Scotch Whisky Game On Point

Top Whisky Bottles for Winter

 

Curl up with a weighty glass of Scotch whisky, a good book, some dark chocolate, and you’ve got a perfect evening. Few spirits inspire as much obsession as Scotch whisky. See what all the geekiness is about when you stay indoors and get to know the dark spirit this winter. This flurry of whisky picks comes from sales associates Erik Guzinski, Marcarthur Baralla, Jon Miner, Charles Prusik, Tara Gruszkiewicz, Josh Mizrahi, and Jared McGuire, and sales manager Sara Sparks.

Aultmore 18yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky $149.99
Meyer lemon, fresh cream, savory spices, and orange peel are some of the wonderful aromas revealed in this unheralded brand. Aultmore whiskies are a key component in the high-end Dewar’s bottlings. However, this single malt whisky stands out for its complexity, freshness, and warm, inviting tones. – Erik

Glenmorangie Nectar D’or Scotch $69.99
What a beautiful idea to use Sauterne casks to finish an already voluptuous whisky. Fresh with notes of cinnamon on the nose and honey on the palate, this is a great sipping Scotch! – Marcarthur

Whiskies of Scotland Invergordon Scotch – 2007 $49.96
A single vintage 2007 bottle from an already exclusive Highlands distiller, this release lands at the exact intersection of rarity, value, and quality. A beautifully fresh style that delights with lemon honey aromas and continues to develop in the glass. – Jon

Oban Distiller’s Edition Scotch – 2001 $81.96
This inspired release from Oban starts with their 14-year-old whisky which is then aged further in used Montilla casks for around another 10 months. Fruity and saline, with just a hint of peat, this is a rich yet balanced dram. – Charles

Compass Box Oak Cross Scotch $52.97
Sipping whiskey before dinner can be a mistake, but sometimes it’s hard to wait! Crack open this Scotch blend with soft flavors of vanilla and clove, and a subtle weight and texture that comes from aging in a cross of Italian and French oak. It’s light enough to enjoy as an aperitif. – Tara

Glen Graeme 19yr Blended Malt $99.96
A great whisky at a great price point, and it’s exclusive to us at Astor. There isn’t a lot of Scotch with 19 years of age under $100. This is blended from 3 single malts of impeccable character. Truly a dram to savor throughout the cold winter of our discontent. – Josh

Talisker 10 Yr. Scotch $64.99
A heathery nose with anise and smoky earth. The palate is gently sweet, with hints of brine and a peppery dry finish. – Jared

The Macallan Edition No. 3 Single Malt Scotch Whisky $99.99
Parfumier Roja Dove makes magic with Macallan in this special edition collaboration whisky. Notes of wood musk, nuts, and strong malt character are trademarks of Macallan’s style. But this whisky is different. I’m reminded of Hautes-Glaces from France and Navazos whiskies from Spain. I experience buttered pancakes drizzled with syrup, an easy entry on the lips with a hefty weight to the palate. Dried yellow fruits join the fun. Impressive, and a departure from the typical Macallan release. – Sara