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Issue 43 - A-Z of the world's best blends

Whisky Magazine Issue 43
October 2004


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A-Z of the world's best blends

Ailsa Craig
Company: A Dewar Rattray
Age: none
ABV: 40%
Territories: NA
Description: smoky but has a unique and unusual taste created by the harsh grain and the oily and interesting malt content

The Antiquary 21 Years
Age: 21 years
ABV: 43%
Territories: Worldwide
Description: rich, fruity and warming with hints of peat and sherry

Auld Lang Syne
Company: Langs
Age: none
Territories: various but particularly the Far East
Description: clean and reasonably well balanced blend if unexceptional

Company: Compass Box
Age: none
ABV: 40%
Territories: United Kingdom and Europe
Description: a blended Scotch made of 50 per cent malt whisky and 50 per cent grain whisky described as “soft, sweet, malty tasting whisky for everyday use and for all sorts of occasions”

The Baillie Nicol Jarvie
Company: Glenmorangie
Age: Six years
ABV: 40%
Description: the only blend to contain Glenmorangie malts and all the better for it. Young and zingy with lots of fruit and a nice balance of oak

Ballantine's Finest
Company: Allied Domecq
Age: None
ABV: 40%
Territories: Europe and America
Description: contains 50 malts and is described as very smooth and rounded with chocolate and apple notes

Ballantine's Gold Seal 12
Company: Allied Domecq
Age: 12 years
ABV: 40%
Territories: Worldwide
Description: gentle smoke, smooth fruit, and easy to drink body

Balantine's 17
Company: Allied Domecq
Age: 17 years
ABV: 43%
Territories: Japan and the Far East
Description: ...

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