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 smooth, well-balanced deluxe blend with the mellowness expected from a top quality brand. Each whisky has a minimum age of 12 years, selected to combine all the strengths and subtleness of Scottish whisky at its best.
Dewar's 12 year old blend, called 'Double Aged' due to the 6 months of marrying in oak casks that the whisky does after initial maturation and blending. Dewar's is one of the world's most awarded whiskies, recently winning the Monde Grand Gold across their range.
An extraordinary high-quality blend from maverick independent John Glaser, a man dedicated to the art of combining whiskies to produce an end result greater than the sum of its parts. If you wanted to convert someone who says they don't like whisky, you couldn't do much better than this. A must.
A classic deluxe blend that has stood the test of time. Based on Glenkinchie with traces of other more northerly distilleries, Dimple benefits from an extended marrying period. Rich, smooth and complex.
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.
The fourth release from independent bottlers Tweeddale. This batch is comprised of 16 year old grain and a total of eight malts, of which one is a Lowland whisky which has been matured in an Islay cask. This has led to a more complex and slightly peatier bottling.
A magnum bottle of VAT 69, a famous old brand of blended whisky, chosen by Sir Ernest Shackleton to accompany him on his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 'for medicinal and celebratory purposes'.
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.