Browse our whisky database by the type of whisky. Different types of whisky often have distinct charactistics and flavours associated with them.
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Dewar's House A39
Blended - Scotland - 58.90% 7 Perfect for a dreich November day.
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Seems restrained at first, but needs time to open up, at which point it becomes quite loqacious.
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 7 Quite ordinary. Surprisingly firey for the strength. Lacks delicacy.
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% Slightly understated and therefore needs time to be worked at by the drinker.
Dewar's White Label
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 6 Decisive, cleansing and refreshing. A civilised apéritif before oysters Rockefeller and a New York strip steak.
Dewar's White Label
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% Very good balance, as well as having the vibrancy you want in this type of blend.
Dewar's White Label Scratched Cask
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 A little heavy on the oak on the palate but it's a pleasant quaffing blend.
Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Ltd Smokin'
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A well-balanced dram.
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Creates the illusion of being massively more malty than it really is. Very good extraction of flavours from the wood seems to be the secret (or part of it). I am in awe of the dexterity of the blender...
Famous Grouse 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% A big-boned dram for those markets who want things sweet.
Famous Grouse Cask Strength
Blended - Scotland - 56.00% 8 Like the regular Grouse, it tastes maltier and bigger than it really is. An excellent justification of cask strength.
Famous Grouse Celebratory Blend
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A decent addition to the Famous Grouse flight.
Famous Grouse Finest
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 A beautifully mingled aromatic palette. But this whisky would have delivered more character if bottled at a higher strength.
Famous Grouse Gold Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 8 A superb job of blending. When I tasted this whisky on its own, I thought it was good, but not especially distinctive. Tasted among its competitors, it was one of the standouts.
Famous Grouse Islay Cask Finish
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 8 To reconcile the style of the regular Grouse with Islay is an achievement, but a dubious one. Grouse has a powerful franchise, but Highland already has an Islay-accented blend in the excellent Black B...
Famous Grouse Port Wood Finish
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Port wood can add toffeeish and spicy flavours, rounding out a whisky without adding an obvious wine flavour. That is what happens here.
Famous Grouse Scottish Oak
Blended - Scotland - 45.00% 7 Seamlessly put together. Best drunk neat.
Formidable Jock 8 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 6 Smooth and pleasant.
Formidable Jock Blended Scotch Whisky
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 5 Overwhelmed by sugary sweetness.
Fort Glen The Blender's Reserve 12 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Perfectly OK, but a bit whisky by numbers.
Fort Glen The Distiller's Reserve
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Hard nose and lacking in individuality.
Frisky Whisky Milroy's
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 Frisky to say the least! The palate is much more talkative and pleasant than the nose. Would be great in a granite with strawberries.
Glen Grant Five Decades
Blended - Scotland - 46.00% 8 ?Sweet and a little artificial in places, but not without merit.
Gordon & MacPhail Glen Calder
Blended - Scotland - 40.00% 7 On the sweet side, although the finish brings out a more assertive note. A good winter warmer.
Grant's 8 Years Old
Blended - Scotland - 43.00% 8 Another blend where the nose offers a lot more than the palate.