It's not that I dislike blends....I'd just rather have a single malt anyday.
I've yet to taste a blend that knocked my socks off. I've yet to taste one that exploded with complexity, that was so rich and scrumptious, so sublime that my nose and tastebuds just reeled in respect and admiration.
And yet plenty of single malts do this for me. (To be fair, there are plenty that don't
, but - as I say - all the blends I've tried don't even come close).
It's not for want of trying, either. I've tried Johnnie Walker Red, Black, Gold & Green; Famous Grouse, Chivas Regal 12, Chivas Regal 18, Campbelltown Loch, Black Bottle 10, Teachers, Old Smuggler, McCallums Perfection, Dimple 15, 100 Pipers, The Black Douglas, White Heather, and probably 5 to 10 others that I could remember if I spent 5 minutes thinking about it.
All these blends lack any decent sparkle. They are so well rounded & balanced that nothing actually stands out and grabs your attention! I agree with the comment above that the sum is not better than the parts.
Oh, and Mr T.....bonzer has not been used in these parts for at least 25 years!!