Can you recommend a couple of blended whiskey's? Just finished a bottle of green spot and I'm looking to branch out into something new
Seems to have been this price for a while now. Was posted a couple of weeks ago. £16 for single malt is very cheap, but when the marketing is saying its for mixing, then that is all it will be good for
Well... "Single malt" isn't any statement of quality, that's a misconception. It's just a technical set of specifications which they do match so... Yes it should be called that. But thinking "blend" means anything bad is also a mistake - a blend of high quality whiskies can be even better than the sum of its parts. And even a cheap entry level blend will be much smoother and milder than some poor distillate that's been stuck in a 6th fill bourbon barrel for 3 years. Anyway I've tried this one and I'll agree it's definitely bad. You'd be much better off with ballantine's finest blended at £15.
Any single malt that claims to be "ideal for mixing" needs a body swerve. If you want to put a mixer in it why bother buying a malt.
It's not bad for this price. I found it light and quaffable with little complexity. I didn't find it harsh at all but my son did. For 16 notes you get something to sip while saving your better malts for another time.