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Teacher's highland cream is superb. It's one of those rare blends at an affordable price with no compromises. It is as smooth as Johnny walker black label at half the price. 

While this blend doesn't bring the complexity of single malt, it is enjoyable enough to sip straight. Try it.

Here's the following My Favourite Whiskey Brands which i Love the most.

#1 Officer’s Choice: Hailed as the number 1 selling whiskey in India, this brand upturned Smirnoff Vodka to become the biggest-selling spirit in the year 2015.

#2 McDowell’s No.1: A product of United Spirits Limited, this brand launched in the year 1968 is the number two selling whiskey across India.

#3 Director’s Special: Previously manufactured by Shaw Wallace, this whiskey brand is now owned by United Spirits Limited, a subsidiary group of business tycoon Vijay Mallya.

#4 Seagram’s Imperial Blue: The popularity of this whiskey is thanks to its strong and well-executed advertising.

#5 Royal Stag: The growing popularity of Royal Stag whiskey is again an example of stellar advertising and the celebrity power of their brand ambassador, Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan.  The brand’s logo – “It’s your life, make it large” seems to resonate with the masses as Royal Stag is the most popular of Pernod Ricard’s Indian whiskeys.

Even though there are dozens of whiskey brands available in the market, I like Johnny Walker. Right from the packing to its aroma, everything about JW is so perfect that you have to struggle hard to find even one loophole. Apart from Johnny Walker, Imperial and Chivas are other two brands that intrigue me. After a hectic day, a glass of any of these whiskey brands has the power to rejuvenate and refresh me for an eventful evening. Give them a shot, and you will know what it's like to feel as fresh and inspired at 8 PM as you do at 9 AM.

 

My favorite whisky brand is Johnnie Walker. The reason is simple. It was my dad's favorite and by default it became my favorite too. However, I am not stopping at just the one. The list is long and it includes Jack Daniel’s, VAT 69, Grants, Chivas Regal among others since each of them are unique in their own aspects - be it with the blend or the grain being used. It depends on my mood and the availability of liquor. In my dad’s time, these beautiful bottles of the golden liquid were brought from a Duty Free shop by my dad. This was also because liquor was not sold freely but these days since it is available in most of the places, I have no issues getting the poison of my choice whatsoever.

I still have some of those old bottles as souvenirs which I have got from the flight (which was given way back in 90's) and they adorn my showcase.

Royal Stag is inarguably the best whisky Brand in India. It's my favourite and of everyone else in my friends group. It's smoothness is far better than any other brand. And don't even get me started about the taste of this awesome whisky, it's pure magical . This fine malt beverage has always found a place in my shelf. I always greet my friends with this whisky. It is actually a way good whisky for its low price. For me, those who haven't tasted this fine drink, has never actually tasted a whisky. Try it once and believe me ,this will instantly become your favourite whisky ever. Royal Stag, like it's name it is actually a Royal Drink .

Scotch whiskey as in Black Dog and Johnnie Walker are my favorites because the high is soothing and doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable. I don’t remember any time I threw up or felt uncomfortable after having a scotch. The high is also intense and beautiful.
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Thanks to fast-paced globalization, these days you can find almost all brands of world-class whisky is India. Even though the prices of some whiskies are straight out of your nightmares, there is still a wide range of affordable whisky out there for you to pick from.

 

As far as I’m concerned, I love Scotch whisky more than any other kind.

 

Everyone has their own taste buds, what suits one might not suit the other. But these few brands, trust me, will not give you any reason to complain!

 

 

My favorite has to be 100 pipers’ 12YO. Definitely my all time favorite! Seagram’s has been totally killing it with this beauty.The secret behind the rich taste of 100 pipers 12YO

 

Second on my list has to be J & B rare scotch! Thanks to its mix of vanilla and honey with cocoa, this bottle will leave you no less than addicted to its taste! J & B stands for Justerini & Brooks and also happens to be the second best-selling whiskey after Johnnie Walker globally.

 

Finally, its time for some bourbon love! And when out in search for the best bourbon, you have to pick up a bottle of Jim Beam. You’ll never forget the taste of their blend of vanilla and honey. It’s that good! Launched in 2014 in India, this gem comes in a box that is shaped like a car! How cool is that!

