Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkBeer, Wine & Spirits · 1 month ago

What makes a single malt scotch superior to a blend of two single malt scotches?

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A genuine scotch drinker and not a poser. Cheers, Sir.

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    It isn't necessarily better. There are some blended malt whiskeys that are better than some single malts. 

    People often regard blended malts as bing inferior because they have only ever tasted cheap ones.

  • D50
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    A better question might be: Why do the expensive blends, like Johnny Walker Blue Label, cost so much? The price of the blend is FAR greater than any of the components could possibly cost.

  • Matter of taste and individual preference.  Some blended Scotches are good, others not so much. 

  • CB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Most blends are done to be a smoother product with fewer flavor profiles and easier to drink -  made to put over ice or mixed with soda. 

    Single malt you drink neat and can pick out nuances of flavors more easily, (caramel, peat, brown sugar, oak etc). 

    Kind of like comparing Bud Light to an New England IPA. 

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Your taste buds. Nothing more. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You need to ask another alcoholic these types of questions.  If I see one, I'll send him/her out to the gutter to answer you.

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