11 Best Online Whisky / Whiskey Shops (US & UK Based)

A bottle of whisky in a gift box


Here at WhiskeyBon we buy quite a lot of whisky / whiskey so we can then provide our amateurish but honest reviews.

We don’t accept bottles or samples to review, all bottles are bought out of our own pocket so this means two things:

  1. Our reviews are our honest opinions as we have parted with our own hard-earned cash
  2. We have bought whisky from a lot of places

Having used many online whisky / whiskey websites we have decided to pick our top ones based on the following criteria:

  • Range of whisky available
  • Pricing
  • If they stock any “harder to find” bottles
  • Customer service
  • Quality of packaging (very important when dealing with glass bottles!)
  • Website ease of use

These are our 11 favourite online whisky shops to order from (in both the USA and UK and many offer worldwide delivery):



Based in: US

Delivers to: US

Saucey is a cool concept, they have a huge selection of spirits to order from and what I like about them is the price you see is what you pay, there are no delivery charges.

They ship to almost all the US States and also offer a speedy 30 minute delivery service to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego, Sacramento, & Oakland.



Hard to Find Whisky

Based in: UK

Delivers to: Worldwide


The Hard To Find Whisky website home page

As the name suggests they have some hard to find and expensive whiskies available so it’s great if you are looking for a really special bottle. I really like the way that both Scotch and American are split by region so you can easily see what comes from where.

The delivery and service is great but the biggest reason I’ve included it is because of the amazing range of rare whisky bottles they stock, many of which you won’t find in many other places online. The prices are relatively good as well.



Master of Malt


Based in: UK

Delivers to: Worldwide (but not the USA)

A screenshot of the Master of Malt website

I’ve ordered many times from MoM and it’s always an excellent service. They have a huge range of scotch whisky and a decent selection of bourbon and rye. They also tend to get in some of the harder to find bottles upon release and have a good selection of more hard to find whiskies too if you are feeling flush.

The prices are very reasonable too and what I like about them is you can order samples for many of their whiskies to try before you buy a full bottle. Not seen another retailer that offers this to the same extent they do.

Finally, they run Flash Sales every day where you can grab bottles with up to 50% off! Have a look at today’s offers here: >> MoM Flash Sales <<

Unfortunately, Master of Malt has stopped shipping to the USA recently which is a shame. Look below for some great options that do ship to the US though.

See here for our full Master of Malt review.



House of Malt

Based in: UK

Delivers to: WorldwideThe House of Malt home page

House of Malt is a whisky and spirits retailer with a huge collection of whisky from around the world. They have a lot of US whiskey and bourbon and have bottles from countries I didn’t even know made whisky (Taiwan for example!). They also have a lot of unusual and hard to find bottles on offer

I’ve ordered from them several times and the website is easy to use, the prices are competitive and delivery is top notch.




Based in: US

Delivers to: US (shipping available to: California, Connecticut, D.C., Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia)

Drizly is awesome.

It is not actually a store itself but is a website and app that allows you to shop from local liquor stores in the US. This is really handy as buying alcohol online in the US can be tricky and is prohibited in some States. Drizly has you covered if you are in one of the States where delivery is available, to find out just head over to the website and enter your address.

They have a huge selection of whiskey to choose from and also loads of other tasty beverages from wine to beer so you stock up from the comfort of your own home.

They also offer a 1-hour delivery service for some States.



The Drink Shop


Based in: UK

Delivers to: Worldwide

A screenshot of The Drink Shop website

The range of scotch whisky they have available is not bad, bourbon and rye are all in one American category and there is not a huge amount available but what is there is recently priced.

You can pick up BTAC here but it is massively overpriced. They also have a few Japanese whiskies. Delivery is fast and efficient and never had a problem ordering from here.



Amazon UK

Based in: UK

Delivers to: Various


Obviously, it is not a dedicated whisky shop but it is the place I buy most of my low to mid range bottles. The prices are very good and best of all they frequently offer large discounts, you just have to keep an eye out for them.

If you sign up to Prime you can also get even more bargains and free delivery on your bottles with some next day and same day delivery opportunities. Plus they have a LOT of whisky to choose from.

There are no spirits for sale on Amazon.com so that’s why we haven’t included it.





Based in: UK

Delivers to: UK

If you are in the UK you can’t go wrong with good ol’ Waitrose to pick up a select few bottles. The selection is very limited in fact, they have only 6 bourbons with a bit more choice in Scotch.

The reason they are on the list is the prices are good, delivery is excellent and what they do sell is always in stock they can be a reliable source of your favourite bottle. You can also order at the same time as your grocery shopping which is handy and they sometimes have some really good deals available.



De Wine Spot


Based in: USA

Delivers to: USA + Selected Others

The whiskey page of the De Wine Spot website

This is a cool little whisky store based in Brooklyn and they have a really good selection of bourbon, American whiskey and Scotch whisky online on their website, which is really easy to use.

The prices are also very reasonable and they have some bottles that you don’t see in many places including some hard to find whiskey. Give them a try.



The Whisky Barrel


A screenshot of the The Whisky Barrel website

A decent selection of Scotch but very few American whiskeys. They also have some Irish, English, Welsh, Japanese and Indian whiskies that you can purchase.

What I like about them is they have an independent bottlers section with some really cool stuff to choose from, so if you are looking for a unique bottle this could be the online whisky shop for you.

Potomac Wines


Based in: US

Delivers to: Worldwide

Potomac Wines and spirits is an awesome store based in Washington DC that has a great delivery service (check the website to see if they can deliver to your state if in the USA).

They have a huge collection of just about every spirit you could think off and a decent whiskey collection that is competitively priced.

What we really like about them is the range of weird and obscure bottles they have available, for example, some really old Pappy Van Winkle.

Give them a try you won’t be disappointed.


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