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
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!
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.
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
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This is the first time we have seen something quite like this in the Diageo Special Releases. Collectivum XXVIII marks the very first time they have blended malt whiskies from all 28 distilleries currently owned by Diageo. We suspect...
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The fifth Blended Malt from the splendid indie bottlers, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, this is a well-aged 21 year old whisky that's bottled at 50.7% ABV.
A tasty, peated 6 year old whisky that’s the fourth blended malt from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. This is a teaspooned malt - which means just about all of the whisky came from one particular distillery, but a minuscule amount came from another. This was bottled at 53.6% ABV.
Have you ever wondered what Ardbeg might taste like when blended with a Speyside single malt (in this case, Craigellachie)? Well, independent bottlers Douglas Laing have gone and done the work for us here with this bottling from their intriguing Double Barrel series.
A seriously smoky release from the Angels Nectar range, featuring a selection of Highland malts. The Rich Peat edition screams peat smoke, followed by fruity sweetness and chewy toffee.
Murray McDavid's the Vatting series is all about blending some interesting whiskies to a theme. The Àlainn 27 Year Old is all about Islay whiskies, and these have been brought together (vatted) Islay after being finished in a Sherry butt. It was bottled in 2017 at 44.9% ABV.
One of a duo of blended Islay malts released by independent bottler Duncan Taylor called Big Smoke, here bottled at 40% ABV with the other release bottled at 60% ABV.
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.
Released in late-2017, the No Name from Compass Box is supposed to let the whisky do the talking and urge the consumer to make an opinion purely on its own attributes. This blended malt features a predominant portion of Ardbeg, whilst other components include Caol Ila and Clynelish. In result this release has succeeded in being whiskymaker Jon Glasers peatiest whisky to date. Two Per Customer Only
Siar Port is a vatting of two single malt distilleries, although predominantly the whisky comes from just one of the Highland distilleries (with a dash of the other). Distilled in 1997, the whisky was matured in a bourbon barrel, and 685 bottles were released at 46% ABV.
This 26 year old blended whisky from William Grant & Sons features malts from closed distilleries - Ladyburn, silent since 1975 and Inverleven later shutting its doors in 1991. This marks the oldest release in the Ghosted Reserve range.
Peat Chimney is a blended malt first released in 2005 and made up of 16 different malts from 4 different regions with a high percentage of them coming from Islay. Produced by independent bottler Wemyss Malts, Peat Chimney took home Gold in the 2015 Scotch Whisky Masters for Blended Malt: Premium.