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 »
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the oldest known records for production of whisky, the Scottish distillers were set a task to create their finest blend. This lovely whisky was the winner of this 'Spirit of Scotland' trophy presented which was presented by the IWSC.
A very rare flat-sided 1960s bottle of Ainslie's Royal Edinburgh blended Scotch whisky. Tantalisingly, Ainslie & Heilbron were also proprietors of the old Clynelish distillery (now known as Brora) during this period, though sadly we have no idea how much of that malt is in this blend.
An old bottling of Dimple Royal Sovereign. This has been aged for 21 years and is presented Dimple's iconic triangular bottle, encased in a pewter 'frame'. We estimate that this was bottled sometime in the 1980s.