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 »
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.
Johnnie Walker Black Label is one of the world's favourite Scotch whiskies - and over 100 years after its first appearance in 1909, it's still winning awards. Whisky Bible 2011 & 2012: Best Blend (5-12 Years); 95.5 Points World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Blended Scotch 12 years and under
A deluxe version from Famous Grouse, the malt component of Naked Grouse is based around Macallan & Highland Park matured in sherry casks. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Blended Scotch No Age Statement
Hankey Bannister Heritage Blend was inspired by the find of a 1920s' bottle in perfect condition. Master Blender Stuart Harvey has recreated the style for the modern day – it's sweeter and peatier than their usual blend.
'The blend for grown-ups, for people who have made their rites of passage and are ready to enjoy their success. Sweet, but not cloying. Buxom, but not overblown. Balanced. 9/10.' Paul Pacult in Whisky Magazine April 2000
A large 1.14 litre (old British quart) bottle of Wright & Greigs Special Blended Scotch Whisky. The duo were owners of Dallas Dhu distillery from 1899 to 1918. An everyday drinking whisky in handy party size.
TR-06 is one of two experimental Great King Street releases from Compass Box. The idea is that one is chosen by consumers to be the second permanent release in the range. This is the smoky version, made up of 33% Lowland Grain and 67% Malt from Islay, Highlands and Speyside, of which half comes from Clynelish.