Tasting #13 Recap: Blended Scotch Whiskies and Blending Workshop


The Saratoga Whisk(e)y Club had Tasting #13 on December 13, 2017 and January 3, 2018 .  The purpose of this tasting was to explore and learn about the world of blended scotches.  We had four Premium Blended Whiskies to taste and then we did our own Blending Workshop using four Single Malt Scotches and one Single Grain.  It was a lot of fun tasting the premium whiskies and then trying to match their flavors or blended profiles using the single malts and single grain.  It was definitely not an easy job, but someone had to do it!

Here is a list of the Premium Blends we tasted:

  • Chivas Regal 18 Year Signature Gold
  • Johnnie Walker Director’s Cut Blade Runner Edition
  • Compass Box ‘The Lost Blend’
  • Exclusive Blends 1991 Edition

Here are the Single Malts and Single Grain that we used for our blending workshop:

  • Ancnoc 12
  • Glenfiddich 12
  • Caol Ila 12
  • Auchentoshan 12
  • The Exclusive Regions Single Grain 12

Overall it was a very educational tasting and a lot of fun!

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Here are some photos from the tasting.