Blended from more than 50 single malts (with particular emphasis on Miltonduff and Glenburgie) as well as 4 single grain whiskies. Ballantine's Finest is a smooth, satisfyingly modern blend, now picking up serious momentum in overseas markets under owners Chivas Brothers. Whisky Bible 2011 & 2012: Scotch Blend of the Year (NAS); 96 Points
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
Created to represent whiskey before it was mass produced, Knob Creek embodies the look, feel and taste of pre-prohibition bourbon. This is a long-aged, high-rye bourbon from Jim Beam. Whisky Bible 2011: Bourbon of the Year (9 Years & Under); 94 Points
Douglas Laing's Big Peat is a blended Islay malt made up of Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and, shockingly, Port Ellen - and with pedigree like that, Big Peat is a nailed-on winner. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010, and 96 points in Jim Murray's 2011 Whisky Bible, along with the award for Best Vatted Malt.
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
Amrut Fusion gets its name from the fact that it uses two barleys: Indian and Scottish - with the latter being peated for good measure. Fusion has been picking up awards ever since it first appeared in 2009, and in 2012 was named the best whisky for a Rob Roy in the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge in New York. Whisky Bible Awards 2014: 97 Points
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
Ardbeg Corryvreckan has been a huge success since its launch in 2009, winning World's Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards 2010 and 96.5 points from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2011. Whisky Bible 2011: NAS Single Malt Scotch of the Year; 96.5 Points
Highland Park 18yo is one of the all-time greats of the single malt world. Delicious sweet sherry notes alongside the heather-honey distillery character, rounded with a wisp of dry smoke. Whisky Bible 2011: Single Malt Scotch of the Year 16-21 Years; 95.5 Points
This was the first ever official bottling of 25 year-old malt from the much-mourned Brora. Bottled for the 2008 Special Releases from Diageo after a string of 30yos in previous years. Jim Murray's Scotch of the Year in its category two years running.
Whisky Bible 2011: Best Single Malt (22-27 Years); 96 Points