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.
A matusalem sherry-matured blend - this will be weighty and rich: approach with suitable gravitas. On a side note, we are loving W&M's Mackintosh-esque rebrand, which seems to be bucking recent trends by actually making the product look better.
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.
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.
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
Johnnie Walker Swing (so named for the rocking motion of the bottle when pushed) has been around since 1932, when it was introduced for international travellers by Johnnie Walker's genius grandson Sir Alexander Walker towards the end of his long, illustrious career. A rich old gold colour and a nose of almost perfumed sweetness, Swing is smooth with a light freshness that covers a deeper fruitiness with some smoke and oak flavours.
A special, beautifully labelled, small batch, limited edition blend from Compass Box, bottled in honour of the 20th birthday of legendary Chicago punk rock and whisk(e)y bar Delilah's. Created by Compass Box's John Glaser and Delilah's Mike Miller it's a blend that can be enjoyed by any kind of whisky lover, from the sipper to beer-and-a-shot drinker.
Part of a series of seasonal-themed blends from Old Parr, Summer is immodestly subtitled 'Fulfilment', which we'd like to point out (in the interests of staying on the right side of the trades descriptions act) is, for a bottle of whisky, a pleasant aspiration rather than a guaranteed outcome.