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Grand Macnish

Grand Macnish
"Black" Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99
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Grand Macnish
"Black" Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
Brilliant golden amber color. Roasted, smoky aromas and flavors of peat, bbq pork, caramelized fruits, and pipe tobacco with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long finish conveying touches of smoked nuts, white cigar ash, honey pastry, and iodine and gauze finish. An impressively smoky and well articulated blend that is sure to please fans of Islay.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Smoky, Spicy & Rich
Aroma Aroma: peat, bbq pork, caramelized fruits, and pipe tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of smoked nuts, white cigar ash, honey pastry, and iodine and gauze
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Penicillin, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An impressively smoky and well articulated blend that is sure to please fans of Islay.

The Importer

M. S. Walker

The Importer
20 Third Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
USA
1 617-776-6700

Blended Scotch

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Serve in a Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass
Blended Scotch whiskies require a mix of dozens of different malt whiskies to be combined with grain whisky in order to create the desired blend. The individual percentages of each malt whisky may be small, but each contributes its unique character to the blend. A blender will thus need to buy or produce a large amount of different malt whiskies in order to maintain the consistency of the blend. Thus, for a malt whisky distillery, the single malt may get all of the glory, but the blends ultimately pay the bills.