Spurred on by your words of wisdom, I've just bought my first ever blend.
It's the "Bailie Nicol Jarvie" from the Glenmorangie 'stable'. Only £13+ from my local Oddbins.
Supposedly, the sole grain is North British (whatever that is) and there's 60% malt content. These malts, which unsurprisingly include Glenmorangie, are between 8 and 17 years old - and there are only 8 of them
David Broom (in "Handbook of Whisky") gives BNJ a maximum score of 5/5. Jim Murray (in "Whisky Bible") gives the blend 93/100.
Recently I bought a bottle of C'town Loch (no age statement 5yo) and I find it delightful. It's got the lovely "pear drops" confectionary element of young malts, plus the sweet depth and coconut spice of Springbank and the pungent wet sheep peatiness of Longrow - simply brilliant. On top of all this is the bite at the back of the throat of the beautifully integrated grain! - I'm sure it will now be my standard tipple.
No age statement on the label of course - and not to confuse it with the previous C' Loch standard blend which is a 10yo. And I know you're taking the piss cos you were the one who referred to it as "no age statement" in your earlier post .
PS: From how you describe the BNJ vs the C' Loch (There's a complexity and richness to it, and the flavour seems "alive" vs "fairly forgettable") I'll have to be safely seated when I try the BNJ for the first time - my senses are likely to be positively overwhelmed .