Top Peated Blended Malts Under $75

If you like your whiskies rich and malty with layers of peat smoke, this blended malt list is for you! Added bonus: They’re all under $75!
Aug 15, 2017
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    From the folks that bring us brands such as Smokehead, Isle of Skye, and Glengoyne comes this blended malt bottling. The Six Isles is a composite of single malt whiskies from the six isles of Scotland: Arran, Islay, Jura, Mull, Orkney, and Skye. It is all natural color and non chill filtered.
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    Sweet & Rich
    Taketsuru Pure Malt, released in the summer of 2015 without an age statement, is set to replace the now extinct aged Taketsuru expressions. It is a blend of malts averaging 10 years of age, with a high percentage of Miyagikyo malt, with some Yoichi added in. The whiskies were aged in different cask types, including ex-sherry barrels. Note: As of November 2020, this product has been discontinued and replaced with a reformulated blend. That new product has an updated label as well.
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    Full Bodied
    Douglas Laing & Co. is an independent bottler and blender of Scotch whiskies. They release single malts, blended malts, and blended whiskies. The Rock Oyster Blended Malt was released in early 2015 and it is blend of single malts from the Isles of Islay, Arran, Jura, and Orkney. There is no-age statement on the bottling which is released at 93.6 proof and without coloring or chill-filtration.
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    Smoky & Rich
    The Big Smoke is a blend of malts from the marine-influenced Islay region of Scotland, known for its smoky whisky made with peat-dried barley. This is a blend of young malts selected from a variety of Islay scotch distilleries, bottled at 120 proof.
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    Fruity & Rich
    The Lost Distillery Company produces whiskies inspired by shuttered distilleries, incorporating five to ten single malts in a blend, and further basing their selection on ten production factors. Lossit was founded in 1817 and stayed operational for a half century, until 1867. It was for a time the largest producer of whisky on Islay.
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    Rich & Peaty
    Compass Box The Peat Monster is a blended malt whisky using various single malt whiskies from different areas of Scotland. A typical blend will include single malts aged in refill hogsheads as follows: 40% "malt whisky from Laphroaig", 20% "malt whisky from Ledaig", 13% "malt whisky from Caol Ila", and 26% "malt whisky from Ardmore." The final 1% is a blend of Highland malts from Clynelish, Dailuaine, and Teaninich which finished for two years in Compass Box's new French oak toasted hybrid barrels. Note: Beginning in 2019, all batches of Compass Box The Peat Monster will feature a new Painting Label as well as a new recipe. Older batches will be referred to as Compass Box The Peat Monster (Classic Brown Label).
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    Peaty & Smoky
    Released in 2015, this blended malt whisky from Wemyss Malts is a follow up to its sister whisky Peat Chimney, but with double the number of Islay single malts whiskies added to the final product. It is non-chill filtered and is bottled at 46% ABV.
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    Fruity & Rich
    Johnnie Walker Green Label is the only blended malt whisky in the Johnnie Walker core portfolio unlike the others which are blended whiskies incorporating grain whiskies in those blends. Included in the Green Label blend are single malts from Skye (Talisker), Islay (Caol Ila), and Speyside (Cragganmore and Linkwood). Each of these single malt whiskies were aged a minimum of 15 years. While the Green Label was discontinued for a short time in 2012, it did return permanently to the portfolio in 2016 due to popular demand. (SRP $64.99 for 750ml)