Jon, Mark & Robbo's "Smoother Sweeter One" is a mix of Cooley from Ireland and Bunnahaibhain? from Scotland.
"Celtic Nations" (by Bruichladdich) is a mix of Cooley from Ireland & Bruichladdich from Scotland.
However, I think that I heard that the Scotch Whisky Association (bless their cotton socks, the little old innovators that they are) have outlawed such vattings.
our friend Kevin has asked the SWA about that.
http://www.thescotchblog.com/2007/06/ke ... .html#more
There is a German whisky which used to be called Red Fox in its early days until the SWA made objections to the usage of an English name to a whisky which used Scottish malt and Germain grain. The name today is Racke Rauchzart but it is not very smoky anymore. And they do not use German grains any longer but buy the grains in Scotland as well.
Scotch is blended with local grain distillate the world over and is sold as whisky. The only thing you can not do is mixing scotch with non grain spirits and call it whisky and the other thing you can not do is mixing Scotch with home made whisky and call it Scotch whisky. But whisky is the name if grain destillates are used.
Aidan wrote:I presume the scotch whisky assoc. can only stop people calling such a vatting scotch. They can't make it illegal for anyone to mix scotch with another nation's whisky.
I have no objection to the practice, as long as it produces something nice.
Could not agree with you more. Its not like the Association is the International Court of Justice or something.
Oh dear. I mixed a bit of Ardbeg Ten and some Macallan CS t'other week, just outa curiosity. isn't that akin to "international" in whisky terms? Does that make me an outlaw?
Oops, must go. Hear come the men in black...
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