Most popular whiskies in Kenya - Best-selling whisky brands in Kenya
There are different types of alcoholic drinks available for customers’ choice today, and amid all the different types of liquors, whiskey stands out from the others. Whisky has many expressions with many different styles, complexity, origins, varieties etc., giving customers a headache in pursuit of the best whisky brands in Kenya. If you want to gift someone with luxurious and premium whisky, here are our top 12 most popular whisky brands you can order online on our whisky shop. Every whisky on this list eminently has a unique quality giving you a rare treat. If somehow you can’t find your personal best whisky here, visit drinks zone drinks delivery for extensive coverage of whisky brands and prices in Kenya.
Jameson Irish whisky
Glenfiddich is award-winning single malt whisky renowned worldwide, founded by William Grant. In 1886, Glenfiddich faced stiff competition from the scotch blended whiskies and instead of competing directly with these brands, it concentrated on making single malt whisky. In 1963 their effort was rewarded as Glenfiddich overcame all the critics, and became the first Scotch whiskey to be marketed as a single malt. The Glenfiddich distillery matures and bottles this work of perfection in its onsite store. For years it has maintained the quality and consistency of making a world-famous and best-selling single malt whisky globally. The Glenfiddich varieties range from 12-Year-Old signature to limited released edition. Every Glenfiddich whisky is made with exceptional work of perfection, care, and attention. Though distilled miles away from home, you need not scratch your hair off to get this exquisite drink. All you need is to dial our reliable home alcohol delivery service and within minutes you will be enjoying your drink.
Jack Daniel’s is a popular Tennessee whiskey with a massive market share. It is one of the most popular whisky brands globally, found in almost every liquor store. Jack Daniel products are made in its distillery located in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The founder of this delectable drink is jasper newton, who died in 1911 from blood poisoning. Many people believe jack Daniel’s is bourbon or should be classified as a straight bourbon whisky, however, though it bears most of the bourbon characteristics, especially in production method, it is filtered in charcoal which is against the set rules for bourbon making. Thus, the main difference that gives this whiskey a Tennessee character finish is its filtration. Jack Daniels Tennessee whisky is filtered through a sugar maple charcoal before it is matured which is a major difference to the Tennessee production process from the bourbon.
This world’s favourite American whiskey has been distilled with the same recipe for years, retaining its quality and giving its customers a superb long drink with cola. They are perfectly flavoured, giving them an awesome complexity and uniquely bottled in square bottles giving them a distinct look. Distilled in America but enjoyed here at home. Buy online this top whisky brand, and we will deliver right at your doorstep in few minutes. The Jack Daniel whisky brand gives its customers a broad range of choices. You can take jack Daniel’s whisky either; straight, with soda, water, ginger ale or on the rock.
John Walker is a scotch blended whisky and is the most distributed and the best-selling blended Scotch whisky globally. Johnnie Walker has successfully over the year employed exceptional skills and expertise to produce a unique blended whisky brand since its first production in 1820. Walker founded the blended whisky by selecting and bringing together different malts of different characters to produce a balanced single taste whisky that is very rich in flavour. The exception of blending skills has made this walker spirit a loved global. The Johnnie walker whisky finish is one of its kind, offering a fruity rich palate with sweet vanilla and citrus notes. It has a fresh aroma with some honeyed character coming out. Most online liquor stores have this whisky for you.
Chivas Regal is a brand of blended Scotch whisky and is among the top whisky brands in Kenya. It is a product of Chivas Brothers, James, and John Chivas with its root dating back to 1801. Initially, the Chivas brothers operated a luxury foodstuff grocer such as exotic spices, coffee, and brandies which they supplied to wealthy clients before starting blending their type of whisky. A Royal Warrant was granted to the Chivas brothers in 1843 to supply their products to Queen Victoria. Their clients desired smooth and rich tasting whisky rather than the hard liquor supplied by then. Chivas blended their whisky to produce that smooth whisky as per their client request.
The easy to drink Chivas blended whisky has quenched the desire for those who need rich taste and smooth spirit. The Chivas blending passion has made Chivas brand a world’s timeless classic whisky known for its outstanding quality and taste, which have always kept their customers happy. This dram can be enjoyed straight, mix with cola or with your favourite mixer. Order online this best-selling spirit and enjoy our swift drinks delivery services and the best Chivas prices in Kenya.
