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 »
That brand that Shackleton shipped to the Antartica for the Nimrod expedition in 1907, this is the Original Mackinlay. First registered in 1847, this is bottled as a 5 year old blended whisky and has a relatively high malt content for such a young blend, said to be around a third.
An old bottling of VAT 69, a famous old brand of blended whisky that was the favourite whisky of Captain Lewis Nixon of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, immortalised in the book and TV series Band of Brothers. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1990s.
A rare miniature bottle of Bell's Old Blended Scotch Whisky. The best selling brand has its spiritual home at Blair Athol distillery, whose spirit is a component of the blend. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1960s.
Please note this bottle has a damaged label, as shown in the photograph.
A superlative blend of Islay malts with some choice single grain whiskies, Black Bottle is criminally little-known for a whisky of this quality. Outstanding value for money and picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
The second creation of Cutty's master blender Kirsteen Campbell, following up the rich and unctuous Tam O'Shanter with something all the more eleegant - a fantastic mix of tropical fruity flavours with a hint of sherry spice.
The first in Compass Box's Great King Street range, named for the address of their Edinburgh office, kicking off their second decade in business. The Artist's Blend is a high malt content blend designed to be easy drinking and appealing to a wide range of consumers, from non-whisky drinkers and cocktail lovers through to single malt fanatics, and is full of Compass Box innovation and flair.
The 12 year old expression of Islay led blended whisky, tempering the smokiness of the island malts with whisky from the mainland. The brand takes inspiration from the special blend served at the first Lord Margadale's 21st birthday.