Blended Malt Whisky
Blended malt whisky relates to the term of using no grain whiskies in a blend, simply 100% single malts. These type of whiskies are more complex than blended Scotch whiskies that contain a percentage of grain in their blend, which is cheaper to produce. A particular bottler of Blended malts that we love are Compass Box, who are always pushing the boundaries and experimenting with great new blends.
The second limited edition bottling from Douglas Laings Yula series! This blended malt Scotch whisky is made up of whiskies aged for a minimum of 21 years. All of which were taken from the Islands, including Islay. Bottled at natural cask strength, without chill-filtration neither colouring, just 900 of these were produced.
Part of the first duo of whiskies in the Wemyss Family Collection, Vanilla Burst is a blended malt whisky that’s been assembled from 15 first fill ex-bourbon barrels, in order give a full-on wave of vanilla style whisky flavours.
Part of the first duo of whiskies in the Wemyss Family Collection, Treacle Chest is the edition that’s all about first-fill ex-sherry hogsheads. The aim is to deliver a particular style of whisky that’s sweeter and with more dried fruits elements, which are typically associated with sherry maturation.
A powerhouse of a blended malt whisky here from the Timorous Beastie range by Douglas Laing. This 21 year old features big, rich notes of sherry, fruit and nut and cinnamon spice. 2,718 bottles were produced. One Per Customer Only
Douglas Laing's Timorous Beastie uses a mix of whiskies from the Highlands only, and this is its big brother at 18 years old! It's bottled at 46.8% ABV.
A great little blended malt released by Ian Macleod. Six Iles as the name might suggest is a blend of single malts from six different islands with one of the Arran, Jura. Islay, Orkney, Mull and Skye based distilleries represented here. A lightly peated and coastal influenced beauty.
The now discontinued version of Naked Grouse that is a blended Scotch still with the same core single malts of Macallan, Glenrothes and Highland Park as the new replacement that is now a blended malt. The grain Whisky element here gives a slightly more softer/creamier element to the blend but both are great level entry Scottish Whiskies for the beginner and expert alike.
Douglas Laing have now covered all the Scottish whisky regions with their Remarkable Malts range. The Gauldrons is a blended Campbeltown malt and translates as "Bay of Storms" in Gaelic.
Another great whisky from the Remarkable Malts range by Douglas Laing, The Epicurean is a marriage of Lowland malts bringing forward those citrus and floral notes. The packaging symbolizes The Epicurean by featuring even the small details of the two cocktail shakers and the barley husks.
The Corriemhor is a mystery single malt Scotch that is a fine choice to accompany a cigar and is matured in a combination of Ex-Bourbon and Sherry casks. Specially selected by Master blender Richard "The Nose" Paterson of Dalmore and Jura fame and quite reminiscent of one of those in style!
A curious old blended malt bottled by the James Buchanan company of Black and White Blended Whisky fame and the man himself was one of the early pioneers of the Whisky industry. Bottled sometime in the 1970's at the old 70 proof.
What is now known as a blended malt, this Strathconon 12 year old was a blend of single malts released sometime in the 1970's at the old 70 proof. Released by James Buchanan & co, one of the early Whisky barons and pioneers of the early 1900's and of "Black & White"...
Steel Bonnets is a Scotish and English malt whisky hybrid, and was created honour those who lived in the Border Marches during the middle ages. It's bottled at a hearty 46.6% ABV.
The first batch of Douglas Laing's Rock Oyster expression to be presented at natural cask strength. Released as part of their Regional Malts range, Rock Oyster is blend of Island malt whiskies from Arran, Islay, Jura and Orkney.
The second batch of Old Perth is a blended malt whisky from Morrison & Mackay that has been matured in a trio of Sherry casks (Butts, puncheon and Hogsheads) that is a little bit richer and more complex than your usual blend has any right to be at this price and said to be teaspooned Glenfarclas at about 5 years old?
Old Perth, named after the Scottish location, is Morrison & MacKay's blended malt range, and this one is the peated variant - and excellent value to boot.
Now one of the most popular brands of Whisky out there! a blended malt produced by the Grant family that combines the families three single malts of Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie to crowd pleasing effect. Monkey Shoulder takes its name from the injury suffered by the distillery workers that used to have to turn the barley by hand with shovels.
A blended malt made up of single malts from the Highland region of Scotland and released by Hunter Laing. Matured in a combination of Sherry and Bourbon casks and bottled at a slighter higher strength of 46.2% ABV for a blended malt. A great alternative to the likes of Monkey Shoulder and Naked Grouse.
The Flatnose blended malt is named after a 9th century Lord of the Isles, Ketill Björnsson - his nickname was Flatnöse! A blend of 70% Speyside malt from 8 different distilleries and 30% Islay malt from just two different distilleries and 100% matured in American oak.
An Extravaganza of spice from this new limited edition blended malt by Compass Box. Here, theyve taken the idea of their regular Spice Tree expression but used older whiskies, including some drawn from first fill sherry butts. Their well-known hybrid casks have also been put to good use with this experiment.
The award winning malt whisky is back. Aged on heavy toasted, new French oak sourced from 195 year-old Vosges forests. The nose suggests clove, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. The palate is full, round and sweet, with the spice and vanilla following and complimenting the core distillery characteristerics.
One of two new releases from Compass Box's John Glaser in late 2017. Phenomenology is a blended malt made up of 72% Glenlossie & 24.5% Tamdhu with the rest made up of a small amount of Highland Park, Talisker and Caol Ila and aged in a combination of 1st fill Bourbon casks, re-charred Hogsheads and refill butts. One Per Customer Only
For those who love big, rich, smoky-peaty whiskies, this is for you. Peat Monster combines smoky and peaty single malts from the island of Islay and the Isle of Mull with rich, medium-peated Speyside whisky. The result is a balanced, highly drinkable peaty blended malt Scotch whisky.