TOP 10 WHISKIES UNDER £50

If you're looking for the Top 10 best whiskies at bargain prices under £50, you've come to the right place! Here's our Top Ten Best Selling Whiskies you can buy for £50 or less, featuring great value whiskies at the best prices.

Tobermory 12 Year Old
Tobermory 12 Year Old
Tobermory 12 Year Old
Tobermory 12 Year Old

Tobermory 12 Year Old

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46.3%

Tobermory is a distillery that has really begun to thrive recently, with a growing cult following for their Ledaig peated single malt whisky.

To focus on Ledaig alone, though, would be to miss out on the delights of the distillery's standard unpeated single malt, which seems to get better and better with each new batch.

Consistency is not a word much previously associated with Tobermory, but their recent bottlings have been consistently top drawer.

This Tobermory 12-year-old replaced the old 10-year-old as the distillery's standard bottling in 2019, when Tobermory reopened after a two year rebuild.

Matured in ex-bourbon casks before a finishing period in virgin oak, it's been very well-received and represents another step up in quality for Tobermory.

Attributes
Distillery

Tobermory

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Island
Cask Type Ex-Bourbon & Virgin Oak
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.3%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Nose: Rich fruit, orange and citrus notes, fresh floral hints and rich oak with vanilla and spice.

Palate: Sweet orange and citrus, creamy caramel and rich vanilla with spicy hints of cinnamon and clove.

Finish: Long and lingering vanilla and spice.

$52.75
$45.22
Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish | Sinclair Series
Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish | Sinclair Series
Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish | Sinclair Series
Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish | Sinclair Series

Ledaig Rioja Cask Finish | Sinclair Series

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46.3%

Ledaig is really becoming so popular that soon we won't be able to call it a cult malt whisky anymore. Tobermory distillery's peated Island single malt whisky is developing a legion of enthusiastic zealots.

Released in 2020 at the distillery's now-standard 46.3%, this Ledaig began life in ex-bourbon casks before a finishing period in Rioja wine barriques, which have added some fresh berry notes to the Ledaig spirit's trademark salty, smoky, rubbery flavours. 

Attributes
Distillery

Ledaig

Bottler

Distillery

Series

Sinclair Series

Country Scotland
Region Island
Cask Type Ex-Bourbon & Rioja
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.3%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Nose: Notes of Turkish delight and rose petals balanced with candied fruits and grapes followed by rich leather and a beautiful peppery spice. A hint of chocolate comes through at the back.

Palate: Creamy mouthfeel packed full of almonds, barley and sweet malt with notes of peppery Ledaig, which give way to black raspberries, sweet vanilla and cocoa interspersed with cinnamon spice and hints of freshly cut grass.

Finish: Lingering smoky finish with red fruit and sea spray.

$44.15
$36.60
Ledaig 10 Year Old
Ledaig 10 Year Old
Ledaig 10 Year Old
Ledaig 10 Year Old

Ledaig 10 Year Old

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 46.3%

The 10-year-old Ledaig heavily-peated single malt whisky from Tobermory Distillery was introduced in 2007 and like many single malt whisky fans we were knocked out when we first tried it. Subtle it ain't, but this is a thrill ride.

Ledaig's full-on character is a combination of very boisterous wet, earthy peat alongside coastal salinity balanced by a toffee sweetness, but it also frequently has unique layers of rubber, sweet and peppery spices and barbecued meat. It's definitely not for everyone, but fans of this take-no-prisoners malt will accept no substitute.

Attributes
Distillery

Ledaig

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Island
Cask Type Ex-Bourbon
Age 10
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 46.3%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright lemony gold.

Nose:
Sweet briny smokiness with distinct island character and playful notes that hint at mild antiseptic, creosote, wax polish, mint chocolate and floral seaside aromas. Soft peat, gentle smoke.

Palate:
Tantalisingly sweet, medicinal flavours infused with enticing sparks of spicy pepper and dried fruit with rich peaty smoke and a velvety vanilla and malty creaminess.

Finish:
A wondrous union of sublimely spicy white pepper, the vibrant sweetness of liquorice and a kick of cloves with a exquisite lingering saltiness.

$48.45
$43.06
A Single Malt Whisky Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
A Single Malt Whisky Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
A Single Malt Whisky Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
A Single Malt Whisky Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set

A Single Malt Whisky Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set

Various Single Malt Scotch Whisky
6x 5cl / Various ABV

A splendid variety gift pack of single malt whisky minis, A Single Malt Whisky Journey does what it says on the tin, with six 5cl miniature bottles of single malt whisky from around the Scottish regions.

This great whisky miniature gift pack would be an ideal starter pack for anyone just getting into single malt whisky, and makes a fantastic gift for any whisky fan.

Please note that the product image here is a representative example and contents may vary between packs.

Attributes
Distillery

Various

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Various
Age Various
Bottle Size 5cl x6
ABV Various
Pre-Owned No
$34.46
AnCnoc 12 Year Old
AnCnoc 12 Year Old

AnCnoc 12 Year Old

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70 cl / 40%

AnCnoc's entry-level 12-year-old has long been a reliably excellent dram, with gentle, sweet fruit flavours alleviated by a touch of citrus.

