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Esquire has shared the ultimate guide in navigating the nuances of Scotland’s finest drams. Recent years have seen a steady trickle of distilleries opening, while established brands have been upping their game with innovative releases to keep at the forefront of the whisky market.

Deciphering the codes on a bottle label can be a challenge—in this guide, Esquire runs through some of the jargon and recommend a few drams that should suit a whole range of tastes and budgets: