Currency and Delivery Country

We're just loading our login box for you, hang on!

13 Year Old Blended Malt Whisky

After 13 years, whisky reaches a balance between the spirit and the cask's influence. This 13-year-old mark highlights a whisky with deep character, enhanced by a range of flavours and scents.

Blended malt whisky, sometimes called "vatted malt" or "pure malt," is a blend of single malts from various distilleries. This is different from blended whisky, which mixes single malts with grains, and from single malt whisky, which comes from just one distillery. A 13-year-old blended malt whisky has its own place in the whisky world, combining different flavours but still retaining the core malt whisky characteristics.

Creating a 13-year-old blended malt whisky is a detailed process. Expert blenders choose from an array of single malts, taking into account factors like age, origin, cask type, and flavour. They aim to bring these diverse elements together into a unified and complex drink. These selected malts can be from multiple distilleries, either within the same whisky region or from different ones, adding depth to the final blend. The flavour range of blended malt whisky is broad, from the intense smokiness of Islay malts to the light, fruity notes of Speyside whiskies. This variety is due to the wide choice of single malts available for blending. The challenge lies in ensuring consistent taste across batches, which needs a sharp palate and deep knowledge of how different malts interact.

The age label on 13-year-old blended malt whiskies indicates the age of the youngest whisky included, as per regulations. However, such blends might also contain older whiskies, introducing further depth and nuance. The focus on malt means these whiskies have a pronounced maltiness, often giving them a richer taste than other blended options.

In the market, 13-year-old blended malts are often seen as great value for money. They offer the complexities typically found in single malts, but often at a more affordable price, appealing to both seasoned whisky lovers and newcomers alike.

Read more
Shop Other Styles
Sort by
Advanced search
Age in years
Bottling year
Alcohol by volume
Distilleries & brands
User rating
Bottle size
Showing 1 - 7 out of 7
Sort by