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.
Love the taste, the flavor... but it's cheaper here... Monkey Shoulder goes for 21 euros...BNJ goes for 23... it'd be silly to buy from you... Cheers
27th September 2014
Bailie Nicol Jarvie is indeed one of rarest of its kind. Who would ever guess it was a blended whisky and not a single malt? I've visited quite a few distilleries in my time; the last one (4 years ago) was to the Highland Park Distillery on Orkney. It was quite a trip yet well worth the effort. Highland Park 12 year old is a good single malt, but in my opinion not quite as 'easy-going' as BNJ. Highland Park also produce a 15 year old malt which is the best single malt I've ever tasted. Sadly, you can't buy this in the UK because it's for export only (I don't know why). The point being; Bailie Nicol Jarvie is up there with the very best of the single malts, yet it's a blended whisky, which is quite astonishing and tastefully amazing.
23rd September 2014
BNJ is smooth, consistent, tasty, and has body without malice ! BNJ is discounted here @$36 per & routinely wins blind-tasting tests against all similarly priced and many greater priced whiskies. I permanently tour Australia 4x4, from the Outback to the Alps to the Tropics and I would not happily do so with any other brand. If ingestion of BNJ also cured toxic stings and snakebites,it would be the perfect travelling companion !
22nd August 2014
This is simply my favourite whisky, and I have been researching for 77 years!
21st August 2014
An exceptional whisky, given the price even better.
14th August 2014
This is probably my favourite blended whisky (ahead of Black Bottle and Aldi's Highland Black) - not seen it in the supermarkets around me for a while but came across some in Waitrose on holiday in Norfolk. Ultra smooth, loads of flavour, shame the price is creeping up above £20.
13th August 2014
I had never heard of this whisky before I saw it on sale in Booths supermarket whilst on holiday in Windemere. Out of curiosity I bought a bottle, as it cost only a little over £20. Probably one of the best £20 I've ever spent! A gorgeous sweet and smooth whisky for the price, which meant I bought another bottle before returning home from my holiday in the Lake District. I've been home for just over a week and I had the final dram last night. This could turn out to be more expensive than I envisaged! My favourite whisky (and a very rare treat) is Middleton Rare and although the Bailie Nicol Jarvie is only half as good, it is a fifth of the price.
10th August 2014
I live in Scotland and found this in my local supermarket, discounted from the already low price. Tried it on a whim and I love it. It's easily my "drinking" whisky as it's so affordable, tasty, and smooth.
I like the range of malts, from growly to smooth; and this one very much shows its Speyside/Highland roots, it's SO smooth and delicious. And it tastes like a malt, the only malt that I've ever countered that does so. (I think Black Bottle, a good and worthy blend of the Islay malts, still doesn't match any of the Islay malts).
Even if you're rich enough you never need to consider the price difference it's really so good, and historic, it's worth getting at least one shot of. For anyone else you'd be crazy not to try it if you like your malts.
24th July 2014
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