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

Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
89 points
Gold color. Aromas of buttered apple cake, caramel, banana-oat cakes, clover blossom, and heather with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length lemon cordial, cinnamon, toasted nuts, and cacao nibs finish. A rich and chewy malt that will be delicious in all manner of cocktails from highballs to Rob Roys.
Awards: 2019 World Cocktail Championships - 4th Place Highball Whisky
89 points $34.99
Copper Dog Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
88 points
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of digestive biscuit, lilac, honey, and ripe stone fruit with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, compelling, medium-length finish with overtones of mixed roasted nuts. A nutty and satisfying Scotch Whisky that could be a great weeknight standard.
ScotchMe! Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
86 points
Gold color. Aromas of digestive biscuit, honeyed melon, and bruleed banana with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-long apple pastry, prune, toffee, and caraway finish. A solid Blended malt with a very cocktail-friendly proof.