If you think that sounds like the ideal Speyside whisky, you wouldn't be far wrong - AnCnoc is distilled at Knockdhu, which was considered by many whisky writers (including Michael Jackson) to be a Speyside distillery before the regional borders were finally legally defined (badly) in the Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009.

Attributes
Brand

An Cnoc

Bottler

Knockdhu

Country Scotland
Region Highland
Age 12
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV

40%

Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Colour: Gentle amber with a slight yellow hue.

Nose: Soft, very aromatic with a hint of honey and lemon in the foreground.

Palate: Sweet to start with an appetising fruitiness and a long smooth finish. Light yet complex, smooth yet challenging.

This is a dram that has something for everyone.

$41.99
$33.37
Ardmore 2010-2023 | 13 Year Old Signatory Vintage | 100 Proof Edition 4
Ardmore 2010-2023 | 13 Year Old Signatory Vintage | 100 Proof Edition 4

Ardmore 2010-2023 | 13 Year Old Signatory Vintage | 100 Proof Edition 4

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Signatory Vintage 70cl / 57.1%

A small batch Ardmore 2010, bottled as a 13-year-old in 2023 at 57.1% without colouring or chill filtration by Signatory Vintage for their 100-Proof Editions series.

This 2010 Ardmore 13-year-old matured in a small batch of first fill Oloroso sherry butts and at a hearty 100 Imperial proof (57.1%) this will be a great peat-and-sherry combo, stuffed with smoky, fruity flavours - a treat, but not for the fainthearted at full strength.

Attributes
Distillery

Ardmore

Bottler

Signatory Vintage

Series

100 Proof

Country Scotland
Region Highland
Distilled Year 2010
Bottling Year 2023
Age 13
Limited Edition Yes
Cask Type Sherry Butts
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 57.1%
Pre-Owned No
$48.45
Benromach 10 Year Old
Benromach 10 Year Old

Benromach 10 Year Old

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

Relaunched in 2020, Benromach 10-year-old is produced using a mix of 80% ex-Bourbon casks, 20% ex-Sherry casks aged for nine years and then finished for a further year in ex-Oloroso Sherry casks.

Benromach's textbook Speyside spirit ages very well in both bourbon and sherry casks, showing flavours of creamy malt and forest fruits with a wisp of smoke and lingering sherry notes. An absolutely tremendous dram for the money, Benromach 10-year-old is one of the best value entry-level bottlings you'll find.

Attributes
Distillery

Benromach

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 10
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 43%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes

Colour: Golden Amber.

Nose:
Sweet green apple and pear complement creamy dark honey. Soft vanilla develops alongside gentle smoke.

Palate:
Smooth flavours of malted cereal and stewed fruit combine with warm toffee and a hint of black cherry.

Finish:
Full bodied finish with malted cereal and soft smoke.

$40.92
An Islay Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
An Islay Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
An Islay Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
An Islay Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set

An Islay Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
4x 5cl / 40%, 46.3%, 40%, 43%

An Islay Journey is a whisky miniature gift set featuring 5cl bottles of four excellent Islay single malt Scotch whiskies, namely Bunnahabhain 12-year-old, and a trio of mystery islay single malts: Smokehead, Islay Storm and The Ileach.

The Islay Journey whisky gift pack makes a delicious Christmas stocking-filler gift for fans of smoky Islay single malt whisky or indeed a great introductory pack for anyone looking to explore Islay single malt whisky for the first time.

Please note that the product image here is a representative example and contents may vary between packs.

Attributes
Distillery

Various

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age Various
Bottle Size 5cl x4
ABV Various
Pre-Owned No
$29.07
Edradour 10 Year Old
Edradour 10 Year Old

Edradour 10 Year Old

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 40%

A short hop from the picture-postcard town of Pitlochry lies Edradour, one of Scotland smallest and prettiest distilleries. Edradour's miniscule output - barely 200,000 litres despite the recent construction of a second stillhouse - is occasionally idiosyncratic but has been improving ever since Signatory Vintage owner Andrew Symington bought the distillery in 2002.

Edradour 10-year-old has been the staple of the distillery's core range ever since Signatory took over and is one of those whiskies whose fans will accept no substitutes. If you've never tried Edradour before, you should - and this is where to start.

Attributes
Distillery

Edradour

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Highland
Age 10
Cask Type Sherry
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 40%
Pre-Owned No
$46.29
An Island Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
An Island Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
An Island Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set
An Island Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set

An Island Journey | Whisky Miniature Gift Set

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
4x 5cl / 40%, 46.3%, 43%, 40%

An Island Journey is a whisky miniature gift set featuring 5cl bottles of four classic Island single malt Scotch whiskies from different Scottish islands: Jura Journey, Ledaig 10-year-old from Tobermory, Arran Barrel Reserve and the mystery Islay single malt Finlaggan.

This Island Journey whisky gift set is the perfect starter pack to enjoy the various different island whisky styles and would make a great stocking-filler Christmas gift for single malt whisky lovers.

Please note that the product image here is a representative example and contents may vary between packs.

Attributes
Distillery

Various

Bottler

Distillery

Country Scotland
Region Island
Age Various
Bottle Size 5cl x4
ABV Various
Pre-Owned No
$29.07