Blended Scotch comprises a mix of malt and grain whiskies, which are produced mainly in Scotland. Smooth, full bodied and complex, rich overtones of smoky peat set this whisky apart.

The Blended Scotch is made from both malt whiskey and grain whiskey. These are mostly produced in Scotland and constitute about 90% of the total whiskey produced there. The Blended Scotch is produced by combining various types of malts with grain whiskies. There are three types of blended scotch whiskey which are “Blended Malt Scotch whiskey (made from blend of two or more single malt scotch whiskies)”, “Blended Grain Scotch” and “Blended Scotch Whiskey”. It is not easy to produce Blended Scotch and requires years of experience for it. Chivas Regal, Cutty Sark, Dewar’s, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Teachers Highland and Whyte and Mackay are some of the famous whiskey brands.

We all know that Single malts are produced by blending whiskies from different barrels produced within a single distillery. So, what does a Blend mean then?

 

Easy as it gets. A blend in simple terms means a mix. So, it is a mixture of two or more whiskies that are bottled and sold as one whisky.

 

Talking of blends, the most popular and widely selling variant in this category is clearly the blended scotch whiskey. Statistically, Blended scotches comprise around 90% of the total scotch category in sales.

 

By definition, a blended scotch is a mix of both grain whiskies and malt whiskies that are sourced from multiple different distilleries; not to be confused with blended malt and blended grain.

 

If you haven’t already had the fortune of sipping on one yet, I’d personally suggest Dewar’s 18 YO, Chivas Regal 25 YO and Johnnie Walker’s Blue Label any day.

 

If after all this, you fall in love with this magical potion, you can dive into the awaiting wondrous waters of The Famous Grouse and Compass Box Great King Street.

 

Almost all the scotch in the world today is blended because when two different malts are blended, better tastes can be achieved and that is the whole purpose of Whisky in the first place. Scotch Blended whisky needs a little introduction. It is the best selling of all whisky, and fills back bars and liquor cabinets the world over, whether it's Ballantine's, Johnnie Walker or Haig. Scotch Blended whisky, like all Scotch whisky, must be matured for at least three years and a day in oak casks. Blended Scotch whisky is made from grain whisky, which is cheap and efficient to produce, though it has a more neutral character, so they include malt whisky as well, this peps everything up and brings body and complexity, colour and flavor that is impossible to achieve in most cases of single malts.

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at blending your own whisky, you’ll love this.

 

 All Scotch whiskey was originally made from malted barley. All scotch whiskey must be aged in oat barrels for at least three years. It contains 40 to 94.8% of alcohol. The majority of grain whiskey produced in Scotland goes to make blended scotch whiskey. Nearly all of the whisky in the world today is blended to produce a near perfect taste achieved by mixing different produces. The average blended scotch whiskey constitutes about 90% of the whisky produced in Scotland.

 

The confusion with single-malts and blended malts arises only because of the word single. People have a tendency to assume that just one kind of barrel and malted grain was used to make the single malt except, single-malt just means that the whiskey was produced in the same distillery among different barrels which could even mean different batches of differently malted barley.

 

Blended Scotch whiskies contain both malt whisky and grain whisky. The various malts and grain whiskies to produce a consistent brand style. Blended Scotch whisky brands include Ballantine's, Bell's, Chivas Regal, Cutty Sark, Dewar's, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Teacher's Highland Cream, The Famous Grouse, and Whyte and Mackay.

Since blended scotch is made from malt and grain whiskies, the combinations that can be tried are virtually limitless. This is why there are so many blended Scotch whisky brands and altogether, they have the majority share in the market. If you consider the variety of single malts and grain whiskies and then think about combining them in different proportions, you can imagine how many different types of blended scotch whiskies you can create. However, it’s easier said than done, because not every blend will give the right taste. It took blenders several years of experimenting to create the perfect blends, which today we know as popular brands of blended Scotch whisky. 

What a better way to relax and let out a sigh of relief at the end of a hard

day’s work than sitting back in your favorite couch and sipping your

favorite blended scotch! Absolutely heaven! The whiskey comprises of

blend of malt and grain. Making the perfect scotch blend requires years

of experience, a detailed knowledge of distilleries, their stocks and how

they react to wood and to being blended with other grains and malts.

I sometimes find myself with a glass of scotch in the evenings when

there is nothing important to do. Some popular makers of Blended

scotch include the Chivas brothers, John Dewar, William Teacher,

James Buchanan, John Walker, George Ballantine and many more.

