Auchentoshan Three-Wood single malt
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

Region: Lowland

Lowland whiskies may be less talked about than Highland or Speyside, but they possess a beautiful subtlety that's perfect for sipping. This is our favorite in the category, because its wood-burning stove scent, muddled cherry notes and dry finish appeal to our sensitive side. [$60; auchentoshan.com]