The Best Smoky Spirits to Sip This Winter

A variety of mezcals, Japanese whiskies and even gin carry the smoky characteristics Scotch drinkers love.

Christopher Osburnby Christopher Osburn

If you know a little bit about Scotch whisky, you’re probably aware of the Island of Islay that is situated off the coast of Scotland. It is home to a handful of distilleries and a whole lot of sheep. It’s not a huge island, but it is where you will find the likes of Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ardbeg and Bruichladdich. The island is known for it’s unique, peat smoked whiskies.

But, Scotch isn’t the only spirit that has a smoky flavor. Many mezcals, Japanese whiskies and even one gin carries the smoky characteristics Scotch drinkers love.

7 Smoky Spirits To Sip This Winter: