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 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!"
A 25 year old blended whisky from the folks at Cutty Sark, released to celebrate Burns Night 2012. It's named for one of Burns's most famous poems, the fairly epic Tam O'Shanter, a tale of staying too late in the pub and the ghostly visions that Tam saw on the way home.
A 25 year old bottling of world famous J & B blended whisky. Released in 1999 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Giacomo Justerini coming to London - the founder of Justerini & Brooks who created the blend. This is presented in a replica bottle shap from that period.
A Bell's decanter released for Christmas 1988, when national treasure Cliff Richard was at No.1 with the heart-warming 'Mistletoe and Wine'. That means you've had to listen to it in the queue at Woolworths for twenty years.