Whiskey is an alcoholic beverage which has immense fan following around the globe, surpassing drinkers of other drinks like beer, wine and rum. It is believed to have been originated in Italy, but is now popular all over the globe. Drinkers rate various whiskey brands on the basis of their taste, appearance, aroma and price.
Following are the top 10 whiskey brands in the world:
Kakubin is a popular Japanese whiskey brand, which is owned by Osaka based company called Suntory. Kakubin literally means “square bottle” and is quite easily identified because of its turtle shell patterned square shaped bottle.
9. Black Nikka
The popular Japanese brand Black Nikka comes next on this list. This brand is owned by Asahi Breweries at present and was founded by Masataka Taketsuru, who studied distillery in the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
8. Seagrams 7 Crown
The next name among top 10 whiskeys in the world is Seagrams 7 Crown, a brand owned by Diageo, one of the most popular variants of this brand is the honey flavored whiskey called Seagrams Dark Honey. The combination drink “7 and 7”, which is mix of this whiskey with soft drink 7 Up has become a raving global hit.
7. Black Velvet
Another leading whiskey brand to make it in this list is the Canadian brand called “Black Velvet”, owned by Constellation, one of the biggest manufacturers of beer, spirit and wine. The name of this whiskey was Black Label, but it was changed to Black Velvet on account of its amazing velvety taste.
6. Jameson Irish
As the name suggests, Jameson Irish is a leading Irish brand owned by a company called Irish Distillers, which dates back to 1780. This brand is among the best selling brands and its variant “The Rarest Reserve” has been rated as one of the top 20 whiskies in the world by Proof 66.
5. Crown Royal
The next name on this list is that of the popular Canadian whiskey called Crown Royal, which was launched in 1939 by Samuel Bronfman and is currently owned by Diageo. The brand keeps adding new variants on a regular basis and features in motor sports events too. It enjoys huge popularity on account of its distinctive packing.
4. Canadian Mist
Canadian Mist is a brand owned by Brown Forman Corporation and was set up in 1967 in Collingwood, Ontario. The brand specializes in flavored infusions such as vanilla, peach and cinnamon. The company uses fresh water from Georgian Bay, Lake Huron for distillation of the products.
3. Johnny Walker
Featuring next on the list of top 10 whiskey brands in the world is the global leader in blended scotch whiskey, called Johnny Walker, which is owned by Diageo. Its brand called “Honour” is one of the most expensive variants in the brand. Other variants like Platinum Label, Red Label and Red & Cola are also gaining popularity.
2. Jim Beam
Next on this list is another American brand called Jim Beam, which pioneers in manufacture of Bourbon using a grain mix with corn as the main ingredient. This brand was the first one to bring flavored infusions to the market, such as the popular variants Jim Beam Honey and Red Stag. It was acquired by a Japanese company called Suntory and was given the name of Jim Suntory.
1. Jack Daniels
Whenever a list of best whiskey brands in the world is made, Jack Daniels is the brand which always emerges as the king. The American whiskey was launched in 1956 by Brown Forman Corporation and is manufactured at a distillery in Lynchberg, Tennessee. The brand records whopping sales around the globe every year.
Ballantines, Suntory and Canadian Club are some other popular whiskey brands in the world. All these brands are known to enjoy a great degree of global appreciation as well as fan following.