You can blend your own whisky and make it more enjoyable. I first heard this from Ralfy’s vlog (video at the end of this text). Ever since it’s been a great way to experiment and enhance the mediocre contents of my cabinet.
Best example of making a bad/decent blended whisky a better one: Mansion House 3 year old blend is surprisingly a decent dram. It has some nice toffee notes in the otherwise harsh and watery palate. By adding cask strength, heavily peated whisky called Big Peat into my Mansion House, I got a replica of Highland Park 12 yrs. It only needed just about 1/4 of cask strength Big Peat to make it taste good. The smoke was added only with few drops.
Few ground rules in blending whisky:
Here’s the blending video by Ralfy: