Vat 69 is a famous and very popular blended whisky and comes with a great deal of history. It was first made in 1882 by William Sanderson – a liquor manufacturer from Leith, Scotland.
To create the perfect blend, Sanderson made up 100 different vattings of whisky and hired a panel of expert whisky tasters to select the finest one. They chose the 69th vatting, thus the name, Vat 69. Blended using forty different malt and grain whiskies, this is a smooth, balanced spirit and a perennial favourite with blend drinkers.
Nose: Hints of spice and caramel, notes of barley malt, with a soft wheat character. A touch of pear juice.
Palate: Ground almonds and barley malt. Slightly biscuity, more of those pear notes, a little pepper. Sweet, rounded.
Finish: Woody, spiced finish. Caramel.
Overall: Simple, easy-going stuff. If you’re looking for a dependable blend, this is an excellent choice.
Awards for Vat 69 Blended Scotch Whisky
- Silver – Blended: Standard – 2015 – The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
- Silver – Blended: Premium – 2014 – The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
- Silver – Scotch Whisky – Blended – 2017 – International Wine & Spirit Competition
What some of our whisky loving friends have said about Vat 69 Blended Scotch Whisky
Quote 1: “For the price, I don’t think you can buy a better whisky, nice complex flavour great easy-drinking whisky. To me, the Japanese blends are the only ones better than this but they are mostly double the price, it’s certainly better than the cheap rubbish in our supermarkets(Jura, Glenfiddich, Abelour). ”