Blended Whisky

Blended Whisky is the product of a marriage of single malt whiskies and single grain whiskies. Single malts are made from malted barley in copper pot stills and are complex, fullsome and often display good weight and texture on the palate. Single grain whiskies on the other hand are made from alternative grains such as wheat, rye, corn and maize. They are distilled through a column still which creates a much purer, higher alcohol distillate which - when legally mature at a minimum of 3 years aging in oak casks - can be mixed with malt whiskies to create a blended whisky. Grain whisky is lighter, slightly oily and often sweet. It provides the base and backbone of many blends. The addition of malt whiskies provide substance, body and nuance to the flavours and characteristics of the blend. The practice has been going on since the 19th century in Scotland and still accounts for around 90% of all Scotch Whisky sold around the world today. Blends range from very basic, affordable and simple products - ideal for mixing or sipping over ice. To longer aged, more complex and artisanal bottlings which should be afforded the same reverence and respect as a fine singe malt. Here at Whisky Online we stock both varieties and many inbetween; you’ll find them all listed here in this section.

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