Wonderful Port Aged Whiskeys Under $100

Aging whiskey in port casks (called pipes) often provides a rich, sweet, and fruity note to the whiskey. Here are some of our favorites aged—at least in part—in port pipes all under $100
Oct 10, 2017
  • 10
    10 1792 Port Finish
    81
    Vanilla
    The second edition to Barton's 1792 series is the Barton 1792 Port Finish Bourbon. Like the 1792 Sweet Wheat Bourbon, it's also a limited release. Here, the bourbon was aged for six years in its original new charred American white oak barrels. It was then transferred out and spent another two years in ex-port wine casks, aiming to blend the worlds of vanilla and rich fruits.
  • 9
    9 Kavalan Concertmaster Port Cask Finish Single Malt
    84
    Fruity & Sweet
    Aged initially in American oak, they are subsequently finished in Ruby Port, Tawny Port, and Vintage Port casks. Tricky business aging whisky in a tropical climate, let alone double maturing.
  • 8
    8 Angel's Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
    84
    Fruity & Sweet
    Kentucky veteran and Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee Lincoln Henderson is behind this port barrel finished bourbon. This Kentucky straight bourbon is aged on the top floors of the rickhouse before spending six months finishing in port barrels. Eight to ten barrels are used for each batch.
  • 7
    7 Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year
    85
    Sweet & Fruity
    Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is part of the brand's Extra Matured single malts with the first 10 years spent in ex-bourbon American oak barrels. It finishes its maturation in ruby port pipes for two additional years. Quinta refers to the estates in Portugal where the port wine is made and Ruban is Gaelic for ruby, the style of port wine utilized here. Note: In summer 2019, Quinta Ruban has increased its age statement from 12 to 14 years. Additionally, the packaging has changed from black to green. For that product, please search for that listing.
  • 6
    6 Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey
    85
    Sweet & Rich
    This is the third release in Teeling's premium range of whiskey, consisting of 100% malted barley of varying ages as old as 1991. The whiskey was vatted in a combination of different wine casks - port, madeira, white burgundy and cabernet sauvignon - and is bottled with no chill filtration.
  • 5
    5 Tap Rye Port Finished Canadian Rye
    86
    Sweet & Full Bodied
    This Canadian rye is distilled “multiple times” in a pot still and then not only aged in port casks, but finished with a small amount of port wine before cold filtration. The distiller says this rye is a limited edition and will not be produced again once the initial run is sold out.
  • 4
    4 Arran Port Cask Finish Single Malt
    87
    Fruity & Sweet
    Though the Cask Finish line of single malts from Arran lack an age statement, the whisky does age for 8 years, more or less, in ex-bourbon casks before then aging in the wine cask, in this case, it is port. They are all bottled at 100 proof and are un-chill-filtered and not peated.
  • 3
    3 Tyrconnell 10 Year Port Cask Finish
    89
    Fruity & Sweet
    This single malt Irish whiskey is aged in used bourbon barrels before being placed in port wine casks for an additional 6-8 months. The whiskey is produced much like a single malt Scotch would as it is double, not triple distilled. This 10 year old was distilled at the Cooley Distillery.
  • 2
    2 GlenDronach Tawny Port Finish 15 Year
    90
    Rich & Sweet
    This Glendronach was initially matured in European Oak barrels before being transferred to Tawny Port casks to finish its maturation. The BenRiach-owned distillery chose not to chill-filter this particular single malt.
  • 1
    1 BenRiach 15 Year Tawny Port Finish
    90
    Fruity & Floral
    This is one of the whiskies from BenRiach's Wood Finish Series. The whisky spends the majority of the 15 years in ex-bourbon barrels before being transferred to former Tawny Port hogshead barrels. If wine finishes on whiskies aren't your cup of tea, BenRiach puts out a diverse range of whiskies from peated, non peated, triple distilled, that one is bound to please.