Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Scotch Whisky - Deluxe Blend - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
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.
Tried it for the first time during my holiday in Scotland. A superb blended whisky. I was really surprised. Full body, good value for money. More than that: wonderful value for meney.
30th June 2014
Usually I am a Isley malt whiskey drinker but this one took me by surprise very smooth and sweet I think this is the best blend I have ever tasted.
27th March 2014
This is one of the best. Great value.
23rd February 2014
7 years ago a Royal Navy officer who knows his whiskeys told me about this. A wonderful whiskey. Very similar to a single malt. If you put it in a blind tasting against single malts few people could recognise it. Lovely toffee and caramel and hints of smoke and peat, very very drinkable.
18th February 2014
22nd December 2013
Great "malt"at a blended price.
15th December 2013
The title of mine sums it up. The fact that this is only a few quid pricier than the awful Bells, Grouse, etc that populate supermarket shelves and a good £10-12 cheaper than original Glenmorangie is a joke - though a rather wonderful one! I picked a bottle up earlier this week in Morrisons... for £17. Yep, you read that right. Only one on the shelf mind..... or I could have ended up buying a few of them.
I find this nice, crisp and quite refreshing.
1st November 2013
I took a chance on this one, without any prior knowledge. That was three years ago and I've always got at least two bottles in my stock since. a stunning, light yet complex dram, full of character and at £20, a real bargain. Although the price has been steadily creeping up these past couple years. Get in there now, while the price and quality are still there. x
20th June 2013
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.
11th March 2013
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.
23rd January 2013
Almost as good as a 10 year old Glenmorangie. Hard to beat at any price.
17th December 2012
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.
12th January 2012