Given your experience of the quality malt whiskies, which blended whisky would be your whisky of choice out of these :?:
[ 9 ]
[ 18 ]
[ 31 ]
[ 27 ]
Whyte & Mackay
[ 6 ]
Total Votes : 91
James T Master Of Malts
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Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:06 am Post subject: From The Top 5 What Is The Best Blended Whisky?
As someone who was raised on blended whisky many years ago before stepping up to single malt whiskies I wondered what your blended whisky of choice is. What brought it to mind is that I noticed that the annual battle for sales has begun in the big supermarkets amongst the top selling blended whiskies with a few now available for £15 for a 1 litre bottle. What would be your choice from the entry level top selling blended whiskies.
Great idea for a poll Jim, it will be interesting to see how it pans out as i would think all whisky drinkers have tried all of these. _________________ There's no bad whisky. Just good whisky and better whisky.
Great idea for a poll Jim, it will be interesting to see how it pans out as i would think all whisky drinkers have tried all of these.
Funny, and I was just about to say I haven't had any of these! I guess my route towards appreciating single malts was a bit unusual since I didn't really drink whisky at all until a friend introduced me to Laphroaig and Talisker, and for a few years they were the only whiskies I drank until I started exploring other malts.
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Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:39 pm Post subject:
I'm with you, I know what goes into them so I'd chose grants, but I've only had it once and the others I've not. I went straight into malts too, and the only blends I drink are the good ones, ie none of these
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W.C. Fields (1880-1946)
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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:20 am Post subject:
Why are these the only 5 to choose from because they are all pretty dire to be honest?
Apologies for my plain speaking but in the main they are caramalised crap the Whyte & Mackay being the chief culprit.
I have just opened a Buchanan`s 12 year from Portugal 43.28% from the early 80`s and I would not swap it for those 5 together
Is the vote just limited to what is readily available in supermarkets?
Old Teacher`s is very different from what they are doing today IMHO. _________________ Pour me a glass please.
The way I read it is this poll wasn't to do with what these blends may have tasted like in the past but about your choice of the top 5 best selling entry level blends today (or 2014 when the pole was posted).
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