Scotch - Blended

J&B Rare Blended Scotch Whisky

From: Scotland Liquor Review Category: Blended Scotch

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2006
  • 2015

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Proof66 Notes

J&B Rare blended scotch is one of the more recognizable brands of whisky around. Blended in London, they claim that over 42 whiskies go into their blend. It's heart is in Speyside scotch, giving it the famous peat reek overtones so many associate with scotch.

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This bottle has 9 ratings and 9 reviews.
Shmotch Shmotch (68)
Rating: 2.0 (2016-03-13)
Bottom shelf Scotch. I wonder if Lemon Pledge was one of the blends used. Like many cheap blends, meant to be mixed more than drank neat, if I was stranded in an island with a case of this stuff, I would definitely mix with salt water to improve the taste...
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nashdaq nashdaq (24)
Rating: 2.0 (2015-02-15)
This is basically an mix and stir whiskey to mix with coke or pepsi or something like that, cause it has a sweet body, lemon-citric after taste, not so strong flavor that it's really a soft whiskey to drink alone, but with a little cola, it tastes good, i know that whiskeys are supposed to drink straight, but this specially i preffer it mixed
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rolugomi rolugomi (34)
Rating: 2.0 (2015-01-09)
Definitely malt and wood on the nose. Grains. More on the palate, with just a hint of smoke. Lemon throughout. Finish is brief to moderate, and very nice. Quite smooth overall. Water brings out more malt and grain
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Filthee Filthee (62)
Rating: 1.0 (2014-10-15)
This was the first scotch i ever tried 10 years ago and it turned me off of scotch for years afterwards. Now that I have tasted and drink better scotch I went back to give it another chance and still feel that it just about the worst tasting drink I have ever encountered, I wouldn't even use it as a mixer
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mct (2015-08-14):
Tasted like water infused with Carton/Box chips

tigertankii tigertankii (4)
Rating: 3.0 (2014-05-01)
Sweet for a scotch. Has no offensive or reminding values. Good with some ice. I have not yet tried mixing it. (Scotch mixed = WTF?)
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derkerderr derkerderr (73)
Rating: 1.0 (2014-01-28)
Barbaric! Left an ashtray and furniture polish taste in my mouth for a while. Barbaric! This is the worst liquor that I have had the displeasure to consume. Barbaric! Barbaric! simply barbaric....
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  • - mct up voted your review on 2015-08-14.

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mct (2015-08-14):
You are 100% correct. For this kind of money i'd still go for Cutty Sark or The Famous Grouse :)

Edith MaGoo Edith MaGoo (66)
Rating: 1.0 (2014-01-27)
This is absolutely the worst liquid that I've ever put into my mouth. It literally tastes like what you'd expect if a decomposing cow were somehow liquefied and bottle. horrendous. The only type person who could drink this would be dyed in the wool alcoholics.
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  • - Filthee up voted your review on 2014-10-15.

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mct (2015-08-14):
It has that "Hoarder's House Smell". YUCK.

magezi magezi (67)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-03-08)
This is good for the price. Light, lemony and somekind of liqourice taste. Number one in USA, not bad at all!
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ehotonic ehotonic (20)
Rating: 3.0 (2011-09-07)
If I could, I'd give this 3 1/2 stars. For a blended scotch, I still think J&B is more balanced than its counterparts -- it won't blow you away with smokiness or smoothness, but it's great as a mixer for its balance, and I still enjoy a glass neat. My buddy's take on it is that "it's inoffensive", which is really not what you want in almost any whiskey, because it means it has very little complexity and spiciness. However, I'll say it's balanced, and not as artificially smokey as, say, Johnnie Walker Black.
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