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Blended Malt Whisky

A blended malt whisky is simply a whisky which has been made by combining two or more single malt whiskies together.

 

Take a dash of Talisker add it to a slosh of Glenfiddich and, Voila! You have your very own blended malt whisky. As you might expect putting these blended malts together takes a little bit more thought and precision than that but it gives you the general idea on what they are and how they can be made.

 

For a long time this category was known as 'Vatted Malts' and it was only recently that the SWA (Scotch Whisky Association) legally defined it as 'blended malts'. 'Vatting' is the verb for combining different casks of whisky together so many people, including producers of whisky, were not particularly taken by this change at first. The boutique whisky maker Compass Box, in particular, had a strong affection for the term and on the very last day the it could be used on a bottle of whisky (Nov. 22nd 2011) they released a bottling called 'The Last Vatted Malt'.

 

Although less common than single malt whisky or traditional blended whisky there are a number of notable blended malts that you may recognise - Monkey Shoulder, Big Peat and Johnnie Walker Green label being among them. Blended malt whiskies combine the easy drinking nature of standard blends with the complex flavours of single malts which gives the drinker the best of both worlds.

 

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The talented team behind Berry Brother's and Rudd have turned their hand to crafting this very intriguing blended malt made from single malts all crafted on the Isle of Islay.
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Berry Brothers and Rudd
£31.95
You don't have to dry your barley with peat to add a smoky character to your whisky.
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Berry Brothers and Rudd
£31.95
A blend of sherry cask single malts specially selected by the team at Berry Brother's and Rudd.
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Berry Brothers and Rudd

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NOW £27.95

In case you couldn't guess it from the label, this whisky is a teaspooned malt whisky, meaning it is almost entirely made from just one distillery (in this case from a Speyside distillery) except it h ...
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Blended Malt #1
£64.95
A miniature bottle of a Murray McDavid single cask release. 'Burn Taobh' is Gaelic for 'side of the burn', so knowledgeable whisky drinkers may know which famous Dufftown Speyside malt has been 'teasp ...
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Burn Taobh
£14.95
Burn Taobh (pronounced bern toov) translates from Gaelic as 'the side of the burn' which suggests this is a 26 year old famous Dufftown single malt 'teaspooned' by its also famous sibling distillery.
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Burn Taobh
£102.95
A vatting of two refill hogsheads, filled in 2014. A lovely example of the fruity notes and citrus notes that a young malt can have.
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The first ever blended malt to be created from the house of Chivas. A complex and fresh whisky from some of the very best distilleries in Speyside.
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Chivas Regal
£164.95
This elegant gift pack contains three miniatures of blended malts- The Peat Monster, The Spice Tree and The Spaniard serving as a perfect introduction to the artisan whiskymakers Compass Box.
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If you've never had the chance to visit the famed Craigellachie Hotel then we'd suggest trying to rectify that - they've one of the best whisky selections in Scotland.
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Copper Dog
£31.95
A single cask bottled by Adelphi of a blended malt sourced from distilleries located in Dufftown.
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Distilled in Dufftown
£137.95
This is a lightly peated blended malt, containing whiskies between 8 and 11 years old.
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This 10 year old blended malt is a vatting of several Oloroso sherry cask aged single malt whiskies.
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Like you whiskies full of smoke and also packing a hefty punch? Then look no further.
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Elements of Islay
£37.95
This favourite from Compass Box is now in its sixth edition, and it still maintains all the big chracteristics that have won it so many fans over the years.
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Flaming Heart
£121.95
A bold and bracing blended malt from the Islay Boys. Unlike their other Flatnose release, this bottling is made with 100% malt whisky and boats notes of honey and citrus to compliment the light peat r ...
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Flatnose
£38.95
Originally released by William Grant & Sons in 2015, this is a blended malt comprised of two closed lowland distilleries, one being William Grant's own Ladyburn distillery and the other Inverleven ...
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Ghosted Reserve

