With access to an unparalleled reserve of whiskies from across Scotland, our Master Blenders are able to exercise their creativity in virtually limitless ways.
Blending whisky is part art, part science and all craft. Our vast reserves are simply the building blocks in the process; it is through the skill and experience of our blenders that the fascinating flavours truly come alive.
The Art of Blending
While there are almost infinite ways to create flavour profiles with malt and grain whiskies, what matters most is not the individual whiskies that go into the blend. The art of the blend is always about the unique profile of flavours that emerges in the end. Drawing on his trained palate and an intimate understanding of the distinct character of each whisky, the Master Blender brings a completely new flavour profile to life.
The Science of Flavours
With backgrounds as flavour chemists, our blenders have a scientific understanding of the compounds that interact with the palate to produce unique flavours. This knowledge allows them to be actively involved in the distillation and maturation of whisky, and puts them at the forefront of pioneering new ingredients and processes that push the boundaries of flavours that we create.