Scotch - Blended

Grand Macnish 12yr Blended Scotch Whisky

From: Scotland Liquor Review Category: Blended Scotch

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Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2013
  • 2014

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2012
  • 2013

Wine Enthusiast

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Proof66 Notes

Grand Macnish 12yr blended malt (not to be confused with the recently released "pure malt") claims to have the signature smoothness of the original but more mature at 12 years of age offering a longer finish and more "malt intensity." They suggest looking for spices and roast nuts on the palate.

The 2012 Beverage Testing Institute recommends the Macnish blend specifically for cocktails.

Grand Macnish is named for Robert McNish who founded a blend in 1863 to be approachable and differentiated in the whisky market; the original blend is said to be composed of over 40 individual whiskies. The brand was family owned until 1927 when it was purchased by Corby Distilleries. The label was then eventually sold to MacDuff International in 1991. The "grand" in the title was an approbation from Robert McNish's friends in describing the fine quality of the scotch... the "a" in Macnish was inserted as a marketing effort to improve pronunciation in the rest of the international markets unused to the Scottish brogue.

MacDuff International was founded in Glasgow, Scotland in 1992 by Stewart MacDuff (who presumably lends his name to the company), Charles Murray, and Ted Thomson--themselves all veterans of the scotch industry. The company was formed to produce blends with the "personal touch" that were an homage to the heritage of Scotland.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
lorax735 lorax735 (43) (2015-05-08)
This is a great value and solid scotch. Was put off by the name and label but the scotch is very good. Deep flavor complex and very drinkable. I like my drinks neat and this is no exception. Grab a bottle and enjoy.
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dinglebarryspls dinglebarryspls (10) (2013-08-30)
really enjoy this scotch. extremely drinkable and complex... great value
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