Tag Archive: blended

Jun 25

Seagram’s V.O. Canadian Whisky

Seagram’s V.O. Blended Canadian Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $10 – $20 for 750 ML Distiller: Unknown Background Call me a glutton for punishment, because this is my second review in a row on the bottom shelf of Canadian whiskies.  Last time, we checked out Canadian Club, the iconic brand that, at one point or another, could be …

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Jun 11

Canadian Club Whisky – Review

Canadian Club Whisky

Canadian Club Blended Canadian Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $10 – $20 for 750 ML Distiller: Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery Background What an iconic brand.  Canadian Club may not be what you think of when you think of top-quality whisky, but there’s no doubt it has a history all its own.  While Canadian whiskies may not …

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Feb 21

Syndicate 58/6 Blended Scotch – Review

Syndicate 58/6 Premium Blended Scotch Whiskey 86 Proof Price Point: $155 – $165 for 750 ML Distiller: Unknown   Background There are plenty of tall tales being spread around the whisky industry, both state-side and overseas.  For some reason, rather than letting the whisky speak for its quality by taste, many distillers resort to including a story with …

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Jan 10

Great King Street Artist’s Blend Scotch – Review

Great King Street Artist's Blend Scotch

Great King Street Artist’s Blend Blended Scotch Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: Compass Box Whisky Co.   Background It’s no secret that Compass Box is the king of high-quality, blended Scotch whiskies.  Others may trump them in volume, but they see blending as an art, not as a …

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Oct 04

Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch – Review

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 86 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: Wiliam Grant & Sons Ltd   Background How could you not buy a whisky called Monkey Shoulder?  Especially when it has three little monkeys hanging onto the “shoulder” of the bottle?  Obviously I couldn’t resist, or you wouldn’t be reading …

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Apr 20

Royal Salute 21 Year Old Blended Scotch – Review

Royal Salute 21 Year Old Blended Scotch

Royal Salute 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $200 – $210 for 750 ML Distiller: Chivas Brothers Ltd.   Background Let’s face it, whiskey is expensive.  If you’re serious about it as a hobby, you’re going to drop some money on it.  I try to cap myself at around $70 a …

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Sep 22

Sheep Dip Blended Scotch – Review

Sheep Dip Blended Scotch

Sheep Dip Blended Scotch Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Spencerfield Spirit Co. Ltd.   Background I’m really not into blends.  Take my review of Johnnie Walker Red, for example.  I truly believe that often, you’re paying for the label not the whiskey.  Which is why when my wife …

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Apr 28

Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch – Review

Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch

Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whisky 80 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: John Walker & Sons Limited   Background It’s amazing what marketing can do.  Bad marketing can turn superior products into inferior products.  Good marketing can do just the opposite.  Of course, the ideas of “superior” and “inferior” …

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Jan 11

Scotch Lesson #3: Single Malt vs. Blends

Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch

Last time, we focused on the geography of Scotland, and how it affects the taste of the whisky in your bottle.  This time we’ll discuss the definitions, and differences between, single malt Scotch and blended Scotch. Single malt Scotch whisky is very easy to define and understand.  To be considered a single malt, the whisky …

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