Cocktails & Spirits 9

Scotch Blends

theginguy | Apr 15, 200805:45 PM

Quick question.

I've tried a few blends: Dewars, Chivas, the Grouse, Teachers and Johny Walker. So far the only blend that I prefer is Johny Walker black. The rest of them are just to bland.

I was reading the Whisky Bible by Jim Murray and he rates White Horse very very high.

I haven't tried White Horse yet. From what I read it has some Talisker and Lagavulin in it.

The problem I have is that some of the before mentioned blends, especially Teachers has pretty good ratings also.

I really like Johny Walker Black, along with a lot of single malts but of course, my problem is money. I can't afford to buy Johny Walker Black and or 12 year single malts on a regular bases.

So I've been looking at two blends and I was just wondering if anyone could give me their opinion?

White Horse? Does it have a good nose, taste profile and finish and is it like Lagavulin and Talisker?

Famous Grouse Gold Reserve. Is it smoother then the regular Famous Grouse and does it have a better nose and flavor profile? Is it like Highland Park?

Should I try these or should I stick with Johny Walker Black and 12 year single malt scotches?

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