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 1970s bottling of Inver House's Green Plaid Blended Scotch Whisky. Launched in the USA in 1956, it remains one of the top 10 selling Blended Scotch Whiskies there. Plaid is the name for the material used to make a traditional kilt and legend has it that Somerled, a 12th Century Viking warrior who was the first Lord of the Isles had a green one.
An old bottle of King Edward I blended Scotch Whisky. We have to admit to not knowing a great deal about this brand, apart from the fact it was established in 1903 and was produced by Clan Munro Limited. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s.
A 1970s bottling of Johnnie Walker's iconic red label whisky - still one of the biggest sellers around the world. The flavour profile has changed slowly over the years so this should be quite different to today.
Johnnie Walker's most prestigious whisky. Probably THE most famous super-premium blend, made up of the finest old-aged malt and grain whiskies. The Cristal of the blended whisky world. A statement whisky, Blue Label’s bold, multi-layered palate and silky delivery ensure that it sits unchallenged at the top of the Johnnie Walker pile.
A Dalwhinnie-based deluxe blend launched by Diageo in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia and duty-free markets in Latin America "to deliver enhanced margin by targeting the premiumisation trend", it says here. Best In Class at the International Wines and Spirits Competition 2006.
a ceramic decanter containing Old Smuggler Blended Scotch Whisky. The brand was established in 1835 and named after the smugglers who worked the Scottish Islands in that era. We estimate this decanter dates from the 1970s.
A superb, and very rare, high-strength blend released many decades ago by the Drambuie company. As the name suggests, this was bottled at full UK 'proof' (57.1%), although as it was for the US market the label uses the US measure of 114.2 proof.