How to serve blended scotch whisky this holiday season

Grant’s newest global brand ambassador Danny Dyer joined us this morning to tell us all about how to serve blended scotch this holiday season, and what makes it such a great choice.

The difference between blended scotch and single malt scotch is that with single malt scotch, the whisky is only coming from one place. Blended scotch is a mixture of single malt and single grain.

“It’s the hardest thing for our master blender to do,” said Dyer. “To sort of mix all these different malts and grain together to make something that is so easy to drink.”

Dyer says blended scotch is perfect for people who are new to whisky, but also great for people who already like whisky.

When it comes to making cocktails, Dyer recommends Grant’s Triple Wood 12. It has a sweet and sherry-like aroma with dried fruits and subtle woody notes and malty undertones.

The taste involves notes of vanilla, honey and spice all mixed together for a rich, sweet flavour. Aged grains and peated malt add depth. The finish is long, soothing and warm, which Dyer says is a feeling you don’t want to rush. 

Grant’s Rocks

  •  Add ice to a rocks glass
  • Pour 1 ounce of Grant’s Triple Wood 12
  • Squeeze an orange slice juice into glass
  •  Garnish with a fresh orange wedge

Grant’s and Soda 

  • Add a teaspoon of honey
  • Add 1 ounce Grant’s Triple Wood 12
  • Top with ice and soda water
  • Garnish with a fresh orange wedge