Black & White Blended Scotch
Buchanan's // Scotland
Originally known as House of Commons, this blend was created by James Buchanan & Co Ltd., which wanted a scotch for urbane London crowds. Ironically, it was unavailable in England for decades. The Scottie and Westie on the label were added in the 1890s and became iconic symbols of Scotch whisky. Although not an urbane Londoner, Dean Martin was particularly fond of Black & White.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
"A pretty standard blend, with little to delight or disappoint. Light, with a nose of citrus, biscuits, and even something a bit sour. The taste grapples with the high percentage of young grain whisky in the blend, yielding salt and caramel, lemon, and something musty. Not much of a finish to speak of. Better suited perhaps for a highball than sipping neat. "