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From The Top 5 What Is The Best Blended Whisky?

 
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Given your experience of the quality malt whiskies, which blended whisky would be your whisky of choice out of these :?:
Bells
9%
 9%  [ 9 ]
Famous Grouse
19%
 19%  [ 18 ]
Grants
33%
 33%  [ 31 ]
Teachers
30%
 30%  [ 28 ]
Whyte & Mackay
6%
 6%  [ 6 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:06 am    Post subject: From The Top 5 What Is The Best Blended Whisky? Reply with quote

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.

Personally my choice would be Grants
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good idea for a poll James, I am sure most of us developed our taste for whisky starting with these 5 whiskies.

Personally my choice of blended whisky from this 5 is Teachers with its touch of smoke with Grants a close 2nd..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whisky Dog wrote:
A good idea for a poll James, I am sure most of us developed our taste for whisky starting with these 5 whiskies.

Personally my choice of blended whisky from this 5 is Teachers with its touch of smoke with Grants a close 2nd..
Teachers would be my 2nd choice.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grants is the blended whisky i always have in the cupboard.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

William wrote:
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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Laughing



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing I like about Famous Grouse are the variations of expressions such as the Black Grouse Alpha and particularly the Famous Jubilee Edition commemorating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But that is problem, none of them are very good and would not be in my top 5 or even on a list of blends to look out for.
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