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 »
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.
A faithful replica of Ernest Shackleton's whisky, which was discovered under the Antarctic explorer's abandoned hut after being buried under the ice for a century. Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt has been painstakingly recreated by Whyte & Mackay's Master Blender Richard Paterson at the original strength of 47.3%. A real collector's item.
A second edition of the story laden Shackleton's whisky - Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt. Inspired by 2013's Shackleton Epic expedition, retracing the steps of Sir Ernest and crew during part of their Endurance expedition, Richard Paterson has taken the base of the first blend and made the finished product even more refined.
Supposedly a happy accident when someone mistakenly poured some young Glen Moray into a vat of old Ardbeg. Now, you can call me a craven old cynic, but this is the second time that this has happened with Glenmorangie. When I was with Oddbins in '99 there was a product called 80:20 which was 80% Glenmorangie and 20% something else. The cover story was exactly the same...
A whisky commemorating the end of an era in Whisky history - the enactment of the Scotch Whisky Regulations of 2009. After the 22nd of November 2011 whiskies can no longer be labelled as Vatted Malts, the new term being the (debatably) confusing Blended Malt Whisky. This bottling, a cask strength vatting of 35 year old Speyside whisky and 26 year old Islay whisky, is Compass Box's tribute.
The third in a remarkable series of vatted malts, with the whisky collected from each of the big seven Islay distilleries plus Jura by a team of rowers and barrel rollers. The full remarkable story is included in a letter enclosed with the bottle.
A vatting made from 'pillaged' whisky from Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, and Laphroaig distilleries. Kevin Campbell (Lagavulin Fund Raisers) put together a team to row to each distillery to 'pillage' whisky for the vatting which was bottled at Bruichladdich distillery bottling hall.
A special vatting of Scotch whiskies that were 'pillaged' during a special charity event back in 2005. The vatting contains whiskies from 9 different distilleries, all of which are at least 12 years old.
An incredible decanter for a special edition blended malt entry into the Johnnie Walker range - The John Walker & Sons Odyssey. It's blended from whisky from just three distilleries and presented in a self-righting frame, just the thing they'll need on The John Walker & Sons Voyager, the company's yacht that is travelling the world in the wake of the whisky.