This beautiful marriage gives a unique balance of aromatic and coastal peat smoke, citrus and tropical fruit.

This excellent Kilchoman Machir Bay release is presented in a lovely presentation pack with 2 branded glasses, ideal for a gift or a treat for yourself.

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Distillery

Kilchoman

Bottler

Distillery

Series

Machir Bay

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Cask Type Bourbon & Sherry
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.0%
Pre-Owned No

 

£53.00 inc VAT.
£44.17 exc VAT.
Glenfarclas 15 Year Old
Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46%

As well as being aged longer, the 15-year-old Glenfarclas is bottled stronger than the 10-year-old and 12-year-old, at 46%. Matured in sherry wood, Glenfarclas 15-year-old is an acclaimed malt, frequently rumoured to contain whisky matured longer than the minimum 15 years.

An incredible dram from Glenfarclas, the 15-year-old is a juicy Christmas cake of a whisky with the higher strength giving a pleasing oomph to the aromas and flavours of sherried fruit and gentle smoke .

Attributes
Distillery

Glenfarclas

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 15
Cask Type Sherry
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV

46.0%

Pre-Owned No
£61.00 inc VAT.
£50.83 exc VAT.
Balvenie 14 Year Old | The Week Of Peat
Balvenie 14 Year Old | The Week Of Peat

Balvenie 14 Year Old The Week Of Peat

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Distillery bottling 70cl / 48.3%

The second release as part of Balvenie's Stories Range tells the tale of retired distillery manager Ian Millar's eagerness to experiment.

This 14-year-old heavily peated whisky has all the classic Balvenie sweet and citrus notes along with the lovely peat smoke from a unique process. 

The story behind this bottling is when Ian Millar spotted a 1-week gap in production at Balvenie. it was then decided that they would produce a peated whisky for this week of the year. Hence the name, The Week of Peat.

Attributes
Distillery

Balvenie

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 14
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 48.3%
Pre-Owned No
£65.00 inc VAT.
£54.17 exc VAT.
Ardnamurchan AD/02.22 Cask Strength
Ardnamurchan AD/02.22 Cask Strength

Ardnamurchan AD/02.22 Cask Strength

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 58.7%

Bottled in early 2022, Ardnamurchan's AD/02.22 is a cask strength edition from Adelphi's Highland distillery. Ardnamurchan AD/02.22 Cask Strength is a vatting of 50 casks, 40 of which were bourbon barrels of the distillery's peated whisky with the remainder being unpeated whisky from ex-bourbon and sherry casks - so this will be a tremendous dram. Ardnamurchan AD/02.22 has been bottled without colouring or chill filtration at its natural strength of 58.7%.

Attributes
Distillery

Ardnamurchan

Bottler

Distillery

Series Cask Strength
Country Scotland
Region Highland
Bottling Year 2022
Limited Edition Yes
Bottles Produced 12,886
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 58.7%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes

Nose: Pear and almond tart, sea salt, wet hessian, flapjacks, sea shells and peppermint tea.

Palate:
Fresh ginger, tobacco leaf, integrated peat, orange blossom, salted caramel with a great texture.

£65.00 inc VAT.
£54.17 exc VAT.