Perfected through trial and error, and created by mixing together some of the best spirits produced all over the world, the development of blended whisky is an art so beautifully expressed in a bottle.
Some of the world’s most popular and sought after Scotch Whisky, Irish Whisky, and Japanese Whisky brands by Whisky connoisseurs and recreational drinkers are blended whisky brands. Equally popular across countries as single malts, these are some of the world’s best blended whisky brands that are the product of labor of many a Master Blenders in distilleries all over the world.
As iconic as it is popular, Chivas Regal is one of the world’s most awarded, best-selling, and revered blended whisky brands. They are also creators of the world’s first luxury Scotch whiskies. Some of their rare and antique blends are among the most expensive and the best blended whisky in the world such as the Chivas Regal 12 year old, the Chivas Ultis and the Chivas Extra.
Developed through a blend of more than 25 to 30 Scotch whiskies, this eponymous brand was named after a Scottish legend that states ‘When one tastes a good whisky, they can hear a piper play. But when one tastes a truly exceptional whisky, they can hear a 100 Pipers play. Two variants of the 100 Pipers are 100 Pipers whisky and 100 Pipers 12 year old.
The Jameson Irish Whiskey is not only one of the world’s best blended whiskey brands, but is also the bestselling Irish Whiskey in the world. A superior blend of single pot and grain whiskey, Jameson excels both in terms of success and quality.
Another spectacular Whisky that can lay the claim towards being one of the best blended whisky in the world, Ballantine’s offers a vibrant range of aged blended whisky. It has been one of the most enduring brands in the history of whisky making. The Ballantine’s Finest, Ballantine’s 17 Years, and the Ballantine’s 21-Years are some of their most impressive expressions.
This Scotch whisky brand is a very popular brand of blended Scotch whisky, and their unique labelled variants make it one of the most easily recognized global brands. Red Label, Black Label and Green Label are some of Johnnie Walker’s most priced expressions.
Named after the infamous Irish street gang in 18th century America, this exquisite blend of grain and malt whiskies was created for Dublin based Dublin Liberties distillery by master distiller, Darryl McNally.
Hibiki Blender’s Choice
The Hibiki Blender’s Choice is a premium blend of rigorously selected and carefully blended vintage malts from the house of Suntory, one of Japan’s oldest whisky making organizations.
Togouchi Whisky 8 Years
An 8-year-old blend of grain spirits, the Togouchi 8-year-old is matured through temperature control inside two different cellars, one situated inside a tunnel with a perpetual 15-degree temperature, and another with a slightly higher temperature.
Nikka From The Barrel
One of Japan’s leading whisky distillers, Nikka from The Barrel is the company’s presentation of beautifully mixed product of their Pure Malt and Single Grain whiskies developed at their distilleries in Yoichi and Miyagiyo.
Crown Royal Canadian Whisky
Introduced in 1939, Crown Royal whisky has consistently been one of Canada’s leading whiskies since it was made available outside Canada in 1964. The brand claims to have developed the first sample of the whisky by blending together 50 source whiskies in order to commemorate King George VI and Queen Elizabeth’s first visit to Canada.
These are some of the most desired and loved blended whisky brands in the world.