Lowlands: Glenkinchie 12
The often-overlooked region known as the Lowlands only has three operating distilleries — but one in particular has offered dependable, delicious Scotch at an affordable price for nearly 180 years. Glenkinchie's 12-year-old expression, however, has only been around since 2007, when the relatively ancient distillery replaced its standard 10-year-old with a slightly more mature product. Lowlands whiskies are typically softer and lighter than others, with delicate and nuanced grassy, lightly smoky aromas. Arguably the most underrated beverage on this list, Glenkinchie 12 is an absolute must-buy for anyone unfamiliar with the beautiful subtleties of the lowlands.