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Passport Scotch

An interesting blend

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@borysReview by @borys

4th Oct 2012


Passport Scotch
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According to various sources including the Pernod Ricard web site (owner of the distillery), Passport Blended Scotch Whisky contains malts from Seagram's Speyside distilleries. According to Jim Murray, Passport Scotch is a blend of more flavored highland malts with lighter and sweet lowland whiskies made at Seagram's Speyside distilleries.

The price (less than a half of JW Black Label) is excellent for what it offers. I would put it on a second place after JWBL when talking about cheaper blends (less than USD 30).

I have done tests with and without a drop of water and it was great in both ways. The content of single malts seems to be significantly higher than in other blends (except for JWBL).

There are certain floral and sweet vanilla tones on the nose, maple syrup, a light peat and bourbon sort of spice on the palate with a smooth and pleasant finish (very Speyside-bodied), not very dry. It is a very enjoyable blend for everyday drinking. If it is available in your area, you should definitely give it a try. I would say it will surprise anyone interested in blended whisky.

Should you decide e.g. between Chivas 12, Grouse, JW Red, I would recommend Passport Scotch instead. In central Europe it is available for approximately 12,- EUR.

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