After this last purchase, I will be trying blended scotch just to see what I'm missing. I may run back to single malt. I may not. But it can't be said I didn't give single malts a good try. I did. So good, I don't want to leave them. And, really, I won't be. I have all these awesome bottles left that are still really full of scotch. Except for The Macallan. That one isn't so full. I may have to get another one of those.
The Balvenie has the coolest bottle. Once you remove the foil you can see the neck has a pleasant bud vase shape to it. The cork has a wooden cap. I was pleased to note that every scotch so far has had a cork stopper. Even my favourite wine doesn't come with a cork anymore. I don't really care, but there's something about cork that makes it seem like more attention was given to details.
Balvenie has a rich flavour with a hint of sherry like Macallan does. It's tangy and a bit spicier than Macallan but, like all the scotch I've tried so far, it has a pleasant and lingering heat. It's the heat I think I love the most. Perhaps you get it chugging other spirits, I don't know.
So...any good blended scotch suggestions or do I close my eyes and pick one?