Only after 12 years and when deemed properly mature, the Master Blender blends the whiskies together and then adds an extra step known as "marrying", whereby he places the blended whiskies
back into casks and back into the warehouse for a further period before bottling.
Overall sales of blended whiskies
such as Famous Grouse and B a l l a n t i n e 's Finest,whichare more popular abroad than at home, rose by pounds 70million.
com's Scotch Finder allows men to find single malt or blended whiskies
by label, age, and region while providing expert tasting notes to over 75 whiskies.
Figures reveal blended whiskies
, such as Bell's, Teacher's and Famous Grouse, have been knocked off the top spot by the trendy tipple from makers such as Absolut and Smirnoff.
The 10 lucky ticket holders will also get the chance to meet Rory after his performance and win a bottle each of BNJ, premium blended Scotch whisky renowned for having the highest malt content of all the blended whiskies
Researchers TNS Alcovision said sales of blended whiskies
to the young were up 10 per cent, while malts saw a 68 per cent rise.
The choice of Ireland's blended whiskies
, Bushmills Black Bush is silky smooth on the palate.