Technically speaking, a Scotch whiskey blend is a single whiskey liquid containing a mixture of both barrel-aged malt and grain whisky, though in colloquial standards a blend can also be two or more whiskies bottled and sold as one product. In the legal sense, the technical interpretation is what defines a blended Scotch brand. Granted, in order to qualify as a a Scotch, as opposed to just a whiskey from Scotland, they must follow a number of other heavy regulations concerning creation and promotion of Scotch whisky ensures that scotch maintains its reputation as the premier alcoholic beverage of Scotland and the drink of choice for many sophisticated people around the world. 10 Best Scotch provides consumers with their ten best brands of blended scotch as determined by their scotch aficionados. While opinions will inevitably vary over which brand of scotch deserves the title "Top Blended Scotch Brand", the tasters at 10 Best Scotch will provide buyers with opinions. Ranking order is based on a wide range of qualitative and quantitative variables, including the payment of monthly listing fees to be in our directory. Learn more about our ranking process here.
#1 of 10 Top Scotch Brands of 2017 - HM the King Scotch Whiskey was born of a tradition of aging that aimed to create a beverage that would be fit to serve to a king. The royal tradition of quality behind the brand is able to be seen through in its modern day production quality. The hearty aroma of peat, spice, and wood is one that is indicative of the robust flavor palate that is provided by the drink. With a complex body and a strong finish, HM the King Scotch Whiskey has created a product that is popular all across the globe, and can make anyone feel like royalty no matter where they are.
#2 of 10 Leading Scotch Brands of 2017 - Notable for being smooth, sleek, and silken for sophisticated elegance amidst superior connoisseurs, Dewer's Signature Scotch is the preferred spirit of those who work hard and play harder. Blended to perfection with an infusion of vanilla, caramel, and spices, this scotch takes its name from generation of true creative thinkers and imaginative minds. Generations have shaped this scotch into something to be sipped and savored, as a straight, neat drink, or with your favorite cocktail. With an alcohol content of 40 percent, Dewer's Signature Scotch is one that you indulge in for flavor, fragrance, and warmth. Passion is poured into every bottle, giving the whisky a distinctive heat that warms you from throat to toes.
#3 of 10 Top Scotch Brands of 2017 - Expertly blended using the soothing aroma of honey and wild herbs, Chivas Regal Scotch Whiskey is a daring spirit for the modern connoisseur. The warm amber radiance of Chivas Regal combines the delectable flavors of hazelnut, vanilla and butterscotch with hints of honeyed apples for a flavor unlike any other scotch on the market. Carefully aged in oak caskets for a minimum of twelve years, this unique blend far surpasses the legal three year limit whiskey must mature in order to become scotch. The result is a smooth, lingering finish unrivaled in quality.
#4 of 10 Leading Scotch Brands of 2017 - This Mexican produced Scotch Whiskey is inspired by the spirit of James Buchanan, a man that the original makers thought showed all the integrity, hard work, generosity, and kindness that they wanted their brand to hold. Since the 1840s, this brand has been bringing out the best qualities in all of their spirits. The Red Seal Blended Scotch is no exception. Its unique flavor of orange citrus and chocolate is one which provides the exotic hints of South America, as well as a unique aroma and palate, and a lasting finish that will leave a lasting impression on any consumer.
#5 of 10 Top Scotch Brands of 2017 - Great King Street Artists Blend Scotch is one of the lines of whiskey made by the Compass Box Whiskey Company. It is a blended scotch. Artists Blend Scotch is made up of the following components: Lowland Grain Whiskey (fruity), Northern Highland Single Malt (malty/fruity), Northern Highland Single Malt (grassy/perfumed), and Speyside Single Malt (meaty). They also use a combination of woods to create its unique taste: First Fill American Oak (vanilla flavoring), New French Oak Finish (grilled marshmallow, coffee taste), and First Fill Sherry Butt (wine and dried fruit taste). All this comes together to form a unique taste called Great King Street Artists Blend Scotch.
#6 of 10 Leading Scotch Brands of 2017 - Johnny Walker Blue Label scotch is one that has a strong flavor profile. There is a smoky taste that lingers on the palate. However, the floral notes in the drink give it a smooth flavor as well. There are sweet spices that comprise the fragrance of the scotch and the tasting of the drink. This label originated in Scotland. This line began in 1992 and is sold in many parts of the world. The bottle has a label that matches the kind of scotch that is inside.
#7 of 10 Leading Scotch Brands of 2017 - The Grant family behind Grant’s Blended Scotch Whisky has been in the distillery business since 1866 having owned their own distillery since 1887 they are a proud name with five generations of expertise passed down. Grant’s Blended Scotch Whisky has been awarded several awards for every flavor they have entered into competition. With flavors ranging from a creamy, malty, honeyed in their Ale Cask Finish to warm, rich and fruity Grant’s has a lot to offer. Using their Girvan distillery as an independent variable, they mix other whiskeys into it to maintain a sense of stability in flavor.
#8 of 10 Top Scotch Brands of 2017 - Antiquary Blended Scotch is one that has been aged for about 21 years. Due to being aged for a longer period of time, it has a richer flavor than some other scotch brands. This brand is exclusive and is a luxury drink that is ideal for enjoying at dinner parties. There is a fresh scent when the bottle is opened. You will also notice hints of orange and lemon along with toffee. There is a spicy oak finish to the drink. On the palate, you will notice that there is a sweetness that is almost like syrup.
#9 of 10 Best Scotch Brands of 2017 - Marshal Black 12 Year Old Scotch Whiskey is crafted in a careful and traditional style, made from the finest ingredients in Scotland. Its traditional nose of peat, spices, and oak will be followed by a complex but smooth palate of similar composition. The use of grain alcohol which has been aged for a minimum of 12 years along with the minimum 12 years of aging (and some much longer aging periods) of the finished product bring out a strong and lasting finish to the scotch. The makers at Marshal certainly prove with their 12 Year Old Scotch Whiskey that this is one thing that truly does get better with age, and their finished product is certainly worth the wait.
#10 of 10 Leading Scotch Brands of 2017 - Old Parr Superior 18 YO has been blended in oak barrels. It has been distilled for 18 years. The color of the scotch is a light amber due to being in the oak barrels for several years. The thing that you will notice about the drink is the mesmerizing aroma when the bottle is opened. This drink is made with a smoky peat that aids in the intense smell as well as vanilla and fruit notes. There are flavors of raisins, dried fruits and nuts on the palate. Caramel and honey give a sweet taste to the scotch.
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