Full Review

Kirkland Signature

Kirkland Signature
12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$38.99

Kirkland Signature
12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Interesting aromas of carnation, beeswax, whole wheat biscuit, and sauna stones with a supple, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long sea spray, honey, smoky peat, and candied almonds finish. A distinctive blended scotch with plenty of smoky peat and mystery.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Smoky
Aroma Aroma: carnation, beeswax, whole wheat biscuit, and sauna stones
Taste Flavor: sea spray, honey, smoky peat, and candied almonds
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Penicillin, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive blended scotch with plenty of smoky peat and mystery.

The Importer

Misa Imports

The Importer
1502 Viceroy Drive
Dallas, TX 75235
USA
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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.