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 bottle of Buchanan's Reserve 12 year old. The brand was created by James Buchanan in 1884, five years after he arrived in London. The aim of the whisky was to create "a blend which had the perfect balance of body and flavour". We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s.
An old bottling of Mackinlay's 12 year old Legacy blended whisky. The brand is the same one that Shackleton shipped to Antartica for the Nimrod expedition in 1907. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1980s.
Part of a series of seasonal-themed blends from Old Parr, Summer is immodestly subtitled 'Fulfilment', which we'd like to point out (in the interests of staying on the right side of the trades descriptions act) is, for a bottle of whisky, a pleasant aspiration rather than a guaranteed outcome.
A lovely old bottle of White Horse from 1940 - but sadly a great deal of the whisky inside has evaporated over the intervening decades. This is a very pretty collectors bottle, but the remaining contents are almost certainly undrinkable, and we advise that they should not be consumed.
An old bottling of Haig's famous Dimple, presented in the unique bottle. The dimple bottle was introduced in the 1890s and the blend is based around the Lowland malt Glenkinchie. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s.