The Glenlivet is a famous single malt whisky brand distilled in Speyside, Ballindalloch in Moray, Scotland. The distillery is owned by George Smith and was the first distillery to be legally licensed to distil whisky in 1824. Glenlivet became very famous by producing the best quality spirit, to the extent of taking legal action to get exclusive rights for their product, preventing rival companies to pass over and use Glenlivet real stuff. George Smith did not only took a bold step to acquire a license but also to make a stylish new whisky. This popular whisky is matured in oak casks to produce a high-quality spirit that is soft and light with pineapple notes along with a balanced floral and sweet fruity note. This smooth and soft whisky break the norm of the dense and heavy spirit produced by then. The quality of this whisky has made it one of the most popular whisky in Kenya and the world top-selling single malt whisky. Glenlivet is also used in the production of other brands such as Pernod Richard’s and Chivas regal.
The Famous Grouse is one of the best-blended Scotch whisky. It was first created by Matthew Gloag & Son before being sold out to the Edrington Group who currently produce it. Initially, it was known simply as “The Grouse.” Before William, Matthew’s son perfecting a blended name and naming it Famous Grouse in 1905. Famous Grouse is one of the most popular blends, and since 1980 it has been the highest and best-selling whisky in Scotland and second best-selling whisky brand in the United Kingdom. In 1984 Grouse was awarded a British Royal Warrant meaning, it officially got royalty backing.
Famous Grouse is nicely balanced and has maintained this consistency and quality since it was first created. It is a malty, biscuity blend balanced, offering a crisp, with light notes of toffee apples and hints of dried flowers. The sherry wood and bourbon casks finishing give it a sweet and smooth flavour profile. Famous Grouse represents great value for money, and it also works beautifully in whisky-based cocktails.
Jameson Irish whisky
Jameson whiskey is a very popular blended Irish whiskey, founded by John Jameson in 1780 in Dublin. By then, Dublin was known for some of the best whiskey brands in Ireland. Jameson built his whisky brands by distilling a high-quality spirit by selecting the best barley and casks. To ensure the quality is maintained, he kept the operations to a single distillery. Today Jameson is one of the best-selling Irish whisky internationally. Today, this iconic whiskey is distilled at the new Midleton Distillery in Cork County and not in the Old Jameson Distillery.
Jameson whiskies are triple distilled in a copper pot still, resulting in their unique smooth signature. It is mainly a blend of unmalted and malt barley, grain and Irish water. It is aged for at least four years in port cask, sherry and bourbon barrels. The wood ageing imparts this dram complexity. Jameson whiskey quality has improved tremendously, and it is one of Jim Murray's favourites whiskey brands. He has even awarded it an incredible 95 points. It has a sweet fragrance of malted barley, and its palate is marked with notes of orchard fruits and spicy nuts, both fresh and cooked with a little vanilla cream. It finishes with honey spice and smoky snaps of barley. Jameson is famous for its affinity with ginger ale and is not as smooth as other Irish whiskeys, but the difference is minimal and relatively insignificant. You can enjoy this classic Irish whisky straight or on the rocks. Jameson is a delightful sipper for everyone, and it is a pleasant cocktail ingredient.
Jim Beam whisky was founded in 1795 and has come through seven family generations maintaining the same distilling standards. It is among the best bourbon whiskey brand in the world. It is exclusively made by the Beam family in Kentucky, by Beam Suntory, a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Japan. The Jim Beam brand name came to be in 1943 in honour of James B. Beam, who revived the brand after prohibition ended. The brand sets the benchmark for the best whisky and what a bourbon should be. The corn mash, malted barley, rye and natural water are fermented using the same yeast since the end of prohibition. It is twice distilled as the law requires, then aged in new, charred American oak barrels for a minimum of four years, giving it distinct elegance, refined and smooth flavour profile, that is unlike of any other whiskey. This twice distillation and ageing process imparts its medium body and a caramel colour Jim Beam is known for. This quality makes it the World’s no. 1 Bourbon whisky and best-tasting whisky found on almost every bar shelf.
It is not the name that entices you but, you will love every drop of this classic whisky. Its oaky, vanilla and spicy notes invite to taste every drop in the glass. Your palate is satisfied with sweetness, grain, char and fruit taste. Jim Beam light-bodied, spicy and sweet array flavours will keep you coming for more. You can drink and enjoy this best bourbon whisky straight, on the rock or mix it in your favourite bourbon cocktail.
Macallan is one of the most popular and best single malt Scotch whisky. It is the only Scotch distillery that has its own Master of Wood, Stuart Macpherson. The distillery was founded by Alexander Reid in 1824 and is located in Craigellachie, Moray, in the Scotland Highlands. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Edrington Group, which acquired it from Highland Distillers in 1999. The name Macallan is derived from two Gaelic words (Magh and Ellan ‘Of St Fillan’ ). Magh means fertile ground or land, while “Ellan,” references to Irish monk St Fillan who spread Christianity throughout Scotland in the 8th Century.
