J & B Rare

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
J & B Rare
Web Exclusive Price £19.75 £16.46 ex VAT (£28.21 per litre)
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Customer Rating
One of the biggest names in the blending market, with over 6 million cases a year sold worldwide, Justerini & Brooks' blend never fails to deliver in style, quality and value for money.
Country
Scotland
Colouring
Yes

J & B Rare Reviews

30 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    21 August

    Don't let these snobby reviews prevent you from giving this old girl a whirl. It's light, clean and good value. I'm closer to 60 than 50 and have been drinking it for 30 years. It's been consistently enjoyable.

  • 4
    4 August

    For a blend this is remarkably smooth and tasty. OK your not getting the complexity of 15/21/25yo single malts or blended malts but for the price it's very good, if you don't agree you've got a bad bottle.

  • 5
    8 June

    I am not a regular J&B SCOTCH drinker ,but it always was an acceptable scotch over many years,however, the bottle I bought recently is totally unacceptable,in fact I refuse to drink another drop.I do not know the reason for this dramatic drop in quality of the product,but life is too short to drink it .there are many other brands that are far superior.

  • 3
    11 March

    its sweet,touch of smoke, not one for neat drinking,good in a mac,its miles ahead of your red label and bells ect

  • 5
    3 November 2015

    I was introduced to this by one of my friends whom I consider as an expert in whiskies. And J&B rare an Ballantines finest by have remained my companions for long now.

  • 5
    15 June 2015

    I have found memories when my grandmother used to sip J&B in the evening outside in her backyard. I too now enjoy doing the same thing a couple of times a week. This is an excellent blended scotch whiskey....very smooth with a flavorful distinct taste. I prefer it mixed with a little water on ice.

  • 4
    25 January 2015

    I would like to give some of you snobby reviewers a blind taste test. J&B Rare will stand up to any blended Scotch Whisky. Single malts are better, for sure, but if you want to pay $90 a bottle and more...go right ahead. J&B was THE SCOTCH to drink in this country in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I just paid $24 for a bottle and it is very smooth and flavorful...neat, or with a little ice. I''ll buy it again.

  • 5
    4 November 2014

    Great

  • 3
    20 August 2014

    A true classic. When the mood and/or the wallet directs me to something other than a single malt, this blend fits the bill quite nicely. Crisp, refreshing and clean.

  • 5
    20 July 2014

    I've been drinking Rare J&B 8yr old for over 40yrs, and loved every minute of it. I have also tried the 10yr ld and the 12yr old and my favorite was the 10 yr old Rare J&B blend!

  • Anonymous 5 February 2014

    very impressive, tastes way better than JW Black.Good whisky at fare price.

  • Sylvia Louth 5 December 2013

    As stated in previous comments this and Jamesion and jointly top of all whiskies

  • Laurence Llewelyn-Monkfish 31 May 2013

    This is a good blend, it's basically like a better, more refined version of Bells.

  • Al 30 April 2013

    I have tasted many scotches and have worked in the industry. This is the scotch I always ask for.

  • Macready 2 December 2011

    This stuff saved my life!

  • Sydney,India 13 April 2011

    I just love this drink,Palate: Sweet, light bodied, very faint peat,basically very smooth.Great to have it on the rocks or just neat.

  • Anonymous 20 February 2011

    drink it on the rocks( when rested for a good 10 mins) or use it as a mixer. This is a classic case of a movie making a scotch seem better than it is. Next thing you know.. everyone will love Cutty Sark as it was in Goodfellas. lol

  • Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews 8 September 2010

    Nose: Faint peat and a little marsh salt air. Palate: Sweet, light bodied, very faint peat, cinammon, more candied sweetness, like a couple of packets of Sugar Twin. Finish: A little pepper, slight salty tang, a little tingle of the nostrils as the peat disappears very quickly leaving a pepper and sweetness on the palate. This blended scotch flavor disappeared from the palate as quickly as it appearred.

  • Drums 24 June 2010

    This proves to be exceptional value for money. Sure I agree that there are many better for a higher price. However at this range it offers as an excellent choice for a mid week tipple.

  • Terry 10 June 2010

    Watery and characterless more or less sums this one up. Overrated fire water!Good scotch has complexity, smoothness and delivers uplifting satisfaction. After forcing myself to drink this one, I left scratching my head and holding my throat.

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