Back in the heyday of whiskey consumption in this country, however, the "imported" moniker was one of the ways for Canadian whisky to position itself as a finer and more upscale alternative to blended whiskies
produced in the U.S.
Some blended whiskies
are matured for just the legal minimum of three years.
The distillery, founded in 1846, produces 5.7million litres of whisky a year, most of which is used in Diageo's blended whiskies
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.
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.