Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Scotch Whisky - Deluxe Blend - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
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WHY OH WHY OH WHY IS IT,THAT WHENEVER SOMETHING AS SPECIAL AND SO WELL LIKED AS THIS PRODUCT COMES ON TO THE MARKET,THE BRAINS OF THE PRODUCERS GO INTO OVERDRIVE,OVERHEAT AND THEN DECIDE TO WITHDRAW THE PRODUCT FROM GENERAL SALE.MAYBE THEY WOULD THINK TWICE IF WE STOPPED BUYING ALL OF THEIR PRODUCE OUT OF SHEER SPITE.
16th May 2015
Brilliant mix of subtlety, flavour, strength and 'och, aye, the noo!"
23rd April 2015
excellent, the best whisky I have tasted.now my favourite tipple.. I have a job finding it though...Mick.
4th March 2015
So something that is amazing and in demand has been withdrawn!!! Marketing ploy? absence makes the heart go stronger?! Missed, loved and irreplaceable even when it was in stock!
14th February 2015
Untouchable. The greatest blended Whisky. Why discontinue this historic, magnificent blend? Neil D
13th February 2015
Please will someone tell me with what I can replace this and where from? I am almost teetotal after not being able to find anything yet. And why does not Waitrose come clean and say that Glenmorangie has discontinued it?
12th February 2015
great we had three bottle when we were on hoilday in Edinburgh LOVE IT
28th January 2015
Without dought the best whisky I have tasted.
25th January 2015
This is my favourite whiskey but I can't find it anywhere. Used to get it at Waitrose and Oddbins. What's happening?
One marvellous whisky a smooth satisfying drink to relax with.Possibly the best blended whisky I have had the pleasure of drinking.
24th January 2015
one of the best I have had
20th January 2015
Smooth, sweet a hint of toffee? and fantastic value for the price.
31st December 2014
I live in Sydney, and can buy it there in several liquor shops! My very favourite blend.
29th December 2014
A great blended whisky with heavy influence from Glenmorangies 10 year old original, but with so much more complexity and flavour. I believe they have now pulled the plug and are no longer producing it. Sad times indeed
18th December 2014
I've loved the BNJ ever since discovering it some years ago. Just perfect. But now so difficult to find. Where, oh where can I buy it in England? Morrisons and Waitrose used to have it, but no longer. Why?
11th December 2014
my favourite whisky,but now difficult to find. Been pulled from Morrisons and Waitrose, unavailable on most webstores. Any clues as to why? anything to do with LVMH buying Glenmorangie? BNJ doesnt figure on their products list....
9th December 2014
This is my favourite whisky it is not sold everywhere .delicate and smooth.for me .it is the best
4th December 2014
The Bailie reviewers on here all seem to refer to it as a "Malt". Read the label and you'll discover that it isn't a malt - it is a blended whisky - but with highest content of single malts - of any blended whisky in the world. Morrison's used to sell it at £16 a bottle when I first discovered it in 2006 - I am broken hearted that they have recently stopped selling it.
21st November 2014
A very beautiful and soft whisky. I love buying it for my husband. I am just wondering why I cannot find it in any supermarket. What happened !!!
3rd November 2014
Smooth - very well done.
26th October 2014
what a whiskey, its a sweet one but not to sweet with a distinctive taste and a quite a nice clear yellow colour well worth buying even though its a blend its my choice every time far nicer than most other bland blends
15th October 2014
I love this whisky. I get through about one bottle a year of Scotch and always come back to this wonderful drink. It seems to be a well kept secret here in England, although a certain supermarket now stocks it. If you like Islay and Highland malts you will probably appreciate this delightful blend. I just hope if it becomes more poular that it doesn't become inferior (as sadly happened to a well known and cleverly marketed, formerly superior blend some years ago).
2nd October 2014
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