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46 Year Old Blended Malt Whisky

A 46-year-old whisky isn't just about the number of years it's aged; it's about the journey it's undergone. During this time, the spirit has evolved, continuously interacting with its surroundings, resulting in a drink with depth and varied tastes for the appreciative drinker.

Blended malt whisky combines single malts from various distilleries. It's different from blended whisky, which mixes single malt and single grain whiskies, and single malt whisky that's made at just one distillery. Blended malt whisky champions the core traits of malt whisky, presenting a spectrum of flavours.

Crafting a blended malt whisky is a delicate process, the responsibility of skilled blenders. They choose single malts considering factors such as age, region, cask influences, and distinct flavour notes. Their aim? To seamlessly integrate these varied characteristics into a cohesive taste. The single malts, while from different sources, might hail from the same or from different whisky-producing areas, enhancing the final blend's richness.

In terms of flavour, blended malt whiskies cover a broad spectrum. From the powerful, smoky essence of Islay malts to the milder, fruit-driven notes of Speyside malts. This richness stems from the assortment of single malts in the blend. To keep a consistent flavour profile across batches, one needs a refined taste and a profound knowledge of malt whisky's subtleties.

Age plays a pivotal role in blended malt whisky. The age statement reflects the age of the youngest whisky in the mix, as per industry norms. Yet, blends can integrate older whiskies, deepening the overall taste. Emphasising malt, these whiskies tend to offer a fuller flavour experience. On the market side, blended malts strike a balance between quality and affordability. They encapsulate the essence of single malts, but often come with a friendlier price tag, drawing in both seasoned whisky aficionados and newcomers alike.

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