Blended Malts are malt whiskies that have been produced at more than one distillery before being blended together - these should not be confused with blended whiskies as they are bottled without the addition of grain whisky. Read More »
An old bottle of Glencoe 8 Year Old blended malt. It was launched in the 1960s by Rory McDonald, a direct descendant on Long John McDonald who founded the Ben Nevis distillery in 1825. These days it's produced by the folk at Ben Nevis. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1980s.
Please note this bottle has a low fill level as shown in the photograph.
The very welcome return of Compass Box's 'Spice Tree', originally barred by order of the officious twerps at the Scotch Whisky Association, but now reincarnated after a slight tweak in production technique - and there's nothing those lickspittle SWA jobsworths can do about it. Huzzah! Whisky Bible 2011: Best Scotch New Brand; 95.5 Points
The 9th edition of Berry Bros & Rudd's blended Scotch malt series, Blue Hanger. This release has a smaller than usual amount of sherried whisky with a small amount of peated whisky included in the composition. It's therefore a different style to previous versions, but just as delicious nonetheless.
The 2013 release of Peat Monster commemorates the 10th anniversary of Compass Box's creation of "Monster" for the Park Avenue Liquor Ship in New York. This is a blend of Islay malts, both from the south of the island and from the village of Port Askaig combined with Clynelish from the Highlands. It is matured in a mixture of American Oak and 2% new French oak for finishing purposes.
The fourth release of Compass Box's much-loved Flaming Heart blended malt generated a lot of buzz when it made its debut at Whisky Live Paris 2012, and has arrived with a very smart revamped design and a glowing review from Mr. Whiskyfun, Serge Valentin. A terrific combination of vibrant, youthful peat and citrus fruitiness, we expect this to be hugely popular, so act quick.
A bottle of 12 year old Cardhu Pure Malt. This dates from 2003 or 2004 when Diageo controversially remarketed Cardhu as a blended malt, due to being unable to keep it as a single malt due running low on 12 year old from the distillery.
A bottle of 1992 vintage Aldunie Dufftown blended malt. This is a blend of predominently whisky from Kininvie, teaspooned with malt from another of William Grants' distilleries based in the same town. Distilled in September, it was aged for 8 years befor being bottled in March 2001 for The 99 of Hannover.