Just like our heroes Ron Burgundy and Ron Swanson, we love scotch … scotchy, scotch, scotch (sorry, we have to do that). And 2017 was certainly a great year to be a whisky fan, with releases from both Highlands behemoths as well as from some under-the-radar distilleries. It was a year of briny peat bombs and delicate, golden syrups. It was a really good year (for scotch, at least), which made picking the best new releases incredibly difficult (luckily we had some good whisky to get us through it). Here are our top 11 favorite scotches of the year.