Give yourself a Blend for Christmas!

We are talking single malt by one, single barrel that way, but sometimes we have to go back to the base of the pyramid ...

Very few people know it, but the Blends, or blends, are by far the most popular whiskeys sold in the world. It is normal when you give them a little love at the holidays!

As a practical-practical guide this year I decided to explore for you what the SAQ had to offer good for our Christmas stockings ... for all budgets.

As the American actor and comedian so well said Timothy Allen Dick (1953-) said so well:

Without gifts, Christmas would not be Christmas ...


Trio #1: The tricolor of the sure values

We tend to dismiss our friend Johnnie Walker in the closet, but if you take the trouble to go further than your Red Label mixer, you can discover damn good deals, as long as it is not for a bribe for a civil servant in Asia… I don't look up on it ...

  1. Johnnie Walker 12 Black Label • SAQ 00007880 • $ 56.50
  2. Johnnie Walker 15 years Green Label • SAQ 12591371 • $ 80.50
  3. Johnnie Walker Blue LabelSAQ 00308155 • 279.00 $

#2 Trio: Everyone loves classic traditions


We hear them everywhere, sometimes overused, sometimes not, but something certain brands have been talking about them since their foundation. You can not really go wrong with classic brands of blended Scotch that have proven themselves again and again throughout history.

  1. Dewar's 12 years • SAQ 12359192 • $ 45.75
  2. Ballantine's 12 years • SAQ 12727207 • $ 48.75
  3. Ballantine's 21 years • SAQ 10866916 • $ 163.50

Trio #3: The cream of the bottlers


A very small part of the stocks of the big distilleries is resold to thirds. However, the most skilled of these independent bottlers have managed to assemble some of the world's most delicious and celebrated expressions themselves. Even more affordable! Big ones like Compass Box et Douglas Laing will not disappoint you!

  1. Compass Box the Monster Peat • SAQ 11534702 • $ 75.50
  2. Douglas Laing Rock Oyster • SAQ 12818580 • $ 87.75
  3. Douglas Laing Scallywag • SAQ 12470624 • $ 87.75

Anyway, so offer a blend for Christmas, you look good, you're happy, you push a blend. Win-Win-Win ...