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 litre plastic bottle of Ballantine's Finest blended Scotch whisky. They have long advertised their royal warrants for the late Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, despite the latter dying 70 years before we estimate this was bottled, in the 1980s.
A special edition of Ballantine's 17 year old whisky, created to showcase the character of Scapa, one of the distilleries at the heart of the blend. A much underrated and often forgotten distillery, it's great to see its role being celebrated.
Originally introduced solely into travel retail, the Platinum Label (the first new 'colour' to be introduced into the Johnnie Walker range for years) has now made it out into the wider world. It's a rich and refined blend of whiskies matured for at least 18 years that slips perfectly into the range just behind the iconic Blue Label.
A bottling of Cutty Sark Blended Scots Whisky, which we estimate dates from the 1970s. Created on March 23rd 1923 by Berry Brothers and Rudd, this was launched as the original naturally-coloured blended whisky and continues to be popular, especially in warmer climates.
The 18 year old expression of Dewar's ever popular blended whisky. After blending the whisky is refilled into vats for an extra long marrying period, hence the 'Double Matured' moniker on the bottle. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
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 1970s.
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. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1970s.
A 21 year old blended whisky from Campbeltown Loch, a brand produced by the owners of Springbank. The composition is 40% grain from Girvan and 60% single malt. Rich and complex, this is an excellent blended whisky.
Please note this is limited to 3 bottles per customer.