WAS £275.00

NOW £250.00

Bottled by Holyrood Distillery under the name Holyrood Spirits Merchants, this is their Spicy blended malt using Oloroso sherry matured whiskies to deliver a dram full of citrus, ginger, and cloves.
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Holyrood
£39.50
A blended malt bottled by Holyrood Spirit Merchants using malt whiskies from the Campbeltown region and delivering a fruity dram with pears, apples and lemon characters.
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To help bide the time while we wait for Holyrood's single malt whisky to mature, they have released a series of flavour led whiskies to approximate what their own product might taste like.
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Holyrood
£39.50
The Green Label edition of Johnnie Walker was originally created as a special release, but is now a permanent part of the range, due to the serious popularity of the blended malt.
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A vatting of 'a truly iconic and celebrated Speyside single malt whisky' with a drop of another premium Speyside malt matured for over a quarter of a century in American oak casks before being finishe ...
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  As part of training for their 2019 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, Ewan, Jamie & Lachlan Maclean rowed up the West Coast of Scotland, ‘pillaging’ whisky from distilleries as ...
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The MacNair's brand has been revived by Glenallachie owner Billy Walker. Lum Reek is a blended malt of peated Islay and Speyside whiskies.
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MacNairs
£41.95
This is oldest expression of Lum Reek series made by Glenallachie owner Billy Walker.
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MacNairs
£122.95
The MacNair's brand has been revived by Glenallachie owner Billy Walker. The Lum Reek 12 Year Old is a blended malt of peated Islay and Speyside whiskies.
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MacNairs
£48.95
A miniature of this outstanding vatting of 80% Bowmore and 20% Laphroaig which spent 27 years in a sherry butt as part of Murray McDavid's range that celebrates the Art of Maturation.
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Malts of Islay Alainn
£19.95
This young Islay blended malt from Murray McDavid contains Laphroaig and Caol Ila, and unpeated Bunnahabhain which were matured in three different casks: sherry butt, wine barrique and bourbon barrel.
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Malts of Islay Trom
£52.95
Created by the William Grant family, Monkey Shoulder is a blend of Glenfiddich, Balvenie & Kininvie Single Malt whiskies.
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Monkey Shoulder
£30.95
Named after a small island in the Shetlands, Muckle Flugga's Single Malt bottling is a secret Speyside whisky that has been matured in first-fill sherry casks.
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Muckle Flugga
£39.95
A blended malt release in Compass Box's new Myths & Legends series, this combines some whisky previously used in II (Glen Elgin) along with casks from Caol Ila and Highland Park to provide an addi ...
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Myths & Legends III
£134.95
Oily, and fruity, with big rich caramel notes, this North Star Campbeltown Blended malts is a lovely whisky to show the quality of the whiskies from Campbeltown.
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Created using 5 Highland Malts, that have been matured in a mixture of Bourbon casks, American oak casks, and bespoke casks made up of French and American oak.
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Oak Cross
£44.95
These intriguing releases from Old Perth are gathering a cult following. This 1994 vintage has been fully matured in a first fill sherry butt, and we felt it had a very 'old fashioned' feel about it, ...
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Old Perth
£149.95
This rich and smoky blended malt whisky from Wemyss Malts contains malts from over ten distilleries (not only from Islay!) that makes Peat Chimney an interesting smoky and spicy character.
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Peat Chimney
£37.95
Always the innovator, Compass Box have combined an eclectic range of malt whiskies that should have never worked together to make this truly unique dram.
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Phenomenology
£149.95
A collection of five miniatures from Douglas Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts, showcasing the various whisky characters from across Scotland.
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Remarkable Regional Malts
£29.95
Rock Island contains a true pearl of the Scottish islands. Un-coloured, unchillfiltered and bottled at 46.
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Rock Island
£37.95
This is the older version of Douglas Laing's Island blended malt, featuring distilleries from the likes of Arran, Jura, Islay and Orkney.
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Rock Oyster
£89.95
Ever since the discovery of a small batch of whisky left by the famed Ernest Shackleton on one of his abandoned explorations, Whyte and MacKay have attempted to recreate it.
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Shackleton
£34.95
A small batch blended malt whisky made by the folks at Sheltand Reel. They have selected casks from around Scotland and blended them together at cask strength before dilution with Unst water to 47%.
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Shetland Reel
£44.95
A blended malt of whiskies from Speyside bottled by Gleann Mor in their Rare Find series.
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A blended malt from a selection of Speyside distilleries matured in sherry casks, the youngest component being 18 years old.
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This sweet, spicy blended malt from Wemyss contains whiskies from over ten distilleries across Scotland that give its a great Highland-style character.
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Spice King
£37.95
A blended malt using whiskies from both Scotland and England, named after the historical 'Border Reivers' who donned Steel Bonnets for protection.
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Steel Bonnets
£55.00
From the Edinburgh Whisky company comes the first in their New Town Blends series.
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The Advocates
£34.95
A very interesting release this one as it's made up of whisky produced in both Scotland and in India.
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This blended malt celebrates Scottish craftsmanship, being named after the skilled creation of the precursor to the golf ball - the Feathery.
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The Feathery
£39.95
Wemyss range of blended malts have won many awards since they debuted and its a testament to their quality that they are still as popular.
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The Hive
£37.95
Inspired by the bar in New York City, Compass Box's latest permanent blended malt is crafted around whiskies specifically matured in Spanish sherry and Spanish red wine casks.
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The Story of the Spaniard
£51.95
The second edition of the unique blended malt whisky bottled by Adelphi as a tribute to Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James VI.
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The Winter Queen II
£199.95

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