In this world, there are three things that you cannot avoid in your life and they are death, taxes, and whiskey. Whiskey is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world which has been enjoyed by people from all walks of life from celebrities to common men both in their golden years and at the same time you can hear young kids talking about it too. However, many people argue on which whiskey tastes better – Glenfiddich vs Macallan vs Johnnie Walker whiskey? So let’s dive in and find out what is the best whiskey in Uganda!
1) Single Malt Scotch
It’s made from water and malted barley, which is also used to make beer. Single malt scotch must be distilled at a single distillery, aged for at least three years in oak barrels, and bottled for sale without adding any coloring or flavoring. The best single malts in Uganda (and worldwide) come from regions near Scotch whisky’s homeland: Speyside, Highlands, Islay, and Campbeltown. These four types of scotch have been awarded their own designations of origin by law. A fifth designation of origin—Arran—was added as recently as 2012. A major determinant of quality is age, so buy older rather than younger if you can afford it. Like wine, single-malt whiskey ages differently depending on where it’s from and how it was produced.
2) Rye Whiskey
The United States is typically considered to be one of two countries that invented rye whiskey, but in fact, it was popularized in America by Dutch settlers who brought over their own love for aged grain spirits. Rye whiskey is made with at least 51% rye (in many cases much more), and like bourbon must be aged for at least two years. It differs from bourbon by its characteristic spiciness, due to its use of rye rather than corn.
3) Tennessee Whiskey
Tennessee whiskey is basically American whiskey produced in Tennessee. You can’t get more traditional than that! Almost any brand of Tennessee whiskey, especially Jack Daniel’s or George Dickel, will fit right into your St. Patrick’s Day plans. They have a distinctive smoky flavor due to being charcoal-filtered through sugar maple wood. If you were looking for The King of Whiskey, definitely go with Jack Daniel’s Old No.
Bourbon is a type of whiskey that’s made from a mash of at least 51 percent corn. The rest can include wheat, rye, or malted barley. It must be aged in charred new oak barrels, and if it’s bottled at 80 proof or higher, it’s known as straight bourbon. There are various types within that definition.
Glenfiddich vs Macallan vs Johnnie Walker whisky
All these brands produce a variety of different flavors. The flavor depends on where they were produced and what kind of ingredients were used during production. Because all three have unique differences, it is important to know which flavors you prefer for you to be able to pick out your favorite whiskey that goes best with your taste buds. Here is a detailed review of their similarities and differences 15-year Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Glenfiddich) – This classic scotch whisky has an enticing woody aroma that combines well with its rich sweetness. It carries light notes of vanilla bean and spices that become more pronounced as you sip on it. This balance of sweet and spicy tastes is further enhanced by a hint of smoke at its end. If you want something that’s versatile enough to complement both red wines and dark liquors, then Glenfiddich might just be your go-to brand.
Macallan Fine Oak 30 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Macallan comes with subtle hints of vanilla, leather, chocolate, and butterscotch that blend together seamlessly to create a robust flavor profile. Its complex yet smooth taste makes it perfect for pairing up with smoked meat or even BBQ dishes. Whether you serve it neat or as part of a mixed drink, expect nothing less than perfection from Macallan.
Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky – Johnnie Walker Black Label offers smoky and earthy aromas that mingle exceptionally well with peppery undertones and citrusy highlights. Some tasters also detect floral notes alongside caramelized sugar and hazelnut flavors—providing plenty of depth to enjoy alongside your whiskeys. And if you like something extra sweet every now and then, rest assured that Johnnie Walker will never disappoint.
However, it can be difficult to find given its limited production. So if you find yourself traveling overseas or ordering online frequently, then Johnnie Walker might just be worth keeping stocked in your bar. As you can see, all three of these whiskeys offer amazing blends that make them favorites among many liquor connoisseurs. That said, the decision ultimately lies with you because there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing your favorite whiskey for drinking! Now get mixing! 🙂
Amongst the 3 brands (assuming same age years), according to the team at W&W, we would rank them as follows
3. Johnnie walker
An honorable mention, since 2000 Glenfiddich has won more awards than the other 2 whiskeys. Everyone’s palate differs, so, how would you rank these 3 whiskeys in Uganda?