Here’s all blended whisky reviews by WhiskyRant! Whiskies blended from grain and malt whisky.

January 19, 2015

Black Velvet Blended and Reserve 8 year old reviews

Black Velvet Reserve 8 year old blended Canadian whisky More like BLUE VELVET? Black Velvet Reserve 8 year old is a strange whisky from Canada. It reminds me of the movie Blue Velvet by David Lynch. Offering few nice bits of entertainment but mainly being just annoying. All the aromas […]
January 15, 2015

Black Bottle (old bottling) review

I’m glad I got to taste the discontinued old bottling of Black Bottle. According to rumours, it has malt from almost every distillery in Islay (Kilchoman not included). And grain whisky from Speyside, Highland and Lowland. Whiskies contained in this old bottling are thought to be at least 7 years […]
January 12, 2015

The Irishman 70 review

The Irishman brand is fairly new, established in 1999. It started out as a company, which was blending and bottling Irish Coffee. In 2007 they started to bottle Irish whiskey. This Irishman 70, the Founder’s Reserve is made out of 70% single malt and 30% single pot still, created by founder […]
December 12, 2014

Chivas Regal 12 year old review

Chivas Regal, a very famous Scotch brand can trace its roots back to 1801. Strathisla, built in 1786 on the banks of the river Isla, is the distillery in the highlands of Scotland, which was bought by Chivas Brothers in 1950. Strathisla is also known for nice Speyside single malt […]
December 10, 2014

Michael Jackson Blend review

After Michael Jackson, the famous whisky and beer writer, passed away, Whisky Magazine and Doug McIvor (Berry Bros & Rudd’s spirits manager) decided to make a blend from his impressive whisky collection. The Michael Jackson blend was first available at Whisky Live London in February 2009 and part of the proceeds […]
November 7, 2014

Glen Scanlan Blended Scotch Whisky Reserve review

Whisky OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN There’s not much info about Glen Scanlan. They do have other whiskies than this 3 year old blended one. Distributed by Slaur International from France, that’s about the only info I know about this Scotch whisky. A blended whisky of malted barley and grain, this is […]
October 23, 2014

Label 5 blended whisky review

THE FRANCO-SCOTS ALLIANCE of whisky The Label 5 is a blended Scotch whisky, owned by a French company called La Martiniquaise. Malt Whisky Yearbook 2014 claimed it to be 10th overall in total whisky sales in 2012, with total of 28 million bottles shipped all over the world. Surprisingly it […]
September 5, 2014

Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 year old review

Green Label is a discontinued 15 year old blended malt by Johnnie Walker. In my opinion, the only nice whisky from them. “Drawn from the four corners of Scotland”— Talisker, Linkwood, Cragganmore and Caol Ila were being used in the Green Label. Each of the malts matured for minimum 15 years. […]
August 14, 2014

Johnnie Walker Blue Label review

The Blue Label by Johnnie Walker tries to capture some of the earliest whisky blends from the 19th century. In my opinion, most overpriced whisky there is. Cardhu distillery malts have been used as the core of this blended whisky. This is like CUTTHROAT ISLAND Johnnie Walker Blue Label is […]
June 10, 2014

Nikka Blended Whisky review

Nikka’s product range can be a bit confusing, because there’s products with similar names. Blended whisky is a good example: Nikka has The Blend and Blended Whisky – 2 different products. I actually didn’t know, which one I was getting, when ordering my dram. Well, the one I got and am reviewing […]
April 30, 2014

Nikka Black Special review

RUSH HOUR dram from Japan Nicknamed as “Bearded Black” Black Nikka Special has been in the market since 1965. A Japanese classic blend distilled in two-column Coffey stills. For a blended whisky, it was fairly drinkable, a househould dram suitable for people on the go. Nikka Black Special is a […]
April 2, 2014

Teacher’s Highland Cream review

BAD TEACHER, yet a nice blend Teacher’s Highland Cream is one of the most famous blended whiskys. Jim Murray gave it 90 points in his Whisky Bible. Over 45% of Teacher’s is single malt, with Ardmore being the main scotch in the mix. I do like Teacher’s Highland Cream. It […]
March 21, 2014

Suntory Hibiki 12 year old review

This Suntory owned Hibiki 12 year old whisky is actually a blend. I couldn’t believe it for the first time I got to taste it. Another curiosity: some of the whisky has been part-matured in Umeshu plum liqueur casks. The malts are from Suntory owned Hakushu and Yamazaki distilleries, with […]