We’ve teamed up with Distiller, the world’s first free whiskey companion, recommendation and discovery engine, to reveal the most popular bottles in people’s Distiller collections throughout 2014. In fact, we’ve got a whole series coming up. From Irish and Scottish to American,  Canadian & Japanese Whiskies– over the coming weeks we’re going to showcase the most frequently owned and most sought after bottles as chosen by you! Today we focus on the Top 10 most frequently purchased whiskies across all categories. How many have you sipped this year?

10. Evan Williams Single Barrel Drink Me Magazine Evan Williams

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With five ‘Whiskey Of The Year” titles under its belt, Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon was a promising contender for first place, so it’s no surprise it received it. All barrels are hand picked to ensure the highest possible quality and scrutinized by Master Distillers Parker and Craig Beam before making the cut. Not only do you receive some of the highest grade Bourbon in the world, but you can rest assured hat each bourbon bottle is vintage dated so you know the exact date it was put into the barrel and which barrel it came from.

9. The Macallan 12 Drink Me Magazine Macallan

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When I think of Macallan, it takes me back to my Tahoe days. Sitting comfortably in an armchair amidst the warmth of the wood-burning stove, totally cabin bound and surrounded by snow. I pick up my glass taking in a whiff of ginger, Madagascan vanilla and dried fruits soaked in a sweet sherry. The taste brings comfort to your surroundings, it’s deliciously smooth with a succulent toffee and smoky spice finish.

8. The Glenlivet 12 Year Drink Me Magazine Glenvilet

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Defined as “The Welcoming One’, Glenlivet has long been the gift of choice for celebrations. It’s color resonates a bright and lively gold with rich fruity aromas, crisp fruit like tasting notes andand a creamy hazelnut and marzipan finish. European and American oak casks bring out the truly unique nature of this 12 year aged delight.

7. Blanton’s Original Single Barrel Drink Me Magazine Blanton's

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When it comes to spice, Blanton’s got your back. The thrill of orange peels, burnt sugar, caramel and cloves balance immaculately with vanilla and honey. Serve this baby straight, on ice or make one of the best cocktails you’ve ever tasted.

6. Bulleit Bourbon Drink Me Magazine Bulleit Bourbon

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Small-batch techniques used by pioneers over 150 years ago made with the highest quality ingredients that can be found create the subtlety yet complex blend. A bold and spicy character awaits you, bringing together sweet oaky maple aromas lathered in a smooth toffee.

5. Woodford Reserve Bourbon Drink Me Magazine Woodford Reserve

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Imagine curling up on your sofa in front of the fire on a cold winters night. You open your Woodford to discover scents of rich dried fruit, oranges, and mint with a dusting of cocoa, vanilla and tobacco. When you put the glass to your lips and sip you are overwhelmed by the sumptuous tasting profile of toffee, caramel, and chocolate spice, combined with a rich, chewy and smooth citrus and cinnamon.

4. Talisker 10 Drink Me Magazine Talisker

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So here we have the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye (of course it was going to be on the list). Its unique nose of kippers, seaweed and apple peels with that thick and pungent peat smoke make it all worthwhile. The peat has a big influence on what you taste; peppery, volcanic peat that is extremely full-bodied. The finish you ask? A long taste-tingling delight of barley and malt.

3. Maker’s Mark Drink Me Magazine Makers Mark

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Spiced honey, orange peel and toasted oak with hints of malmsey and marmalade make this delight what it is. All brought together by those notes of spiced barley malt, rye, nut oil and butterscotch vanilla. Oh, and don’t forget that delicious oaky touch every quality whiskey embodies.

2. Laphroaig 10 Drink Me Magazine Laphroaig

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When a distiller uses the same method for over 75 years, you know they’ve found a pretty damn good technique. With peat-smoke that can only be found in this territory, here we have another delight from the Islay region. Barley is dried over a peat fire, giving way to a bold, smoky nose with hints of seaweed, fig and a dolce sweetness balanced out by a slight salty taste. As it glistens in the bottle before you, golden in color, you know you’ve made the right choice.

1. Lagavulin 16 Laguvallin

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The 16 year old Lagavulin has been noted as a true benchmark for Islay drams. Its single malt evokes an inviting peat-smoke aroma and taste, traditional with quality drams from southern Islay. In fact, this could very well be one of the smokiest whiskey’s around. A nose consisting of sweet, concentrated spices combined with an oaky toasted vanilla and mature sherry. The taste brings together a very thick and rich fruity sweetness; full of malt, peat and sherry. The oak is extremely present allowing a stunning spicy finish of dates, figs, toasted vanilla and peat smoke.

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