What's in a name? Bailie Nicol Jarvie Blended Whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Bailie Nicol Jarvie Blended Whiskey, rather than whisky.
I really like this. The nose reminds me of pear drops and is slightly grassy. Taste is quite complex - no one flavour really hits me, which makes me want to drink this and think about this a lot. I get some peat (not a lot), some barley, some citrus - actually quite a sharp impact there. Best to hold it on your tongue for a few seconds and savour. The finish is quite different to the initial slap you get in your mouth - I get soft toffee, vanilla from the casks, quite unexpected. I agree with Ralfie's review - this should be drunk raw to get the best effect.
Almost as good as a 10 year old Glenmorangie. Hard to beat at any price.
For me,this is the best blended whisky on the planet. It is smooth,mellow and so so drinkable. I would drink this before many other Malt Whiskys that profess lineage above BNJ. Difficult to buy in Supermarket chains.
Without doubt the finest blended whisky I have ever tasted. Beats my single Malts. Can be found in Waitrose Asda Sainsbury and Morrissons from time to time.