 

Officer’s Choice, McDowell’s No.1, Director’s Special, Seagram’s Imperial Blue, Royal Stag are my favorite Whiskey brands. Among my favorite whiskey brands Officer’s Choice ranks number one, and true to its name Officer’s choice is a fine blend of malt spirits and Indian neutral spirits. I just love its taste! In my list of whiskies, Officer’s choice is is followed by McDowell’s No.1 and I love it because I love their stylish TV advertisements which mostly reflect on the friendships between men. I like the color of this whiskey as well. Among the fifty best whiskies in the world, Director’s Special always amazes me and I just love it. Men Will Be Men and my love for Seagram’s Imperial Blue is something I can’t put in simple words. Again their advertisements where men are trying to impress women or those where they can’t remember anything that the women say to them are hilarious and on point. Seagram’s Imperial blue is a fine blend of scotch malts and Indian grain spirits. Royal Stag is really royal because it has a rich taste and I love the tagline 'It’s your life, make it large'.

 

Well, I have no specific preferences when it comes to Whisky. Yes, it may seem a bit strange to many of you, since most whisky-drinkers do have a choice of brand! However, I’m more like the old saying goes, “Jack of all trades, master of none!”

I like to try out the available options from time to time, be it the more popular Blender’s Pride or the much less understood, Teachers Highland Cream; I enjoy it all!Even then, if you insist that I pick a few out as my favorites, they would probably be Black & White and VAT69 from the Indian front, and Glenfiddich and Laphroaig in the Imported Single Malts section. Do you have any suggestions for me? I’d be happy to try that out as well.

This is the serious question that most of the people wanted to know for a long time. See, you must know that each and every brand has its strength and weakness. According to the content, the price may vary. Yes, there are thousands of brands available in the market to purchase. Even, you can search for many brands in markets with the different price level. Most of the parties go with some costliest whiskies to celebrate. So, we should know that depends on the quality of this drink, and the price will differ. You can purchase this drink at any alcohol shops across the globe.

There are a lot of blended Scotch whiskeys available in India. But my favourite whiskey brand is 100 Pipers (12 years).

This is one of the most popular and loved scotch whiskey brand available in India. This one is simply perfect for me! It has a great taste andalso suits my budget well!100 pipers is a standard blended Scotch whiskey produced by PernodRicard in India. 100 Pipers (12 years old) whisky is a mix of 25 whiskeys perfectly blended to make a rich taste like no other. This is good value for money and this can be enjoyed neat or with a few dribbles of water. 100 Pipers (12 years) is always on the top among the scotch lovers. Don’t trust me, try it out yourself! 

Who doesn't love a good whisky every now and then? Whisky, which used to be primarily a man's drink earlier owing to its harsh treatment of the throat and the gradual acclimatization needed for the palate to start loving it. However, whisky finding a strong following in women too and how. I take only two kinds of drinks, Whisky from different distilleries or a long island tea if I am in a cocktail mood.
My favourite whisky is the Black Label by Johnny Walker for two reasons, one is that I can afford it as against having my bar stocked with blue label and the second is that black label in itself is one of the best available whiskies in the happy world of whisky drinkers. Black is Black

Who doesn't love a good whisky every now and then? Whisky, which used to be primarily a man's drink earlier owing to its harsh treatment of the throat and the gradual acclimatization needed for the palate to start loving it. However, whisky finding a strong following in women too and how. I take only two kinds of drinks, Whisky from different distilleries or a long island tea if I am in a cocktail mood.
My favourite whisky is the Black Label by Johnny Walker for two reasons, one is that I can afford it as against having my bar stocked with blue label and the second is that black label in itself is one of the best available whiskies in the happy world of whisky drinkers. Black is Black

Whiskey is made by blending spirit distilled from fermented molasses with cereal.
I heard that Officer’s Choice whiskey is the biggest brand.
It’s all up to you how you drink the whiskey, with or without water or ice, mixed or neat.
In India, most of the people like to drink whiskey with cold drinks/sodas. There is no right or wrong
way, drink it the way you like it best.

Whiskey is made by blending spirit distilled from fermented molasses with cereal.
I heard that Officer’s Choice whiskey is the biggest brand.
It’s all up to you how you drink the whiskey, with or without water or ice, mixed or neat.
In India, most of the people like to drink whiskey with cold drinks/sodas. There is no right or wrong way, drink it the way you like it best.

Whiskey is made by blending spirit distilled from fermented molasses with cereal.
I heard that Officer’s Choice whiskey is the biggest brand.
It’s all up to you how you drink the whiskey, with or without water or ice, mixed or neat.
In India, most of the people like to drink whiskey with cold drinks/sodas. There is no right or wrong way, drink it the way you like it best.

