DramMeister wrote:Do the distilleries sell their best malts as smw or do the blends get first call?
It really depends on the Blend on the malt on the distillery... some distilleries don't want their whisky in blends, others produce specifically for blends ...
The blend in a lot of cases is the company's bread and butter whisky and as such they do have to make sure it is of good quality. I'm talking about well known like teachers. With the likes of JW Blue I would imagine that it would have precedence over a lot of malts.
But then you have the tartan blends as I call them which are really for the tourist trade and I'd say that this stuff is not far from the dreggs