Some Blended Scotches Are Greater than the Sums of Their Parts

Your favorite single malt might be in these blended scotch whiskies…


If we tell you to think about quality scotch, it’s probably single malts—whiskies that come from a single distillery—that come to mind, right? If so, you’re not alone—but allow us to remind you of an oft-overlooked fact: The blended scotches some drinkers sneer at? They’re actually composed of single-malt whiskies. Sometimes they’re blends of seriously revered single malts. But for some reason, that’s not generally made known by the blended-scotch companies.

We’re here to blow the lid off those secrets. Here are some of our favorite blended scotches, all priced less than a bottle of just one of the many single malts that go into their blends.