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Burns Night: 10 best Scotch whiskies

We round-up the finest golden nectar on the shelves

Samuel Muston,Luke Blackall
Thursday 23 January 2014 19:48

If you’re having a Burns Night celebration (or just toasting Rabbie in your living room) make sure you do it in style. We’ve sampled Scotch whiskies, distilled with passion across the county.

From the Royals’ (surprisingly affordable) dram of choice Johnnie Walker Black Label 12-Year-Old to the rather special Highland Park 25-Year-Old, there’s a tipple for every budget on our list.

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Dry and Peaty Glen Grant 10-Year-Old is as good as you’ll get for under £30. For a bottle that will look as good on your haggis, neeps and tatties-laden table as it tastes, we like the Balblair 2003.

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1. Glen Grant 10-Year-Old, £29

2. Talisker Storm, £34

3. The Glenrothes 1998 Vintage, £55

4. Ballantine’s 17-Year-Old, £44

5. Ardbeg Uigeadail, £60

6. Johnnie Walker Black Label 12-Year-Old, £29

7. Balblair 2003, £39.99

8. Highland Park 25-Year-Old, £188

9. The Glenlivet 12 year old, £25.60

10. Glen Garioch 1797, £29.20

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