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12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99
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Imperial
12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Fresh aromas of ripe pear, peony, green apple, grilled orange, and buttered almonds with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long creamy caramel, apricot jam, chocolate orange, tea with cream, black pepper, and clove finish. A delicious and mouthfilling blended scotch that is a delight to drink on its own and will also make excellent cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Complex, Fruity, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: ripe pear, peony, green apple, grilled orange, and buttered almonds
Taste Flavor: creamy caramel, apricot jam, chocolate orange, tea with cream, black pepper, and clove
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Tipperary #1, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and mouthfilling blended scotch that is a delight to drink on its own and will also make excellent cocktails.

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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.