Blended / Vatted Malt

A blended malt, formerly called a vatted malt, or pure malt, is a blend of different single malt whiskies from different distilleries, as opposed to single malt whisky, which is the blending of different casks or batches from the same distillery. Blended malts are typically soft textured, full bodied, delicious, flavourful whiskies with broad appeal. Subscribe to our Spirits and Liqueurs Email Newsletter to keep up to date with new arrivals, whisky tastings, special offers and more.

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Blended Single Malts take complexity to the next level.

Over the last few decades, the majority of Scottish distilleries have begun marketing a portion of their whisky for consumption as Single Malt whisky. But by far the greater part of production remains reserved for the world famous blended Scotch whiskies (grain combined with single malt). Blending whisky, (which in no sense equates to dilution), is a considerable art acquired only after years of experience. Because every distillery's Single Malt whisky has a character of its own and, just as people of different temperaments are often incompatible, so some whiskies will not happily marry.

The same rules and skills apply to vatting single malts. Blended malts contain two or more malt whiskies (usually up to a maximum of six) from two or more different distilleries. 'Vatted Malts' (now officially known as 'blended malts') are being marketed with some rather quirky labels, but in the hands of a master blender, the results can be as exciting as any great Single Malt - indeed, the whiskies potentially encompass the entire flavour spectrum taking complexity to the next level.

A Wide range of Blended Malts available online.

When you buy Blended Malt whiskies like Johnnie Walker Green Label, Compass Box, Monkey Shoulder and more from Nicks Wine Merchants , you can have them shipped free to most of Australia. If there's something not listed you're looking for, call us on 1800 069 295 and we'll try to track it down. You can also access our Scotch Whisky Primer to learn more about Whisky.