5 Best Blended Scotch Whiskies for the money

Monkey Shoulder

Monkey shoulder scotch blended whisky
Price: $33/£25
ABV: 43%
Technically it’s blended malt, a mixture of three single malts from a famous Speyside
distilleries Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie but no grain whisky. It’ s multiple award winner and also sells for competitive price. It was design for easy drinking and it mixes incredibly well in cocktails.
Nose: Vanilla, Lemon zest, Fresh fruit
Palate: Smooth, creamy, very malty , hints of citrus and spice
Finish: Relaxed and fairly short slightly spicy finish.

Naked Grouse

Naked grouse blended scotch whisky
Price: $35/£27
ABV: 43%

This is an interesting addition to the Famous Grouse range, certainly more premium blend based around malt whisky from Highland Park and Macalland. Naked Grouse was matured in sherry casks providing a superb value for the money.

Nose: Smooth and oily with notes of cherry compote, buttered granary toast, malt, custard and peach.

Palate: Smooth on the palate with buttery Sherry notes and touches of raisins, almonds, hazelnut.

Finish: Nice lingering with a good balance of spice and fruit notes.


Mitchell's blended scotch whisky
Price: $23/£17
ABV: 40%

New signature Mitchell’s a blended whisky from Springbank’s owners. It is based on whisky from Glengyle single malt. This youthful but well constructed blend is perfect choice for the money.

Nose: Citrus, light, fruity then grainy and toasted cereal like aromas.

Palate: Lively spices with nice body and notes of vibrant barley and fruit.

Finish:  Dry long finish with some nutty and apple fruit notes

Chivas Regal 12 years

Chivas Regal blended scotch whisky
Price: $37/£28
ABV: 40%

Chivas Regal is a world-famous and one of the top selling blended Scotch whiskies in the world which was first made in the early 20th century by Chivas Brothers. Chivas Regal 12 is described as “the blend for grown-ups”. This is a superb blend in its price category, representing great value for money.

Nose: A creamy and quite aromatic buttery aromas of vanilla, toffee and dry fruits.

Palate: On the palate honey and banana custard, toffee flavours with some floral notes. 

Finish: Lightly spicy and peppery finish with some sweetness of cereal.

Johnie Walker Black label

Johnny walker black label blended scotch whisky
Price: $37/£28
ABV: 40%
One of the world’s most recognizable and the top selling Scotch whiskies in the world. It’s a blend of more than 40 different single malt whiskies using only whiskies aged for a minimum of 12 years which represents the very best from all corners of Scotland.

Nose: Soft and complex with a hint of dried fruits

Palate: Smooth and creamy palate with some spicy notes and caramel syrup sweetness

Finish: Long and sophisticated smoky finish


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