Ganga wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong here but don't blends generally have a grain alcohol as a component which is much cheaper than the malts? If I recall correctly some 50-70% is grain instead of malt.
Elagabalus wrote:I look at SMS and blends in a different light.
A SMS is 24k gold.
A premium luxury blend is 18k gold.
A premium blend is 14k gold.
A standard blend is 10k gold.
Iain wrote:I wonder if some premium and "super premium" etc blends with "big" age statements (Royal Salute, etc) contain a blend of mostly malt and very little grain whisky? I know some grain whisky is long-aged in decent casks, but is that common practice?