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 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.
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.
A litre bottle of Buchanan's Master blended Scotch whisky. The product was launched in 2010, intended (initially at least) for the Central and Southern American markets. This is around 15 years of age, although this is not stated on the bottle.
A quarter-bottle size of Johnnie Walker's most prestigious whisky, made up of the finest old-aged malt and grain whiskies. The Cristal of the blended whisky world, Blue Label has rich, deep flavours and a fantastically silky texture. This is a 20cl bottle.