Top 5 Best Selling Scotch Whiskies
What are the most popular Scotch whisky brands on the planet? As you expect, the top 10 contains some household names. Believe it or not, there isn’t a single malt in sight!
1. Johnnie Walker
The world’s most popular Scotch whisky sells more than 2.5 times more than its nearest rival. It’s come a long way from the Kilmarnock grocery shop which was opened by John Walker in 1820.
While blended Scotch has had a tricky time in many markets over the past few years, Ballantine’s has kept on growing, adding almost 1m cases of sales a year since 2013.
Like many of their rivals, Grant’s has endured challenging times. But in 2015 it claimed the global number three spot from Chivas Regal.
4. Chivas Regal
A wine merchant in Pall Mall, Justerini & Brooks began blending whisky in the 1880's but the business didn't take off until the 1930's with the introduction of J&B Rare, a light-coloured and light-bodied blend aimed at the American palate.