Scotch Whisky is made by the distillation in Pot Stills of cereals, water and yeast. To qualify as a scotch the spirit must be made from malted Barley, with many scotches using nothing more than barley, water and yeast. A Blended Scotch Whisky is a blend of a number of distillates. The wide range of single whiskies available in Scotland ensures the continued high quality and consistency of brands of blended Scotch Whisky. The spirit must also be aged in oak casks for no less than three years and you cannot call your drink Scotch unless it was made 100% in Scotland.
The heritage of Ballantine’s Scotch whisky can be traced back to the year 1827, when George Ballantine set up a small grocery store in Edinburgh and began supplying a selected range of Scotch whiskies. He let his son take over while he set up an establishment in Glasgow that did feature his own blends. Within his lifetime he was supplying the Royal Family.
Ballantine’s Scotch 12 year old is a premium blend revealing mellowness and complexity. It is produced by selecting and combining over 40 malt and grain whiskies aged 12 years and over. The heritage of Ballantine’s Scotch whisky can be traced back to 1827, when farmer’s son George Ballantine set up a small grocery store in Edinburgh.
Buchanan’s Scotch 12 year old is established as a whisky of uncommon quality and strong tradition. It is created using traditional skills and methods of distilling perfected over centuries. It’s quality is still measured according to the uncompromising standards set by Sir James Buchanan. Stunningly soft texture, enormously fruity with some firm grain through the middle and then spice.
Embrace a luxury like no other with a refined glass of Buchanan’s Select 15 Year Old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. A delicious harmony of toffee-sweetness and deep, fruity notes, our golden amber whisky incorporates additional waves of smoky barbecue heat ending in a delightfully drying finish. This unique spirit is exclusively composed of some of the finest Single Malt Scotch Whiskies from the heart of Scotland, resulting in a harmonious blend with a real depth of flavor and character worthy of its minimum 15-year maturation.
Chivas Regal Scotch 12 Year, the world’s first luxury whisky, has unveiled a contemporary new design for its 12 Year Old expression that reinforces the craftsmanship, luxury and heritage of this iconic Scotch whisky. The Chivas Brothers started as grocers in Aberdeen Scotland, then became purveyors of fine food stuffs and liquor. Chivas is considered to be a timeless classic, renowned for style, substance and exclusivity.
Chivas Regal Scotch 25 year Old is carefully crafted by Master Blender Colin Scott, who has employed the same traditions and techniques used by his predecessor, the legendary Charles Howard. The blend harks back to the first ever Chivas Regal blend, which was also a 25-year-old Scotch, first shipped from Aberdeen to New York in 1909. The whisky will be produced in limited quantities only, and each bottled will be individually numbered. The brand extension had its launch in New York on 28 September at an event attended by a variety of Hollywood and Bollywood film stars.
Clan MacGregor Scotch is a reassuringly high quality yet affordable Scotch whisky, proudly carrying the Clan MacGregor badge and motto, and with his kind permission, the personal crest of the 24th Clan Chief, Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor. A high quality, light and fragrant whisky with a well-balanced, smooth, mellow taste.
Compass Box Flaming Heart Limited Release Blended Malt is a whisky that combines Highland single malt whiskies aged on the highest quality, new French oak, with a heavy-peated Islay single malt. And for the first time, they add to this edition of Flaming Heart a small portion of whiskies aged in sherry casks, providing added layers of richness and complexity. In the melodramatic parlance of a rock lyric, it is a whisky born of fire, yet one with a big heart. Share and enjoy.
Compass Box Oak Cross Scotch Whiskey is made entirely of Highland single malt whiskies from the villages of Brora, Carron and Alness. A blend of three different single malts. Its name derives from the fact that the whisky is aged in American oak bodies with French Oak heads (a cross of both oaks). There’s no age statement, but the whiskies are all older than ten years. This is a gentle, subtly complex, somewhat lithe, easy drinking whisky (and with less oak spice than its predecessor, The Spice Tree). A very versatile whisky.
Compass Box Spicetree Scotch Whiskey is made from 100% malt whisky sourced from the Northern Highland distilleries. This blended Scotch goes through primary maturation in a mix of first-fill and re-fill American oak, and then a secondary maturation in barrels with heavily toasted new French oak heads. Notes of sticky toffee, vanilla fudge, bramble, and red currant give way to oak resin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and subtle lemongrass. A tactile, somewhat resinous, polished leather finish wraps it up.
Cutty Sark Scotch is naturally pale gold in color with a fresh, fragrant aroma, supported by hints of vanilla and oak. Notably, it has a long, clean, fruity aftertaste, one which sets it apart from its competitors. The Cutty Sark blend is left in oak casks for up to 6 months before bottling. This allows the malts & grains to ‘marry’ properly, so delivering a round, fuller ‘mouth-feel’.
Dewar’s Special Reserve Scotch 12 yr is a perfectly balanced marriage of carefully selected 12 year old malt and grain Scotch whiskies, created by DEWAR’S sixth Master Blender, Tom Aitken. This perfectly balanced taste is achieved through the marrying process, originally pioneered by their first Master Blender, A J Cameron.
The Famous Grouse is named after the Red Grouse, Scotland’s national game bird. The blend is crafted from the finest malt whiskies, such as The Macallan and Highland Park, married with exceptional grain whiskies, for the smoothest possible taste. Full-golden, clear and bright. Full aroma, well-balanced oak with a hint of citrus orange. Medium body; rich, full, slightly sweet flavor with Speyside fruitiness. Long, clean and medium dry finish.
The Famous Grouse Scotch The Black Grouse, born out of a marriage of The Famous Grouse with Islay malt whiskies, is a breed apart. The smoky influence of the peated malts is balanced by the trademark smoothness of The Famous Grouse to create underlying hints of cocoa and spice.