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    Mar 2012
    There's been some cool articles coming out on blending and one of the interesting factoids that came to light in my readings is that it is fairly common to nose & taste the candidate blends @ 20% ABV. Given even Single Malts are essentially blends comprised of a mix of whiskies from a single distillery, this practice is repeated for just about every bottle of whisky on the shelf (with the notable exception of Single Barrel selections) - in fact, "Small Batch" really means "Blend". The entire process is fascinating and I have to credit SB & Gillman for opening my eyes to this world via the gateway expression famously known as the SB Blend.

    Here's a fascinating discussion by Compass Box's John Glaser on how they came about the recipe (includes component malts) for the Flaming Heart 4th Edition (2012):

    I applaud CB's openness in revealing the sources of their blends - I wish there was more transparency like this in the whisky world!

    Here's some of the links I've been reading this AM:


    Some links to SB Blend Threads:

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