About Blended Whisky

About Blended Whisky
There are two ways to define Blended Whisky.

An American Blended Whisky must contain a minimum of 20% straight whiskey, but the rest of the blend can be comprised of any category of whiskey and/or neutral grain spirit.

In Blended Whisky from Scotland, Ireland, or Japan, the product must be comprised of both single malt and single grain whiskies. Scotch and Irish Blended Whisky must be aged for a minimum of three years, and Irish Whisky alone can include pot still in its blend.

Top Picks for Blended Whisky

Bond Seven Australian Blended Whisky
88 points
Best Buy
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of baked peach, pear, honey, licorice, and coriander seed with a satiny, soft, dryish thin body and a layered, medium-long finish displaying notes of candied peanut, toasted oats and banana creme. A Highland-esque Whisky with big appeal.
88 points $17 Best Buy
Hatozaki Small Batch Blended Whisky
87 points
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of underripe apricot, basil, and oatmeal cookie with a glycerous, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length honey-butter biscuit, green tea, pressed flowers, toffee, and dark chocolate finish. Rich honey-like sweetness and biscuit flavors make this an easy-to-drink blended whisky that is perfect for highballs.
87 points $58.99
Hatozaki Blended Whisky
86 points
Pale straw green color. Aromas of toasted rice, butter, orange zest, autumn leaves, and toffee with a velvety, crisp, off-dry light body and a warming, interesting, medium-length honey, heather, candied pear, and tonka bean finish. A round, delicate whisky with a nectar-like sweetness and wide appeal.
86 points $38.99
Grand Royal Smooth Whisky
84 points
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Grainy aromas of banana bread batter, kasha, ginger, leather conditioner, and cherry with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, brisk caramel, steel cut oats, and brown sugar frosting finish. A fruity, creamy Whisky for cocktails.
84 points $3 Best Buy