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Most of the Scotch whisky sold around the world are blended. Blended Scotch whisky is created by marrying aged malt and grain whiskeys, which should be aged for at least three years. Blending was the Scotsman's way of taming fiery malts whiskey by blending it with soft grain whisky to create a lighter, harmonious and consistent whiskey taste. This blending has evolved to today's popular blended whiskey, which is more subtle and refined and is the heartbeat of the whiskey industry expressing the art of blending. The malt and grains are married to bring out their different characteristics, producing balanced, consistent, and complex whisky. Today there are unique blended Scotch whiskey brands that have been developed to fit the market demand and to please everyone's palate.
The process of marrying malt and grain whiskey to a single blend is not easy. It requires high skills, experience, a high level of intuition, and palate memory from the master blender. Usually, the master blender has a lot of single malt whisky at his disposal to choose from. He has to choose about ten of them, commonly referred to as 'Lead Whiskeys,' which are used in significant quantities. The lead whiskeys are accompanied by a comparable whisky so that in case they're out of stock, there is always a replacement for them, which can be two or three malts. These lead whiskies usually determine the basic taste of a blended whisky. The master blender uses the rest, about twenty to thirty malts, to fine-tune the taste.
The malt whiskeys are generally sourced from different Scotland regions (Highlands, Lowlands, and Islands). They bring their unique character to the blended whiskey. Highlands (Speyside) malts give the blend taste and depth, while lowland malts provide the soft fruity notes and mellow aroma to the blend, and the Islands malts give the smoky aroma when matured in sherry oak. The most used grain is corn and wheat, but some barley is always involved due to its enzymes that convert starch to sugar. Most blended whiskeys contain 10 to 15% malt, but intensive malts are needed for a strong effect with a small proportion.
The enormous success of blended whisky has made it one of the famous spirit in the world and the best-selling whisky category. We have a vast selection of blended Scotch from cheap reputable brands to expensive and premium whiskey brands. You can choose from the iconic rich, smoky and complex Johnnie Walker brands, fruity and sweet Dewar's whiskeys, the classic Chivas regal to the spicy Grant whiskey brands. We have something for everyone. Dial a delivery to buy blended scotch whisky online at Drinks Zone and enjoy the most affordable whiskey prices in Kenya plus free drinks delivery services in Nairobi and its environs. Cheers!