The blended whisky category has been in existence since the mid-19th century and remains the foundation of the industry. Blended Scotch is simply a mix of malt and grain whiskies. Some blends use only a limited number of malts,(The Famous Grouse uses only a dozen or so); others, many more - around 40 malts go into Johnnie Walker Black Label and ... Read More »
A 10cl bottle of Bell's Original – an enormously popular blend that has come on in leaps and bounds over the last ten years. Bell's signature malt is from Blair Athol, with contributions from the likes of Caol Ila, Glenkinchie, Dufftown and Inchgower.
A 20cl bottle of McCallum's Perfection. This blended whisky uses a large proportion of malt from Cragganmore distillery in Speyside. This is rounded with a heat of peat and is a big brand down in Australasia.
A half bottle of Teacher's – 'Big, rounded, smooth. Full of crunchy maltiness. To drink this whisky is like biting into peanut brittle. Then toffee. Then liquorice flavours. 8.5/10' Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine April 2000
A half bottle of McCallum's Perfection Blended Scotch Whisky. The brand was founded in 1807 by Duncan & John McCallum Limited of Edinburgh, who were originally innkeepers as well as being wine and spirit merchants. Cragganmore is thought to represent a large part of the base.
A half bottle of Peter Dawson Special Blended Scotch Whisky. Peter Dawson owned a distillery called Auchnagie in Ballinluig near Pitlochry before moving to Glasgow, whereupon he used his contacts to create his special blended whisky.
A half bottle of Black & White Blended Whisky. Created in the late 19th century by James Buchanan, the famous terriers have graced the label since the 1890s. An everyday drinking blend that has even inspired a hit song (by Polish band Kombi).
King Robert II is a blended scotch whisky from Ian Macleod Distillers, who of course are owners of Glengoyne (and now Tamdhu), as well as bottlers of the excellent Isle of Skye blend and the Chieftain's Choice range of single malts.
A half bottle of Bulloch Lade's Gold Label Blended Scotch Whisky. They were very highly regarded blenders and were even former owners of Caol Ila (from 1863 to 1920). This bottle was intended for the French market.
Enormously popular blend that has come on in leaps and bounds over the last ten years. Bell's signature malt is from Blair Athol, with contributions from the likes of Caol Ila, Glenkinchie, Dufftown and Inchgower.