Some prefer softer drinks while others prefer hard liquor. One of the harder liquors is whiskey. Whiskey is an alcoholic drink that is distilled from malted grains such as barley or rye. But, if you’re like most, you prefer a nicer alcohol with great flavor. So what are the top 5 whiskies from around the world?

Australian Whiskey

Tasmanian whiskey has got great reviews from the United States as well as a number of other countries. This whiskey is made from the Lark distillery and is owned by Bill Lark. The owner commented that the appeal of this whiskey is in the copper stills they used to make it. They sell it in 700ml bottles in most countries except the United States because the US requires 750ml bottles.

Irish Whiskey

Bushmills Irish whiskey is one of the most popular brands of whiskey. The distillery has been making whiskey for over 400 years and is still popular..

One of the more popular of the Bushmills Irish whiskies is the Bushmills 1608. This whiskey is flavorful as well as smooth. It has a very creamy flavor thanks to the special barleycorn malt. It is said to have a toffee like smoothness with a number of different flavors. Though only small hints like vanilla, dried fruits, and honey.

Many people say that it is one of the few drinks that do not need ice or mixed.

Japanese Whiskey

Japan is said to have some of the best whiskey in the world. The price may be high, but Yoichi, 20 years old was voted best whiskey in the world.

It has a very earthy smell to it. The forest smell consists of a mushroom, salty, lemony, full of spices type of smell according to some people who have done reviews on this whiskey.

The taste is suppose to be unique with boldness, spicy, and a hint of sourness. It is also said to have a fantastic after taste as well.

Canadian Whiskey

Canada has a number of brands popular to consumers when it comes to whiskey. One of the more popular brands is Seagrams VO.

They taste is light and fruity and is great for mixing. People complain that it is gone very quickly during parties or friendly get togethers.

Canadian Club 30 Years is said to be the finest Canadian whiskies. It’s warm, fruity, with hints of vanilla and hazelnuts. Though higher in price it is worth every penny.

Swedish Whiskey

The most popular brand of Swedish whiskey is Mackmyra Swedish Single Malt Whiskey. It is stored in 100 liter casks which helps in the aging process. The color is an Amber color, a yellow-orange color. It gives a fruit looking color rather than a normal liquor color.

The smell is very fruity. It smells of citrus fruits as well as apples and pears. It also smells of honey and of buttery sugar, like caramel.

The flavor is subtle and light. It tastes of caramel, honey, and of the citrus fruit. The after taste is good and well balances and tastes of dark chocolate.

Though the prices on these whiskies may be high they have been voted top brands of whiskey from around the world. Not just by judges and taste testers, but by the average Joes who enjoy a drink from time to time.

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