The Scottish malt whisky trade can thank blended whisky for paving the way. It was when John Stein and Aeneas Coffey invented and perfected the continuous still in the 1800s that it became possible to make grain whisky on a large scale. Soon blenders were to discover that they could stretch the more expensive malt whiskies by adding some cheap grain whisky thus bringing the price down. During prohibition in America the canny Scots were able to bring in cheap blends through Canada thus making many fortunes and sealing the popularity of 'Scotch'. In many markets blends are now getting caught by single malts. However they remain extremely important and there are some great examples to try, most of which will not break the bank!
A superb, smooth and soft blend that has Aberfeldy single malt as its main flavouring component. Dew..
€45.00 Ex Tax: €36.58
The second release to come from the Johnnie Walker Ghost & Rare series, the Johnnie Walker Blue ..
€350.00 Ex Tax: €284.56
A super-smooth blended Scotch that contains a good chunk of Clynelish malt whisky at its heart. ..
€74.99 Ex Tax: €60.97
This is a fantastic, award winning blend that incorporates some very old malts from all the regions ..
€60.00 Ex Tax: €48.78
70cl and 5cl
A 45 years old Blend of 40 different Grain and Malt whiskies, all distilled in 1971. It has been age..
€3,450.00 Ex Tax: €2,804.87
Comprising of a complex mix of over 50 different malt whiskies and four different grain whiskies...
€27.99 Ex Tax: €22.76
A famous old blend that was founded by James Buchanan, apparently his inspiration came after atte..
€28.99 Ex Tax: €23.57
Black Bull is a high quality blended whisky which is comprised roughly of a 50/50 mix of malt and..
€52.99 Ex Tax: €43.08
This incredible 40 year old blend is comprised of malt whiskies from Bunnahabhain on Islay, and T..
€240.00 Ex Tax: €195.12
Campbeltown Loch 21 Year Old is not very well known, but is regarded by connoiseurs as one of the ve..
€102.99 Ex Tax: €83.73
A soft and delicate blended whisky that has been highly rated and is aimed at both malt drinkers ..
€56.99 Ex Tax: €46.33
A good quality deluxe blend with smooth, malty flavours. The main malt components are Glenkinchie..
€39.99 Ex Tax: €32.51
This is a very interesting bottle of Haig Dimple that most likely dates from the 1960s. There are no..
€100.00 Ex Tax: €81.30
A superb blend with a malt content of around 40%, mostly from Glenkinchie and Linkwood distilleri..
€27.99 Ex Tax: €22.76
€94.99 Ex Tax: €77.23
The Big Smoke is a young blend of malts which have been entirely sourced from Islay distilleries...
€35.49 Ex Tax: €28.85