Blended Scotch - Proof that people believe in Homeopathy ?
Drinkers of Scotch Whisky Blends MUST really believe in Homeopathy ! How can a blend, with often over 40 constituent whiskies (42, I think it is, for the fairly typical 'J&B Rare') retain ANY significant character of some of the more 'minor' whiskies in it (which, logic dictates, often must be less than 1% of the blend - possibly even as low as 0.5%). Its a lot like Homeopathy - when so few molecules remain after 'dilution', that no rational person can ascertain where the benefits come from.
How can one Whisky (say, a malt, from Deanston) constituting 1% of the blend, really contribute to the overall taste - or add anything to the character of that blend ? And there could be 30 or more, other similarly small contributions ! Does a blend of 42 whiskies REALLY taste that much different from one of, say 5 (if the main constituent malt still contributes a typical 20%) ?
Last edited by Triple Distilled
on Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:24 pm, edited 4 times in total.