By Jonathan Wells

Despite news at the end of 2016 that UK production of whisky was falling, the rest of the world looks set to take up the slack. As such, 2017 is to be the year of international whisky – with drams from Asia and America the it-drinks for the twelve months to come. Here’s our pick of the best bottles.

Woodford Reserve Masters No.10 White Corn

A lighter and sweeter whiskey with notes of lemon custard, shortbread, white pepper and butte


Aberfeldy 28 Year Old

Some of you may be lucky enough to have tried it already – and savoured the peach, orange, lemon, vanilla and butterscotch notes
Bruichladdich Organis Scottish Barley

Rich in texture with an underlying sweetness and notes of honey, almond and pear, this is a purchase worth it for the bottle alone – a striking addition to any drinks cabinet.
Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso

 Full-bodied, heavily sherried dram, but one with a delectable smoothness.
Kavalan Solist Bourbon Cask

This Taiwanese matured spirit, matured in bourbon casks, is rich and fruity with a lot of wooded spice.
Suntory Hakushu 12 Year

A lighter style whisky with citrus notes and a smoky sweetness, this single malt is the perfect introduction to non-scotch whisky.