My favorite brands of whisky are Royal Stag and Imperial Blue. The French company Pernod Ricard currently owns both these brands in India. 
Royal Stag, launched in India in 1995 by Seagram is a blend of Indian spirits, which are grain-based, and imported Scotch malts. Royal Stag came second in ranking amongst Indian spirits brands, in Impact International's list of 'Top 100 Brands at Retail Value'.
Imperial Blue was earlier a Seagram brand but has now come under the French company Pernod Ricard. This was launched in 1997 and has had a long running TV commercial with the tagline "Men will be Men".

 

a) Johnnie Walker Black Label: It is a true icon, recognized as the benchmark for all other deluxe blends. Created using only whiskeys aged for a minimum of 12 years.

b) 100 Pipers: It is a brand of "standard" blended Scotch whiskey with smoked notes that is produced by Pernod Ricard. The company says it is the "seventh-largest blended Scotch worldwide."

c) Old Smuggler: It is a blended Scotch Whiskey with a history that goes back to 1835. Its fine, smooth taste is due to its being specially blended from the finest of Scotch whiskeys in the tradition of 18th-century smugglers who risked their life and honour to share its taste with their loyal customers throughout the islands.

#100 piper's , #Black Bog & #Teacher's are one of the good brands available at the market with budget around INR 1800-2500/- . Best in class & taste. Good in quality & smooth as Chivas Regal, & Johnny Walker Black Level. Aged Whiskey are always good in taste. 

 

I think the favouritism around whisky or your preferred brand of liquor changes from one age to the other because of different levels of money flow at different stages of life. Like most Indian peers, I started drinking during graduation life, and at this point in time, the favourite whisky was Royal Stag. This was the first year, and by the time we reached the final year, Royal challenge had become the liquor of choice.

Things changed, and with a stipend that I was getting during master’s, the whisky of choice became Blenders Pride and sometimes we would stretch ourselves to 100 pipers as well.

The trends did not change for the first 2 jobs because of pathetic payout, and now, the standard choice of whiskey is Teacher’s 50.

I guess more than these brands being favourites, it’s also to do with accessibility and cash restraints but, I won’t say that if I were served Royal Stag today, I wouldn't have it. I would still love to have Royal stag because it seasoned my throat enough to like this golden fluid.

Whiskey is made by blending spirit distilled from fermented molasses with cereal. 

I heard that Officer’s Choice whiskey is the biggest brand.

It’s all up to you how you drink the whiskey, with or without water or ice, mixed or neat.

In India, most of the people like to drink whiskey with cold drinks/sodas. There is no right or wrong way, drink it the way you like it best.

 

 

All right, so let me talk specifically about my favorite brand of Indian whisky. Some might argue that when it comes to class whisky, India can never stand at par with the masters. But that is not completely true. These two brands of Indian made whisky will totally change your perception of home-made liquor!

The first brand, without any doubt, has to be any bottle from the Amrut distillery!

This brand had started making waves internationally as early as 2009, when the Amrut Fusion Single Malt was rated one of best “three whiskies in world.”

Yep, you heard it right! One of the top three in the world. Now that has to be something!

In 2010, leading whisky expert Jim Murray named this bottle of beauty as one of the best three in the world in his famous Whisky Bible.

The irony of it all was not the anonymity of this brand amongst the global whisky enthusiasts but the very lack of information we had whatsoever of this Bangalore-based gem!

If you are a single-malt whisky enthusiast, you should be really excited about this one!

Fun fact: Amrut Fusion won this title over other 4,000 whiskies that were rated too. Guess what was the score, a whopping 97 points/100!

Seriously, do you need any more validation before you pick up your next bottle!

The key to all things good is whisky. Yes, for a celebration or an occasion to cherish, something good is required and what better than ‘good taste stays with you’! With that, I hope you’ve guessed my favorite brand of whisky. It is Blenders Pride! Who wouldn’t like that premium, slightly sweet taste on the tongue? Also, the fruity aroma that whiffs through your nose as you put the rim of the glass to your lips and take a sip of the whisky... whee! It’s like knocking on the doors of heaven and then as the liquid floats down your throat, you, in fact, reach heaven. That is the effect it has on me!

This brand had started making waves internationally as early as 2009,

when the Amrut Fusion Single Malt was rated one of best “three

whiskies in world.”

