What is Blended Scotch?

Blended Scotch is a mix of different whiskies, combined to create a consistent flavour. It’s the product of careful blending – a skill considered to be both an art and a science. Our Master Blenders require in-depth expertise of all whisky types so they can uphold the Johnnie Walker reputation for excellence that stretches back nearly two centuries – to the very first blends created by John Walker himself.

How is Blended Scotch Made?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SINGLE MALT WHISKY AND BLENDED SCOTCH?

When making a Blended Scotch, the intention is to create a liquid that combines different types of whisky to produce a smooth, unique flavour. The result of this, is a versatile whisky that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. When making a Single Malt Whisky, the intention is to create something more singular, and typical of a single distillery’s style.

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Comparing the two different kinds doesn’t really make sense – they’re not meant to be the same. In order to be called Scotch, whiskies must be matured in Scotland so with any Scotch whisky, you know that there’s a minimum standard of quality which ensures that whilst the flavours might be different – they’re never compromised.

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The art of Blending

Yet the creation of an exceptional blend requires something more than just a comprehensive knowledge of the landscape – something that elevates it to an experience greater than the sum of its parts. It requires passion, creativity and vision – all of which Jim Beveridge and our small team of expert blenders have in abundance. Their dedication to their craft enables them to build structure, form and meaning into every sip, like artists composing a masterpiece.

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And more than that – they’re able to reproduce that same quality and flavour, time and again, so that the standard of the whisky experience never deviates. With one eye on the past and the other on the future, our team continues to create the much loved whiskies of today, while continually exploring, testing and formulating new varieties.