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Scottish Leader

(70cl, 40%)

Scottish Leader
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Scottish Leader Bottling Note

A very smooth blended Scotch with a distinct honey flavour. In 1997 it won the International Spirits Challenge.

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Scottish Leader Reviews

Total a good whisky in this budget

It's a good scotch. It is a very reasonable whisky.

20th April 2021

It's a bit strange

I see there is a difference in reviews, me.. I spent hours review-ing this before I bought it. From all corners I thought it would be mediocre.

But it comes down to preference here, there is a note of burnt 'something' in it. It's like something have burnt and been put in there.

That's the main thing here, that 'offputting' note.

Otherwise, it's a 15 year old scotch.. from both bourbon and sherry barrels, and it's peated. So it's not really thin. But that nasty note is holding it back.

Can't go along with this one.

1st March 2021

Really-really good for this price range. If not the best.

I was never into mass-market <=20€ whiskies, and Scottish Leader always looked especially suspicious to me. But then I was totally surprised by Ralfy reviewing it (the one with the previous label with the deer on it) and giving it a rather positive blend mark. So I bought one for my country-house as a backup malt, should I suddenly run out of single-malts. And then at some point I opened it, and I must say I cannot stress enough how seriously good blend this is for THIS price range. This honestly beats several single malts I've had in the past, and most certainly beats most blends I've had. Its catch is in the perfect mellow balance and that slightest smoke/ash in the background. Ian MacMillan has done a really great job with this whisky and I cannot recommend it enough for anybody who cannot really afford much whiskies above 30€ or so. And even though I still continue exploring the world of single malts, I still look forward to those weekends at the country-house where I can just take it a little easy with Scottish Leader and rest my tongue. It is especially good to start with and then have a single malt next. Good job, Scottish Leader!

18th October 2019

Still Game

Gie us a goldie Boabie!

20th July 2019

Great Scotch. Thank you Scottish Leader

I usually drink House of Stuart or McGregors. Love this Scottish Leader. Put it above the other two. Smoother. I mix it with tonic water.

7th December 2018


Wonderful whiskey at this price, it's quite smooth and easy in throat. I really like the Smoky flavor of it.

30th August 2018

Needs to be coupled with a steak.

You need to be eating a steak with this. It is too salty to be drinking alone in my opinion. Great value though if you like steak. 3 Star with a steak and 1.5 on its own.

5th August 2018

Pleasant, slightly sweet, nice!

Surprisingly pleasant, a touch of honey & no horrible roughness. It must rank with the best at the price

21st July 2018



21st May 2018

Truly awful.

Never have I had such a disgraceful excuse for a whisky. Bland in the extreme.

21st November 2017

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