The latest poll was answered by 68 people which is quite an increase from the last one. The question was how you liked your blended Scotch whisky in general. And here are the results:
- l also enjoy younger blends from time to time – 31 votes
- Blends? Me? Never! – 21 votes
- Only if it is at least a 12yo – 15 votes
- Blends are my favourite whiskies – 1 vote
As usual, let me start with the remark that the statistical significance of this poll is not to be rated too highly. Firstly because of the number of participants still is not very high, secondly (and perhaps this is the more important reason) this site is very much focused on single malt, so this is bound to distort the picture to some extent.
But nevertheless some interesting points can be seen here. The fact that only one voter confessed preferring blends over malts clearly shows that blends generally are regarded as a welcome addition to their single malt portfolio by two thirds of my readers. I admit that I had expected a lower number. Also a bit suprising in that light is (at least for me) that young blends are not sneered upon by a significant proportion of malt whisky lovers. I for one am a member of the 12yo+ faction, as I haven’t found a really enjoyable young blend yet.
It would be interesting to know what proportion of the blend refusers answered the way they did because they only have tried young blends so far. Perhaps some from that group would like to comment on that.