Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $15 From: $10 To: $239
Blended whisky is a blend of one or more whiskies, which may themselves be made from any combination of malted and unmalted grains.
Blended whiskies are generally cheaper and more accessible than single malt or single grain whiskies, but do not offer the individuality of a spirit distilled from a single product in a single place. On the other hand, they are also more malleable in terms of their style, allowing producers to create a consistent 'house style'.
Although blended whiskies are considered less exclusive than single malts, and therefore less likely to command high prices, some of world's best-known and most expensive whiskies are blends. The Johnnie Walker brand demonstrates this perfectly, with its Blue Label Whisky costing hundreds of ... more
Scotland is known for whisky rather than wine; the climate is too cold and wet to allow grapes to ripen sufficiently for the production of wine. Whisky has been made in Scotland for several hundred years and the question of whether it came to Scotland from Ireland or vice versa is a much-debated topic.
Scotland lies to the north of England, between latitudes 55°N and 60°N degrees, and is characterized by areas of moorland, highland and coastal islands. Despite these high latitudes, the Scottish climate is temperate and oceanic, due to the Gulf Stream bringing warm water currents (and consequently higher rainfall) to the west coast. This cool, damp climate, with little seasonal variation, is important for whisky ... more
The United Kingdom may not be the best known of the world's wine regions, but since the 1970s there have been dedicated viticulturalists and winemakers in England and Wales, producing high-quality wines and winning international competitions. Sparkling wines in the Champagne style have been the most successful of these, but there is an increasing focus on other grape varieties, including ... more