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Whisky is one of the oldest and most popular drinks in the world. Loved for their rich taste and deep satisfying warmth, a variety of whisky classes and types are produced across the globe. Various grains are used to create different whisky products, with the unique aroma of aged oak adding to the grain to produce a number of distinctive flavour profiles.

Whether you're new to the whisky scene or a seasoned collector, GoodDrop brings you an unparalleled selection of whisky brands from across the world. From traditional malt and rye varieties through to new products with novel flavours, we proudly offer the best whisky selection available online in Australia. Our entire selection has been curated for quality and variation, with everyday drinking whiskies available alongside aged bottles and those reserved for the most special occasions.

 

When you’re looking to buy whisky for any occasion, you can’t go past GoodDrop’s wide selection of whisky online. For a stately drink steeped in tradition, GoodDrop brings you a superb range of full-bodied whiskies that are perfect for sipping at the end of the day or for enjoying with friends.

GoodDrop provides you with a carefully curated collection of whisky in Australia so you can discover the diverse flavour profiles a quality whisky can bring you. You can always depend on us to bring you affordable whiskies, premium labels, rare editions and collectibles.

A whole world full of flavours

Though whisky is known for its bold and smooth taste, it is important to note there are vast differences in flavours between different brands and styles of whiskies. From its initial production in Scotland and Ireland, it was called ‘the water of life’. Today, you will find whisky has been adopted by different countries that offer you a world of flavours to try. Some of the variations include:

  • Scotch whisky— With its rich, storied history and diverse regional distinctions, it's little wonder that Scotch whisky is one of the world's most revered spirits. Whether it's made from blended malt or single grain, all Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for a minimum of three years. Depending on the location of the distillery, some whiskies are heavily flavoured with peat and smoke, others are light and fruity, and some feature a coastal salinity.
  • American whiskey — American whiskeys tend to be made with higher blends of corn and rye than their Scottish and Irish counterparts, resulting in a milder, sweeter taste. Similar to how bourbon whiskey is crafted, Tennessee whiskey uses a charcoal filtering process to create a softer, sweeter flavour with fewer smokey notes than a traditional whisky.
  • Japanese whisky — In contrast to American styles, Japanese whiskies embody complex flavours with citrus and spice notes and a smokier, peaty flavour. Japanese labels have become increasingly popular over the years to enjoy neat or as a base for cocktails.
  • Australian whisky — Australian whiskies are rather similar to their Scottish cousins, with an exceptionally smooth taste with notes of caramel and vanilla. If you’re looking for an easy drink to enjoy on a summer’s afternoon, an Aussie whisky will become your go-to choice.
  • Irish whiskey — A bold classic, Irish whiskey offers full flavour with floral and earthy notes. Whiskeys from Ireland tend to be much milder due to their triple distillation process with unmalted barley.
  • Canadian whisky — Canadian whiskies are a great introduction to the world of whisky. Most Canadian styles are blended multi-grain liquors that offer a milder, lighter taste than traditional whiskies.

Whiskies to satisfy all tipples

Whisky features a broad appeal and versatility to be enjoyed any way you want. Although cheaper, off-the-shelf brands are ideal as mixers, premium whisky labels are best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or with a dash of spring water (to allow yourself to match the pace of those you’re drinking with).

Like any spirit, it can take time to develop an appreciation of the nuances. Still, it’s a rewarding process for those who want to experience the full-bodied and multi-faceted flavours and bouquet of scents a quality tumbler of whisky has to offer.

While enjoying a glass of whisky harks of tradition, it is no wonder it has been the drink of choice for many generations. With its sweet and vibrant flavour profile, whiskies are the ideal cocktail and summer’s day drink you can enjoy year-round.

Shop your classics or discover a new favourite

Whether you’re looking for a premium Japanese whisky to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon, a prized Johnny Walker blue label to give as a gift or a quality tipple to mix into a cocktail, let GoodDrop direct be your go-to place to buy whisky in Australia online. Our range of Australian and International whiskies include:

  • Glenfiddich
  • Overeem
  • Johnny Walker
  • Jack Daniels whiskey
  • Akashi
  • Glenmorangie
  • Dimple
  • And many more

For those wanting to buy whisky from the widest collection of whisky online, our selection is the one for you. Our range of whiskies in Australia will satisfy even the most discerning palettes and provide the perfect beverage to share with friends or contemplate life questions.

With next day delivery in the Illawarra region and Australia wide shipping, you can have your favourite whisky, bourbon, liqueurs, wines and other spirits delivered to your doorstep for complete convenience.

If you need help selecting the perfect whisky, contact us, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will provide you with expert recommendations.

FAQs

Why is whisky spelled two ways?

In an attempt to differentiate their quality drink from Irish whiskey, Scottish distillers changed the spelling of whiskey by dropping the ‘e’. Like the spelling, Australian single malt whisky has traditionally followed Scottish customs while other countries like America follow the Irish spelling.

What's the difference between whisky and bourbon?

Whisky and bourbon are both whiskies — the main difference is how they are made. While both whisky and bourbon are made from barley, corn, wheat and rye, bourbon whiskey must be made in the USA, be aged in new oak barrels and contain a blend of at least 51% corn. The more decadent corn blend gives bourbon whiskey a sweeter flavour profile that makes it the most famous American whiskey available.

What is whisky made from?

Whisky is made from a mix of fermented and distilled cereal grains such as barley, corn, rye and wheat. How it’s blended determines the style of whisky, which is why you will find each producer hosts their own proprietary recipe.

For fuller flavours, whisky is aged in barrels for a minimum of 2 years, although you will find most distillers will age their whiskies for 10 to 12 years. Whisky makers often age their whisky in new or older oak barrels that have been charred or soaked in wine or sherry to impart more complex flavours.

While some rules define what whisky is, there has been a growing rise of moonshine whisky varieties that age whisky for less than the standard 2 years for a bolder flavour and unique point of difference.

What is the difference between scotch and whisky?

Like Champagne can only come from the Champagne region of France, Scotch whisky is only made in Scotland. It’s categorised by five distinct styles: single malt, single grain, blended malt, blended grain and blended Scotch.

To be labelled as Scotch whisky, the distillate must be made from water and malted barley, aged for a minimum of 3 years in oak barrels, and bottled at a minimum of 40% alcohol by volume (ABV).

How long does whisky last once opened?

Once you’ve opened a bottle of whisky and it is exposed to air, it will begin to oxidise. Most connoisseurs expect a half-full bottle to last between 1 to 2 years, while a quarter full bottle will last about 4 months.

Unlike wine, whisky will not age in the bottle. In fact, if stored in poor conditions with exposure to sunlight and warm temperatures, even unopened bottles will begin to break down, affecting the flavour.

What food pairs well with whisky?

With its full-bodied and bold flavours, you’ll find rich food is the perfect complement to a fine dram of whisky. Match dark chocolate, cheeses, grilled steaks and smoked salmon for the ideal accompaniment to your beverage of choice.

For a touch of whimsy, a crumbly apple pie makes for a unique combination that works with the sweet molasses flavours of American whiskeys.

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