About Blended Scotch

About Blended Scotch
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.

Top Picks for Blended Scotch

Chivas Regal 12 Year Blended Scotch Whisky
91 points
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of black tea with biscuits, ripe strawberry, prune, lemon custard, lavender, and nutty wheat germ with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish that shows accents of toasted pound cake, spiced frosting, and mocha finish. A palate-pleasing blended Scotch that offers notes of delicate spices and chewy toast.
Awards: 2019 World Cocktail Championships - 2nd Place Highball Whisky
Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky
90 points
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of apricots in syrup, southern biscuit, toffee-coated nuts, and creme brulee with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish revealing notes of maple and hint of peat finish. A rich and roasty blended Scotch whisky that’s easy to love; sip or mix.
Kirkland Signature 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
89 points
$34
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of kasha, baked peaches, and hints of bubble gum with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish evoking notes of honey on pears and toasted black bread. A mild Blended Scotch Whisky with a nice balance of fruity and chewy grain characters.
John Barr Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky
89 points
$19
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of charred toast, dates, grilled corn, and hints of flamed orange with a lean, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish that presents notes of caraway rye and minerals. A hearty, smoky Blended Scotch for mixing.
89 points $19 Best Buy
Islay Mist Blended Scotch Whisky
88 points
$25.99
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of whole wheat scone, marmite, raisin bran, iodine, and dried apricot with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, engaging, medium-long finish revealing accents of heather and smoked chocolate finish. A rich and malty blended Scotch whisky with a great dose of smoky peat.
88 points $25.99
Stamford’s Blended Scotch Whisky
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas of pear toaster pastry, date cake, caramel sauce, sweet cream gelato, and banana bread with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and an effortless, brisk candied orange, caramel cookie, and coconut finish. A super drinkable blended scotch for classic highballs.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Imperial 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
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.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Duggan’s Dew Blended Scotch Whisky
87 points
$18.99
Gold color. Aromas of almond cookies, toast with honey, dried pear, and heather with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a graceful, brisk fruit and nut studded nougat finish. A mild and very drinkable blended Scotch whisky that will make great highballs.
87 points $18.99