Top 25+ Best Scotch Brands in the World

Scotch is an extremely distinct tasting of alcohol. With so many Scotch brands in the world, it’s not easy to choose one. Here is a list of top scotch brands in the globe.

Scotch Brands in the World

The Balvenie

Country: Scotland 

William Grant & Sons launched this brand of Speyside Scotch in 1892. It is based on Dufftown, Scotland. 


Country: Scotland 

This malt whiskey company is located in Lagavulin, Scotland. The brand is globally acquired by Diageo PLC, the corporation created by the unification of Guinness and United Distillers & Vintners. The same ownership system is maintained secret. 

The Macallan 

Country: Scotland 

This single malt Scotch brand is based in Craigellachie, Moray. It is a fully acquired associate of The Edrington Group. It acquired the company in 1999 from Highland Distillers. It claims to be the third-highest retailing brand of single-malt scotch, after Glenfiddich.

Glenmorangie distillery

Country: Scotland 

This Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland-based brand of Scotch manufactures single malt Scotch. The Glenmorangie Company Ltd acquires this brand whose primary commodity is the expanse of Glenmorangie single malt Scotch. It is accessible in extra matured bottlings, cask finishes, special cask bottlings, an expanse of unique edition bottlings, and 25-year-old bottlings.


Country: Scotland 

This brand of Islay single malt Scotch is managed and acquired by Beam Suntory, associated with Japan’s Suntory Holdings. The brand is based in Port Ellen and launched in 1815. 

Talisker distillery

Country: Scotland 

Carbost, Scotland-based this brand of Island single malt Scotch is managed by Diageo, and their 10 years of representation has been chosen as a component of their Classic Malts line. Diageo launched this brand in 1830. 

The Glenlivet distillery

Country: Scotland

Moray, Scotland-based this Scotch brand manufactures malt Scotch whiskey. The Glenlivet is the oldest traditional Scotch brand of Glenlivet. The brand was launched in 1824. It is the largest retailing single malt whiskey in America and the world’s second-largest single malt brand.

Johnnie Walker

Country: Scotland

Presently, Diageo acquires this Scotch whiskey brand. It is situated in East Ayrshire. Grocer John Walker originally launched this brand. Johnnie Walker is the most greatly supplied corporation of combined Scotch in the globe, retailed in almost every nation, with yearly exchanges of the equal of more than 223.7 million.

Highland Park

Country: Scotland 

This brand of single malt Scotch whiskey is situated on the north coast of Scotland. Edrington Group owns this brand. It was launched in 1798.


Country: Scotland 

This Scotch whiskey company is situated in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy acquires this brand and heavily peated Islay whiskey is manufactured by this company. Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy launched this brand in 1815. 


Country: Scotland

This brand of Speyside single malt Scotch is situated in Aberlour, Strathspey, Scotland. Chivas Brothers Ltd. acquired this brand. James Fleming launched this brand in 1879. 

The Dalmore

Country: Scotland 

With openings in Alness, Scotland this Scotch brand was introduced in 1839 by Whyte & Mackay. Whyte & Mackay acquired and managed this brand. 

Caol Ila

Country: Scotland

This brand of Scotch whiskey is situated in Islay, Scotland. Diageo has owned this brand since 1846. 

Chivas Regal

Country: Scotland

This combined Scotch whiskey brand was manufactured by Chivas Brothers. It was introduced in 1786 and Chivas Regal is the oldest existing brand of Scotland. It has been the leading brand of Scotch whiskey for nearly 12 years in the Asia Pacific and Europe. Since 2016, this combined Scotch whiskey has been the fourth most selling brand in the world.


Country: Scotland

Bunnahabhain was launched in Askaig in 1881. Distell has been acquired by this brand since 2014. It is one of nine existing Scotch brands on the island. 


Country: Scotland

Bacardi acquired this brand of mixed Scotch whiskey. It is considered as one of the most sold mixed Scotch in America. It is also the most rewarded combined Scotch whiskey in the globe with more than 500 awards received in global contests. It was introduced in 1846 in Scotland.

Glen Moray distillery

Country: Scotland

This Speyside brand manufactures single malt scotch. Based in Elgin, they began manufacturing in 1897. The Glenmorangie Company Ltd. purchased the brand in 2008 to La Martiniquaise. It was introduced in 1897.


Country: Scotland

Banffshire, Scotland-based this brand was introduced by John Smith in 1869. United Distillers marketed this brand under its Classic Malts trademark. 


Country: Scotland

Based in Ballindalloch, Scotland, this Speyside whiskey brand is acquired and managed by the Grant household. They have a manufacturing capability of approximately 3.5 million liters of spirit annually. The brand has nearly 68,000 casks developing on location, in conventional dunnage storages. 

Famous Grouse

Country: Scotland

This trademark of mixed Scotch whiskey was originally manufactured in 1896 by Matthew Gloag & Son and presently manufactured and acquired by The Edrington Group. Famous Grouse has been the most retailing brand of Scotch since 1980. 


Country: Scotland

This household-owned brand of single malt whiskey distillery is based in western Scotland. J & A Mitchell & Company acquires this brand.  Certified in 1828, it is one of the existing single malt whiskey manufacturers in Campbeltown. The brand manufactures three types of unpeated and peated malt scotch that contain three different trademarks. 


Country: Scotland

Scotland-based this single malt whiskey brand is also recognized as “Glasgow’s Malt Whisky” because of its vicinity to Glasgow. It is situated in West Dunbartonshire. Auchentoshan is one of six brands of malt scotch whiskey along with Ailsa Bay Distillery, Annandale Distillery, Daftmill Distillery, Glenkinchie, and Bladnoch.

Ben Nevis

Country: Scotland

Scotland-based this Scotch manufacturer refines Ben Nevis 21 Years Old and Ben Nevis 10 Years Old whiskey. With locations at Lochy Bridge in Fort William, Ben Nevis was introduced as an autonomous industry in 1825. Tokyo, Japan-based Nikka Whisky brand has been acquired by Ben Nevis since 1989.


Country: Scotland

William Grant & Sons introduced this brand of combined Scotch whiskey in Scotland. William Grant joined this industry as a bookkeeper in 1886. Pattison’s, the biggest Scotch whiskey brand unexpectedly went bankrupt in 1898 and then William Grant established Grant’s whiskey.

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