I'm sure the purists will cringe, but a few weeks ago, we had a Benriach tasting for our whisky club. The event was awesome and there were seven different Benriachs: some were standard ones like the 16yo, 10yo peated, 21yo peated, while there were two single casks espressions and also one or two finished whiskies.
There were some empty seats with full glasses in front of them. those of us helping to clean up certainly made use of the "extra" whisky where we could, but eventually there was just a bit too much to drink (people had to be responsible because their ride was leaving or their taxi had arrived, etc... - I'm thinking about bring sample bottles with me to future tastings!).
So, in the end, we just had to empty some of the glasses. At one point I had about three or four ounces in one glass of pretty much all seven
different whiskies. Well, it seemed like a good idea to drink it and it was very tasty! I'm not sure that it was amazing by any regard, but it was certainly very very drinkable. This was the assement of pretty much everyone who tried it.
I guess the reality is that all the different whiskies still have the distillery profile and in fact, distilleries do this all the time when they make vattings, so it's not surprising that it tasted pretty decent.
Now, if we had mixed it with some Old Pulteny or something, the result might have been - um - different...
On the other hand, i probably shouldn't talk about our attempt to make the Cafe Correcto equivalent with morning tea and A'bunadh! It was pretty good and if it allows you to drink whisky in the morning, then it can't be all bad can it???