The Tweeddale Blend Returns After 70 Years
Single malts may be all the rage nowadays, but not so long ago blends were the mainstream. And though there are many quality blends on the market from such labels as Johnnie Walker, Chivas Regal and Famous Grouse, some have been lost to the pages of history.
The Tweeddale Blend is one such lost scotch. It was produced from 1820 until the start of the Second World War, after which it disappeared. But after a 70 year absence, the great grandson of its former proprietor has relaunched the blend using his great grandfather's original recipe book.
Named for the Tweed river that runs by the facility along the Scottish Borders, the Tweeddale Blend features a particularly high proportion of malt whisky – drawn from the Lowlands, Highlands, Speyside and Islay, some as old as 21 years – blended 50/50 with grain whisky no younger than 10 years.