Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
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.
12th January 2012
Almost as good as a 10 year old Glenmorangie. Hard to beat at any price.
17th December 2012
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
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
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
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