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The Best Scotch Under $50 from Taster’s Club

Written by Emma C | Updated April  2024

Looking for quality Scotch whisky without breaking the bank? You're not alone. In today's world of rising prices, finding affordable yet exceptional spirits can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. But fear not, because at Taster's Club, we've done the hard work for you. Our internal experts have meticulously tasted and curated a list of the best Scotch selections under $50, all available in our bottle shop.

 From the smooth elegance of Speyside to the peaty allure of Islay, our selection covers a range of styles, ages, and regions, ensuring there's something to suit every palate and budget. So whether you're a seasoned whisky aficionado or just starting your journey into Scotch, dive into our curated collection and discover affordable gems that punch well above their price tag.

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Glenmorangie The Original 10 Year Old

The Glenmorangie Original 10 Year is a pinnacle among single malts. Crafted in the Highlands, it marries the delicacy of Scotland's tallest stills with the richness of first and second-fill American white oak casks. This creates a creamy, accessible whisky, ideal for aperitifs or cozy evenings. Experience a bouquet of nectarine, spice, apple, and lemon, leading to a palate of balanced sweetness with hints of vanilla, toffee, and tiramisu. The finish is enduring, gentle, and fruity, leaving a lasting impression of malted goodness. Elevate your whisky journey with Glenmorangie's timeless craftsmanship.

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The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

Experience a tropical escape with The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve, a unique twist on single malt Scotch whisky. Finished in Caribbean rum barrels, it offers a delightful blend of Scotch tradition and island allure. Enjoy it neat or elevate your experience with a splash of coconut water. The aroma dances with notes of honey, orchard fruits, hay, and a touch of butterscotch and coconut. On the palate, discover a medium body with flavors of brown sugar, cinnamon, and tropical fruits, followed by a hint of oak and pepper. Savor the short, sweet finish reminiscent of pineapple cake. Embrace the Caribbean spirit in every sip.

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Glen Moray Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Cask Finish

Indulge in the rich flavors of Glen Moray's Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Cask Finished Single Malt Whisky. This full-bodied spirit showcases the distillery's commitment to innovation and flavor exploration. Beginning its journey in American oak before maturing in French red wine casks, it develops a unique profile with notes of dark chocolate and intense spice. The marriage of oak and red wine flavors results in a beautifully rounded whisky with a distinctive character, appealing to both traditional single malt enthusiasts and those seeking new taste adventures. Discover the artistry of Glen Moray and savor a whisky that's both familiar and refreshingly different.

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Glenfiddich 12 Year Old

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, a multi-award winner, is a delightful introduction to the world of Scotch. Aged in American and European oak casks for 12 years, it boasts a mellow and approachable nature that appeals to both newcomers and seasoned whisky enthusiasts. Experience a symphony of flavors, from fresh and fruity notes of pear and citrus to gentle hints of grain, floral tones, and honey, complemented by a touch of spice. As it unfolds, discover rich layers of butterscotch, cream, malt, and subtle oak, culminating in a long, sweet finish with lingering fruit and oak nuances.

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The Singleton of Glendullan 12 Year Old

Introducing the Glendullan 12 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, a harmonious blend of craftsmanship and tradition since its inception in 2006. Crafted from a combination of spirits from Glendullan and Dufftown in Speyside, and Glen Ord in the Highlands, this whisky matures gracefully in a mix of American and European oak casks. Delight your senses with its inviting aromas of rich brown sugar, vanilla, and baked apples, complemented by hints of dried fruits, nuts, and creamy toffee. Savour the subtle nuances of cinnamon, oak, and juicy caramelized pear, leading to a smooth finish tinged with a whisper of smoke, blueberry, and toffee sweetness. Cheers to timeless elegance in every sip!

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Dewar’s 15

Dewar’s 15 is a testament to innovation and tradition in blended Scotch whisky. Crafted by Master Blender Stephanie Macleod, it embodies a sweeter, lighter profile perfect for sipping neat or mixing into cocktails. This whisky follows John Dewar Sr.’s sons’ marrying concept, blending before returning to casks for harmony. Aged for 15 years in sherry and bourbon casks, it's a two-time gold medalist at the International Spirits Challenge. With a light copper hue, it boasts aromas of honey, malt, oak, fruit, floral, and smoke. Its creamy palate offers notes of honey, toffee, oak, and floral, leading to a smooth finish with hints of oak and vanilla.

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Chivas Regal 12

Chivas Regal 12, a blend of whiskies aged at least 12 years and enriched with Speyside malts, epitomizes Chivas Brothers’ harmonious, spicy signature. Its rich, refined taste unfolds with a balanced complexity. The aroma profile reveals notes of vanilla, cream, lemon curd, toffee, banana, and oak. Upon tasting, experience a medley of honey, banana, barley malt, spice, walnut, and caramel. The finish is marked by a lingering pepper and spice, complemented by sweet cereal undertones. Originally crafted in the early 20th century post-prohibition, Chivas Regal's lineage traces back to 1801, transitioning from food to whisky in the mid-1800s.

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Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Years

Experience the exquisite allure of Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky, crafted from a selection of Scotch whiskies aged for at least 12 years from across Scotland's diverse regions. Its unparalleled smoothness and deep, intricate character make it a standout choice for any occasion. Johnnie Walker Black Label has earned accolades, including recognition as one of the world's top-trending Scotch whiskies at the 2020 Drinks International Awards. Indulge your senses with this remarkable blended Scotch whisky and savor every moment of its rich and complex flavor profile.

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Deanston Virgin Oak

Indulge in the award-winning Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Deanston, a masterpiece of unique character and flavor. This exceptional whisky boasts sweet and zingy notes of juicy orange, candied orange, and the essence of orange oils from the zest, harmonized with creamy vanilla, rich caramel, and a delightful warmth of aromatic spice. With its distinct profile and impeccable balance, Deanston's Virgin Oak Scotch whisky is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the distillery. Elevate your whisky experience with this acclaimed expression, perfect for those seeking a vibrant and flavorful dram.

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Monkey Shoulder

Monkey Shoulder is a masterful blend of Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies meticulously combined to ensure both flavor and consistency. Its rich, smooth, and creamy texture marries beautifully with fruity aromas and subtle notes of mellow vanilla, creating an ideal foundation for mixed drinks and cocktails. With each sip, you'll unravel enticing hints of cocoa, malt, marmalade, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg, all woven together seamlessly. The influence of former bourbon casks lends a delightful touch of smooth vanilla, complemented by creamy malt, berries, butterscotch, clove, honey, and toasted oak flavors. The experience concludes with a medium-length finish, leaving a lingering impression of peppermint, spice, and oak.

If you are still uncertain about which Scotch Whisky is right for you and looking for more options? We have many more options available in the Taster's Club Bottle Shop.

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Discover Scotch whisky with Taster's Club Scotch Club, which offers two exceptional journeys. These journeys feature handpicked bottles from Scotland's premier distilleries, allowing you to explore everything from Speyside's intricate richness to Islay's intense peat, ensuring an unforgettable flavor adventure.

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