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.
Wardhead is a curious and rare "Teaspooned" Blended Malt that is from just two very famous Speyside distilleries and here bottled by Morrison Mackay under the "Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask" label. Aged for 21 years in a single Hogshead and distilled in 1997 with only 354 bottles released.
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.
A 1999 vintage blended malt from an undisclosed distillery in Dufftown - hence the name, and aged for 20 years in cask #2140. Indie bottler Adelphi released this whisky with an ABV of 58%, with a relatively small outturn of only 238 bottles.