At the first, The Macallan whisky was matured only in oak sherry casks however, the distillery recently brought out the Macallan Fine Oak series, which featured the whisky mellowed in bourbon oak casks. Macallan is one of the few whisky producers that does not use caramel colouring, which is the reason it seems to have inordinate amounts of chewy fruit flavour despite a light colour. This whisky is easy to love immediately. The distillery produces some of the most sought-after whisky bottles for collectors. The approachable quality of this type of spirit make it the best Scotch whisky for a starter but still complex.
Every Macallan whisky reveals an unrivalled commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit with the aforementioned fruity notes, toffee, and naughty prick of nuttiness. You can enjoy Macallan straight but, if you do not like the straight-up flavour of Scotch whiskey, you can try a cocktail. Do not look serious when enjoying this world classic whisky brand, cheer up! Dial a drink to buy this wonderful whisky type at the best Macallan whisky price in Nairobi.
Maker's Mark is the original handmade premium bourbon whisky. It is one of America's iconic bourbon whiskey brands, created by Bill Samuels, Sr. to be a bourbon whiskey that he would enjoy drinking. It became the first “premium bourbon” whiskey in the UK due to its distinctive looks and exceptional quality that helps define its signature taste. It is produced in small batches in Marker’s distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, by Beam Suntory. This bourbon whisky has retained its rich flavour for decades. Bill Samuels Sr., replaced rye with red winter wheat to reduce the burning sensation and is distilled to the lowest proof of any US whiskey distillery.
The additions of red winter wheat resulted in less spicy than the rye-influenced whiskeys. It is primarily distilled from corn, with minimal addition of some malted barley. This single ingredient imparts a soft, rich sweetness that has propelled Maker's Mark to be one of the most popular bourbon whiskey. It is crafted to be smooth and approachable on the palate with notes of gentle caramel, citrus peel, vanilla and dry oak spice finish. This collection of flavours makes it a very friendly spirit.
Unlike most of the other whisky brands, the Marker’s Mark has no age statement. This whisky is matured in new charred American oak barrels. For many years this spirit was a single-bottle brand. However, today there are a few series releases under marker’s whisky including; Maker's Mark, Maker's 46, Maker's Mark cask strength, Maker's Mark wood Finishing Series and Maker's Mark Private Select. Whether you are a long-time whisky lover or you want to have the first taste of best-tasting whisky and fine best spirit, marker’s Mark is one bourbon that will never disappoint.
Monkey Shoulder is a superb William Grant scotch malt whisky. It is made by blending three different single malts from Speyside distilleries: Balvenie, Glenfiddich and Kininvie. These malts are mixed to give out a creamy, smooth, very malty and fruity character whisky. The name Monkey Shoulder is derived from an injury the maltmen who used to turn barley would get when turning the malt, making their shoulders drop on one side. Nowadays, though the barley is still gets turned by hand, no one has this affliction. Monkey shoulder whisky tastes delicious and is easy to drink. It is superb on its own, over ice, and on the rocks. It stands out as a perfect cocktail and mixed drink due to its fruity aromas and vanilla flavours. Monkey shoulder is one of the premium affordable whisky brands.
Aberlour is a classic single malt Scotch whisky. The Aberlour distillery was founded in1826 by Peter Weir and James Gordon, though Peter pulled out a year later. Aberlour borrows its name from the local village in Scotland where its distillery is located. Aberlour is a Gaelic word meaning; “the mouth of chattering burn.” This refers to the Lour a freshwater spring where Aberlour distillery draws its water. This whisky is exclusively aged in the finest hand-picked Oloroso Sherry casks and American ex-Bourbon oak. This double cask ageing brings out the distinct characteristics of each cask, creating a truly rewarding, full-bodied richness range of single malts. Aberlour is one of the best Speyside malts whisky choices, fruity with delicious spice cake notes.
This list does not cover every trendy whisky in Kenya. There are other numerous best whisky brands, not mentioning Wild Turkey, Ballantines, Grants, Teeling Whiskey and Talisker 10 Years, that are equally wonderful drams. For extensive coverage of the popular whisky in Kenya and their prices, log in to our whisky page to explore more incredible whiskies. To enjoy every drop of the top whiskies in Nairobi, dial us, and we will deliver in minutes.