The word blend means to mix in, and that is also the concept behind Blended Scotch whisky. Today, the most selling whisky in the world is blended scotch where a lower quality distill is mixed fine quality single malts to make the bad liquor sellable. The process of blending requires the mixing of one or more than one kind of whisky to the lower quality brand.

 

This way the lower quality whisky is made more expensive and also more cocktail proof as most single malts do not hold their ground in cocktails.

If you’ve had the more expensive liquor in India, you have probably come across names such as Johnny Walker Red, Black and Blue label; Black Dog, teachers 50, Teacher’s Highland Cream and others are all blended scotch whiskies.

 

While some whisky purists insist that blending kills the original taste of the whisky, other whisky enthusiasts reason out saying blending of the whiskies allows for mixing of many flavours for a better finished product.

What many consumers think of when they hear the word blend is, undoubtedly, a blended scotch. Blended scotches comprise a whopping 90% of the scotch category in sales.
A blended scotch is a mix of both malt whiskies as well as grain whiskies. These are sourced from several different distilleries. A blended scotch whisky is made by combining several single malts with wheat and/or corn whiskies in column stills. The globally popular and loved brands include Johnnie Walker, Dewar's, Cutty Sark, J & B, and Chivas Regal.
In my opinion, Johnnie Walker is a bit more complex and rich. Dewar’s is more on the fruity side with hints of honey, making it a bit sweeter, while Grant’s is all about boldness of fruit and spice.

The concept of Blended Scotch whisky is what brought the better quality of the golden liquid to the

masses all across the world. Blending involves mixing different kinds of whiskies where standardly

one or more, higher quality single malt whiskies are mixed with less expensive whiskies and other

ingredients to bring the final product to a low price and depending on the content of the single malt.

Many other expensive varieties are also developed. This gives an opportunity to provide better quality

liquor to the masses.

Almost all the premium brands available in the market today are blended varieties, and the most

common examples are the various types of Johnny Walker Scotch variants of Red, Black, and Blue.

Most whisky cocktails employ premium brands of Scotch blends as single malts on their own cannot

hold themselves in a cocktail, and the blends are more cocktail proof in nature. Many whisky

enthusiasts would also say that many a time the blending process adds to the taste of the whisky as

single malts on their own are limited to their own type of taste and that blending only helps enhance

the flavour.

The primary mixed Scotch I suggest individuals attempt is Chivas Regal 12 years. It is sugary, smooth and in hostile yet intriguing for the fledgling.

If Chivas 12 is outside somebody's budget, I suggest Cutty Sark, nectar, lemon meringue pie season profile that goes down simple as the perfect and cheaper alternative.

There are two possible alcohols in blended scotch. The first is made from malted barley. I’m going to assume you know about this and for the balance of the answer ignore it.

Novice whiskey fans give priority to smooth and gentler flavors. Therefore, I don't think Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 years is a decent name to begin as it is very smoky and has some cinnamon nibble that may turn them off. Dark Label is an extraordinary mix but not recommended for the amateurs.

Blended Scotch is not my favourite, although, I do like to have it sometimes. A few
of my friends are hardcore lover of blends so I drink it in their company mostly. I
have to agree, some blended Scotches do have a pretty decent taste, but other I
generally find simply boring. It is definitely a good choice for those who like to try
something new and different from their usual glass of single malt. The lovers of
Blended Scotch have surprisingly been on the rise lately.
Fun trivia- It is made from a combination of malt and grain whiskies, matured for at
least three years in oak and that’s the easy bit.

 

All scotch is made in Scotland and is produced from malted barley. Malting is the process when

barley is wetted down and begins to germinate. The germination process is halted by drying the

germinated or malted barley with fire and smoke from dried peat moss. The scotch comes in two

types – Single malt and the Blended. Single malt whiskey is made from only one distillery. The

blended scotch though is totally different from single malts. They are blended to maintain a

consistent taste, color, and odor. In fact, every bottle has the same flavor and character. In

essence, blended scotches are a mix of single malts. Some blended scotch may contain up to 40

different single malts. Blended scotch is also aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 3 years.

 

 

Made in Scotland to rule the world, Blended scotch is one of my favorites and is usually saved for special

occasions with special people.

Aged in oak barrels for at least three years, blended scotch has an alcohol volume 40-94.8% and is a

great whiskey to offer to your near and dear ones.

I truly love blended scotch and save it for special occasions.