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 »
An interesting twist on Johnnie Walker Black Label, Double Black was rolled out for general release in 2011 after a successful launch in travel retail. Double Black adds to the normal Black Label profile by including more Islay whisky and casks that have been heavily charred, giving a more intense flavour with a greater emphasis on smoke while keeping true to the sophisticated Johnnie Walker style.
This is the third edition of Tweeddale's blended Scotch whisky, released in March 2013. This is a blend of 18 year old sherry butt matured grain whisky and eight different single malts, aged between 13 and 21 years old.
A magnum bottle of VAT 69, a famous old brand of blended whisky, chosen by Sir Ernest Shackleton to accompany him on his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 'for medicinal and celebratory purposes'.
Bell's annual Christmas decanter releases are much anticipated. This is an unboxed example of the 1990 edition of the series. The decanter contains Bell's Extra Special 8 year old blended Scotch whisky.
A half-litre bottle of Chivas Regal's 18 year old blend. Premium aged mix of some of Scotland's finest whiskies with an above-average proportion of malt and an extended ageing period producing a truly fine blend.
An old bottling of Isle of Skye 8 Year Old blended whisky. Isle of Skye is a blended Scotch whisky brand from Ian MacLeod and Co., who own, amongst others, Glengoyne. The blends all contain a high proportion of Island and Speyside malts. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1990s.
Johnnie Walker Gold Label was relaunched in 2012. Built around a core of single malt whisky from Clynelish, the Gold Label Reserve is a luxurious, indulgent blend from Johnnie Walker’s master blender Jim Beveridge.
An old bottle of Bell's Extra Special 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 1980s.
Full-bodied, with creamy vanilla notes, this is one of the best blends available anywhere. A testament to the art of the master blender, and fiercely championed by Jim Murray. Whisky Bible Awards 2011: World Whisky of the Year; Whisky Bible Awards 2013: Scotch Whisky of the Year; 97.5 Points IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
A litre of Buchanan's hard to find (in the UK at least) blend. 'Stunningly soft texture, enormously fruity with some firm grain through the middle and then spice. 85/100' Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2005