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.
Big Peat Christmas Edition 2016 is unlike any bottling ever released by the firm before — it features Whiskies from every active distillery on the Isle of Islay, as well as from the closed Port Ellen distillery!
Bottled at a natural cask strength of 54.6%, the new Christmas release is proudly without colouring or chill-filtration.
Peatheads will love this!
A lower strength release of Elements of Islays Peat expression. "Pure Islay" is bottled at 45% ABV, great if your just getting started with these peaty whiskies.
It's nearly that time of year again where thousands of whisky fans descend on the Island of Islay for the annual festival of music and malt. Douglas Laing's Fèis Ìle 2018 edition of Big Peat was bottled at a slightly higher 48% ABV, and comes complete with a set of stickers so you can modify your own bottle.
An interesting and youthful teaspooned Islay blended malt, where one distillerys whisky is blended with a drop of another spirit, this was released as part of Carn Mors Strictly Limited range. For this release, the whisky was matured for 6 years in a refill sherry butt.