Bailie Nicol Jarvie (40%, Glenmorangie Distillery Co., 2014)
- Blended scotch whisky
- 40% ABV, £Discontinued
- Score: 79/100
What they say:
A very popular blend from Glenmorangie. Bailie Nicol Jarvie is a sweet, delicate blend with Highland, Islay and Speyside whisky, blended with top quality grain whisky.
What I say:
Blended whisky typically consists of a reasonable amount of Single malt scotch, bestowing the flavour and character; and grain whisky to bulk out the volume and alcohol content making the blend much cheaper to produce. BNJ is a particularly old and well established blend and is though to consist of Islay, Highland [possibly Glenmorangie from where it is produced?] and Speyside malts blended with Ayrshire grain whisky [Girvan distillery]. This blend boasts the highest malt content of a blend [around 60% malts].
Sweet honey, cereal and fruity pears
buttery in flavour and texture, a little waxy, lemon and cereal
Relatively short and clean