Thursday, 03 March 2016 17:05
Two Modern Blends
Time to take a break from all that rich old style whisky and have a look at the modern day offerings. The meteoric rise of single malt whiskies (some NAS, some with age but with high prices) has led to a mad inflation of prices for whiskies in general. It seems that in this respect, the last bastion of affordable, quality whisky might well be the blend, the big brother (in terms of total volume of whisky sold) who has seemed to be cast aside by those who feel the single malt is a more cultured choice.
There are, however, big champions of blends who have sought to increase its status and change its image in the whisky-drinking world's view. The idea that a blend can be made up of great components, stitched together by skilled hands is something that they have trumpted. After all, isn't it possible that if you skillfully blend a few good whiskies together, the sum might be much better than the individual parts? To put this to the test, let's try a couple of blends, The Exclusive Blend 35YO and This is Not a Luxury Whisky.