About Blended Malt Scotch

About Blended Malt Scotch
A blended malt Scotch is not a blend from one distillery, but rather a Scotch whisky made from different single malt whiskies made by several distilleries. The difference between a blended Scotch whisky and a blended malt Scotch whisky is that the former has grains other than malted barley, while a single malt, as per the name, is produced solely from this one grain.

There are various production methods as far as aging with the blended malt Scotch whiskies and various levels of quality, with some produced for mixing with soda or in elegant cocktails, while the finest are meant for sipping in a small snifter. Most of them, given their heritage, have a smoky, peaty character with notes of honey, roasted nuts and a touch of pepper and other spices.

Top Picks for Blended Malt Scotch

Naked Grouse Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
88 points
Golden amber color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark toasted biscuit, manuca honey, macadamia nut, toasted oats, and apple with a round, bright, dryish medium body and a seamless, buoyant doughy potato bread, baked apples, dried moss, and burned sugar finish. A roasty blended malt for everyday sipping.
88 points $34.99
Shackleton Blended Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
85 points
Clear amber color. Aromas of cinnamon rooibos tea, clover flower and sliced apples, honey, and wet grain with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, medium-length caramelized plum, tobacco and milk chocolate, lush field after the rain, and fruit cake finish. A rock-solid blended malt scotch that will make a super-satisfying highball.
85 points $34.99