Who doesn't love a good whisky every now and then? Whisky, which used to be primarily a

man's drink earlier owing to its harsh treatment of the throat and the gradual acclimatization

needed for the palate to start loving it. However, whisky finding a strong following in women

too and how. I take only two kinds of drinks, Whisky from different distilleries or a long island

tea if I am in a cocktail mood.

My favourite whisky is the Black Label by Johnny Walker for two reasons, one is that I can

afford it as against having my bar stocked with blue label and the second is that black label

in itself is one of the best available whiskies in the happy world of whisky drinkers. Black is

Black!

 

it became my favorite too. However, I am not stopping at just the one. The list is long and it includes Jack

I think the favouritism around whisky or your preferred brand of liquor changes from one age

to the other because of different levels of money flow at different stages of life. Like most

Indian peers, I started drinking during graduation life, and at this point in time, the favourite

whisky was Royal Stag. This was the first year, and by the time we reached the final year,

Royal challenge had become the liquor of choice.

Things changed, and with a stipend that I was getting during master’s, the whisky of choice

became Blenders Pride and sometimes we would stretch ourselves to 100 pipers as well.

The trends did not change for the first 2 jobs because of pathetic payout, and now, the

standard choice of whiskey is Teacher’s 50.

I guess more than these brands being favourites, it’s also to do with accessibility and cash

restraints but, I won’t say that if I were served Royal Stag today, I wouldn't have it. I would

still love to have Royal stag because it seasoned my throat enough to like this golden fluid.

 

I started drinking with Vodka; I’ll be honest as I didn’t like the smell of whisky. Also, Vodka

didn’t stink that much and mixing it with sprite was very convenient. As you may have

guessed, these were my initial years of drinking. Things, however, changed for the better

and I switched to whisky when I was 22, almost a decade from now and to this day I haven’t

had Vodka again leave for LIIT.

I do like to go drinking with my friends once a while, and when it’s too many of us (read more

than 4), we take a bottle of Blender’s Pride. First, I don’t like to spend money on whisky that I

am not going to be able to drink myself and second Blender’s pride is a brilliant whisky at the

price it comes.

If I am with my closer set of friends (Read Less than 3), we like to sip from some of the finer

brands available easily in India. I have in my stock Johnny Walker, Red & Black both,

Teacher’s 50 and Highland cream. I actually also have a bottle of Blue Label, but I like to

drink that alone and never drink it more than once in two months.

A big ol’ hello to all the whisky lovers out there! Let me tell you today about my

favorite brand of whisky – McDowell’s No. 1!

My hearts fills with pride every time I sip this whisky! Why? Well, this is India’s

very own brand of whisky, and also one that is quite popular both in India as well

as abroad! McDowell's No.1 is the flagship brand of United Spirits Limited (USL) – a

Diageo group company.

With a 42.8% alcohol, this one tastes like heaven! I love my glass best with a dash

of water added to it. You should taste this gem too. Neat, on the rocks or mixed

with water- anything goes s long as it is McDowell’s No.1!

My choices in Whiskey really are an influence of the whisky bottles present in my dad’s bar.

Now when I say the bottles in my dad’s bar, I never touched the cheaper brands because,

those he would have when the normal friends came, and so the frequency of these bottles

drying up was higher.

I always had to choose from the high end brands which were only taken out when friends to

impress visited. These were used only a few times the whole year and thus were hard to

keep a track of.

My personal favourite happens to be Black Dog. I think, I always liked the name more than

most other things about whisky. It comes expensive and I sure as hell did not drink it in

college. College whisky was almost always blender’s pride, and to this day, I like the blended

whisky.

Teacher’s 50 or highland cream has become a common presence across weddings in India

where liquor is being served. I like Teacher’s 50 but highland cream, not so much

My choices in Whiskey really are an influence of the whisky bottles present in my dad’s bar. Now when I say the bottles in my dad’s bar, I never touched the cheaper brands because, those he would have when the normal friends came, and so the frequency of these bottles drying up was higher. I always had to choose from the high end brands which were only taken out when friends to impress visited. These were used only a few times the whole year and thus were hard to keep a track of. My personal favourite happens to be Black Dog. I think, I always liked the name more than most other things about whisky. It comes expensive and I sure as hell did not drink it in college. College whisky was almost always blender’s pride, and to this day, I like the blended whisky. Teacher’s 50 or highland cream has become a common presence across weddings in India where liquor is being served. I like Teacher’s 50 but highland cream, not so much.