The world appears to have an insatiable thirst for the best Scotch Whiskies and there is no better time to sample Scotland’s finest export than on Burns Night.
Held on January 25 in celebration of iconic Scottish poet Robert Burns, the Burns Night Supper is a celebration of the country’s heritage and culture.
Naturally, Burns Night has become the perfect time to enjoy that rare bottle of whisky that has been sitting in the collection for a while.
Previously seen as an industry in decline, demand for Scotch has been growing at a rate not seen in a generation. This explosion in interest and demand has seen this fine spirit break into new and unexpected market.
Japan, a country that only started selling whisky commercially in 1924, is considered a serious player in the market, Meanwhile, a new and exciting whisky bar culture has emerged from nothing throughout Latin America.
But there are no shortcuts in the production of fine whisky and the Scots have refined their art over centuries, not decades.
As the Head of Rare and Collectable Whiskies for fine wine and spirits merchants Justerini & Brooks, Tod Bradbury is charged with the task of sourcing the finest malts, both young and old, for the planet’s most enthusiastic collectors. A proud Scot himself, Bradbury stands as one of the most knowledgable Scotch Whisky experts in the industry.
Working with Elite Traveler, Mr Bradbury has carefully curated his personal list of five exceptional Scotch Whiskies on the market at the moment.
Click through to see the five, placed in no particular order.