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 »
Formerly a travel retail exclusive that hit the general market in late 2012, the Grant's 25 is a well aged and much respected blended whisky. With components ranging from very old grain from the company's Girvan distillery through to rich and smoky drams this is a well-balanced and suitable pinnacle to the Grant's range.
An old bottling of Gilbey's Spey royal blend, bottled at the Glen Spey distillery in, we estimate, the 1970s. This bottle was produced for the Italian market, where Cinzano of Torino were the importers.
A bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label presented in a stylish limited edition gift box designed by Alfred Dunhill. This is 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 very old bottle of Teacher's Highland Cream blended Scotch whisky. The brand was created in 1830 by William Teacher. In 1898 they opened Ardmore distillery to provide the malt needed for the blend. We estimate this was bottled in the 1940s.
A 1950s bottling of Cutty Sark Blended Scots Whisky. Created in the parlour of no.3 St James's Street, the home of Berry Brothers and Rudd, on March 23rd 1923, this has been a popular blended whisky ever since, especially in warmer climates.
Jim Murray was very taken with this recently-launched Chivas Regal 25yo, describing it thus: "beautiful delivery...unbelievably juicy and mouthwatering...unadulterated class...leaves you demanding another glass. Brilliant!" Whisky Bible 2010: Scotch Blend of the Year (18 Years & Over); 95 Points